This is one of most beautiful stellar dendrite snowflakes that i've captured winter 2012-13, but it was hard to process, because i had serious aligning problems (wind shifts and rotates this crystal, while i've took photo series).
This is quite large snow crystal, 5-6 millimeters from tip to tip. I like this crystal's ornate "design", and especially high detailed arms (they remind me six swords, pointing inward).
8 identical photos, taken as fast series, was averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio. Background: dark woolen fabric, natural light (grey cloudy sky), external optics Helios 44M-5, January 2013, Moscow, Russia.
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