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Tiny Snow Flakes

Tiny Snow Flakes
Copyright ©2004, Jens Birch
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1-2mm snowflakes that fell this morning. This is a full crop - no resize - out of the 5MP image. I captured them as they fell onto a pre-chilled linear polarizer backlit by a 7W flourescent lamp. I photographed them through another crossed polarizer and a +33 diopters achromatic close-up lens. Out of 50 attempts, only a few were worth saving.

I like the colours and the cool shapes of this one. Unfortunately, the DOF, which is only 0.5mm at this magnification, made the vertical 'wings' of the flakes a bit blurred.

All comments, suggestions, and critiques are very welcome! (No need to rate.)

Photographer: Jens Birch
Folder: Jens' Macro
Uploaded: 20-Dec-2004 09:15 CET
Current Rating: 8.00/1
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Camera: Olympus C5050
Exposure time: 1/30 sec.
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal length: 21 mm
Focusing method:
ISO: 64
White balance:
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
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Image resized to: 642x642

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Jens--this is an amazing shot!


Liz Zoob at 23:51 CET on 09-Jan-2005 [Reply]