This medium size snowflake (around 4 millimeters from tip to tip) is one of my certain favorites. It is solid, very clear and symmetrical. I like how relief transparent surface distorts background behind this snow crystal. Large hexagon in the center includes simple and cute internal pattern.
This photo was chosen by Autodesk.com to be a part of "Fake or photo?" challenge version 6.
Next winter i captured similar snow crystal: "Icy jewel", with slightly bigger size and more complex inner pattern.
8 identical RAW photos was averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio of this image. Background: black wool fabric, natural light from grey cloudy sky, external optics: Helios 44, january 2013, Moscow, Russia.
You can find two other versions of this snowflake - large panoramic and on smooth blurred background - in galleries "All snowflakes" and "Dark snowflakes".
Closeup snowflake pictures available for home decor, interior design and gifts as: stretched canvas prints, metal, acrylic, wood a...