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Ice Flowers

Uploaded by: ChrisAnthemum

Monday November 26, 2012

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Formed by the bursting open of dying plant stalks due to freezing, and the escape of moisture in them, which then freezes into these crystalline structures. This is the first time I have ever seen these and I wouldn't even know what they are if it were not that other WUG photographers have posted them before. I learn something every day on this site!

Image Width: 3888

Image Length: 2592

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Orientation: top - left

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Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS

Software: PaintShop Pro 14.00

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Compression: JPEG compression

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

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Color Space: sRGB

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SubsecTime: 43

SubSecTimeOriginal: 43

SubSecTimeDigitized: 43

Exposure Time: 1/40 sec.

FNumber: f/4.5

Exposure Program: Normal program

ISO Speed Ratings: 100

Shutter speed: 5.38 EV (APEX: 6, 1/41 sec.)

Aperture: 4.38 EV (f/4.6)

Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 27.0 mm

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Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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41. ChrisAnthemum
3:22 AM GMT on December 05, 2012
Thank you, James!
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40. gardner48197
3:18 AM GMT on December 05, 2012
Congrats on the AC & WV, Kathy!!!
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39. ChrisAnthemum
2:11 PM GMT on December 04, 2012
Thank you, Heidrun!
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38. trailhiker44
4:28 AM GMT on December 04, 2012
CONGRATULATIONS on your WORLD VIEW selection, Kathy !!!
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37. ChrisAnthemum
12:57 AM GMT on December 04, 2012
Thank you, Jan and Mark!
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36. noneinc
12:41 AM GMT on December 04, 2012
Cool!
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35. LovePix
12:33 AM GMT on December 04, 2012
Congratulations on the World View recognition, Kathy!! Wonderful!
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34. ChrisAnthemum
9:09 PM GMT on December 03, 2012
Thank you, Duane, Julia, Susan, Wanda, and Katy!

Thank you, administrative staff, for the World View!
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33. katy99780
7:31 PM GMT on December 03, 2012
Woah! How did this get by me?? Gorgeous!

Congratulations Kathy for the AC, AND WORLD VIEW!
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32. Wanda1948
6:20 PM GMT on December 03, 2012
Congratulations to the World View and on the AC!
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31. suzi46
5:49 PM GMT on December 03, 2012
hey Kathy AC/Worldview congrats!! neat capture..I've seen lots of different kinds of frost here..but never this kind..:)
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30. Doesiedoats
5:40 PM GMT on December 03, 2012
Congratulations, Kathy, on your

World View recognition!
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29. RenoSoHill
5:20 PM GMT on December 03, 2012
Congratulations Kathy on the World View Selection!
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28. ChrisAnthemum
9:16 PM GMT on November 28, 2012
They DO! Thanks for commenting, Kathy!
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27. minnesotamom
7:47 PM GMT on November 28, 2012
In this photo they look like cotton candy! Congrats on a great pic, Kathy!! :-)
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26. ChrisAnthemum
1:47 PM GMT on November 28, 2012
Thanks, Jan!
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25. LovePix
1:44 AM GMT on November 28, 2012
Different and wonderful, Kathy. Congrats on the blue!!
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24. ChrisAnthemum
5:32 PM GMT on November 27, 2012
Thanks, Heidrun and Leslie! Good to hear from you two!
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23. dixiedaughter
4:53 PM GMT on November 27, 2012
So cool and interesting. Congratulations Kathy!
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22. trailhiker44
4:31 PM GMT on November 27, 2012
UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS on the BLUE BORDER, Kathy !!!
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21. ChrisAnthemum
3:57 PM GMT on November 27, 2012
Thank you, Taos!

Thank you, approvers!
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20. taosmtngirl
3:45 PM GMT on November 27, 2012
Congratulations on the blue! It's such an interesting phenomenon - thanks for sharing!
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19. ChrisAnthemum
2:27 PM GMT on November 27, 2012
Thanks, Elaine; glad you find these as interesting as I do!
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18. Biskitten
2:23 PM GMT on November 27, 2012
Unique beauty - they do look like Jack Frost's slippers - AC Congrats, Kathy!
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17. ChrisAnthemum
9:27 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Thank you, Larry and Wanda; glad you like this! It was new to me too!
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16. Wanda1948
8:32 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Super shot, Kathy!
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15. JourneysEnd
8:26 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
This is really cool....never seen that before!
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14. ChrisAnthemum
6:24 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Thanks, Heidrun! Yes, the temperature was 28 F this morning at the time I photographed these, colder yesterday when I first saw them.
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13. trailhiker44
5:49 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Really an awesome capture, Kathy !
Your temperatures must be low enough to create these beautiful crystalline structures !
Love Peg`s description !
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12. ChrisAnthemum
5:10 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Thank you, Mary! As I said, I learn something here every day myself!
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11. newenglandlight
5:04 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Neat shot Kathy! I was trying to figure out how these formed and you explained it well!
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10. ChrisAnthemum
4:31 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Thank you, James, Larry, and Lori! It was a treat to see these!
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9. SVLover
3:56 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
I never heard of these either until I saw them here. I will be keeping an eye out now, though. :)
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8. lkw51
3:46 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Excellent capture of the ice flower! It has not been cold enough here yet, but I am looking forward to our first freeze so I can see these little beauties again! Thanks for sharing this one!
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7. gardner48197
3:41 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Very unique, love it!!
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6. ChrisAnthemum
3:20 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Thank you, Mary, Gil, and Kim! This was a first for me!
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5. ruralartist
3:08 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Such an awesome capture Kathy!!
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4. gilg72
3:07 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Beautiful shot. A 10 w/my 5th!
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3. mellyweb
2:58 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Neat capture, Kathy!
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2. ChrisAnthemum
2:49 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Thank you, Peg; they DO kind of look like fuzzy bedroom slippers!
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1. pegpics
2:34 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Thought you had captured Jack Frost's slippers!!!
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ChrisAnthemum

Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathryn-meyer.h tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.

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