Snowflake (snow winter ). Photo by LarryD
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Snowflake

Uploaded by: LarryD

Thursday February 21, 2013

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Caption: The snow was very good. My technique definetly needs work though.

Manufacturer: NIKON CORPORATION

Model: NIKON D300

x-Resolution: 240.00

y-Resolution: 240.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.3 (Windows)

Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.

FNumber: f/11.0

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 200

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Shutter speed: 5.91 EV (APEX: 7, 1/60 sec.)

Aperture: 6.92 EV (f/11.0)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 4.70 EV (f/5.1)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, return light not detected.

Focal Length: 200.0 mm

User Comment: PHOTO BY; LARRY FASNACHT

SubSecTimeOriginal: 38

Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor

File Source: DSC

Scene Type: 1

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00

Focal Length In 35mm Film: 300

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Gain Control: Normal

Contrast: Normal

Saturation: Normal

Sharpness: Hard

Subject Distance Range: Unknown

February 21, 2013 Photo Series

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30. BEME
1:26 AM GMT on March 09, 2013
R U KIDDIN'?? No improvement needed,,both are stunning and pure!! EXCELLENT! Congratulations!!1 I hope Tamcat saw this one!! :)
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29. Happysnappy
2:05 AM GMT on February 24, 2013
MAGICAL!! Such sharp clarity of this beauty. WOW!
I'm glad the Approver's agree.
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28. Kajzar
12:17 AM GMT on February 24, 2013
Outstanding macro! Congratulations!
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27. NedHead
2:39 AM GMT on February 23, 2013
WOW - perfect to me. Congrats!
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26. LarryD
12:59 AM GMT on February 23, 2013
It is hard to see in this photo, but the snowflake isn't perfectly flat. I was shooting at f/16 and at 200 mm with extension tubes at 7 inches, that gives you a depth of field of about...a hairs width. So if you want it to all be in perfect focus, it has to be fairly flat. It is tricky and I don't quite have the hang of it yet. You can see it in one of the other photos, if you look in the upper left quadrant especially, you will notice that it isn't quite sharp.

But thank you all for your words of encouragement. Now all I need is more snow!
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25. ColoradoKat
11:45 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
Nothing wrong with your technique that I can see,
Larry! This is beautiful! Congratulations on your
AC!
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24. Clabo
11:24 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
Kewlness!! It's almost Andromeda Strain-ish! :D


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23. BAMyres
10:38 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
Well, I don't know how this could be any better! Great shot. congrats.
Barb
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22. Rev21v3n4
9:30 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
I have crocheted hundreds of snowflakes and I had NO IDEA how close to reality the patterns are! Wow!! This is exquisitely beautiful. Now when I crochet (and I create a lot of my own patterns), I will remember I am replicating just a tiny bit of the majesty of creation. Wow!!
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21. LarryD
8:51 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
Oh, Katy you are too kind. Especially since I have seen some of your snowflake photos! It was nice. For a change we had a fairly long period of very nice snow. The flakes weren't real big, but there were plenty of nice dendrites for me to melt.
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20. katy99780
7:45 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
It's such a delight to see this in the AC gallery Larry, but of course it is there!

Don't sell yourself short, you are right up there with the masters. Definitely THE master here on WU!

Keep delighting us, every chance you get! These are world-class quality!
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19. LarryD
2:20 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
I have heard of Bentley and I have read the web site. I also have his boook. Now that guy really knows snowflakes! And he was doing all that with film! And mostly large format film to boot. Truely amazing. Kenneth G. Libbrecht ain't no slouch either. I have his book too. That's who I am comparing my photos to and find them wanting.
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18. craxy
1:56 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
Your technique looks juse fine to me! Congradulations on the AC!
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17. catilac
1:49 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
Looks perfect to me! Congratulations!
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16. WeatherWise
1:38 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
Pretty! Snowflake Bentley - ever heard his
story? Congratulations on AC!
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15. kwoolkat
1:15 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
Great job! All 10s for me!
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14. TanyaMass
12:09 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
Wow!
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13. jth523
11:42 AM GMT on February 22, 2013
Wow. It does not look like it would be an easy shot to do. Looks pretty perfect to me! Congrats!
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12. LarryD
11:24 AM GMT on February 22, 2013
Oh yes it's quite real. So are the other two. And about 100 more that I didn't post.
It's actual size is less than 2 mm. I was using a 200 mm macro with 72 mm of extension tubes to get this close.
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11. Funfan
10:17 AM GMT on February 22, 2013
Is it real?
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10. Wanda1948
9:36 AM GMT on February 22, 2013
Fantastic shot! Congratulations Larry!
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9. nanapoo
5:27 AM GMT on February 22, 2013
WOW!!! Magnificent! AC Congrats!
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8. ruralartist
5:01 AM GMT on February 22, 2013
Looks mighty fine to me Larry! Congrats on your AC. Nice photography.
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7. Nikongranny
4:16 AM GMT on February 22, 2013
Doesn't look to me like you need much practice. Can't get much better than this. Congratts and 10 from SW Iowa
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6. LarryD
3:58 AM GMT on February 22, 2013
My new phone doesn't work as a light source, keeps turning off. I couldn't get the snow to co-operate. I kept messing them up. At first, when the snow was the best, it was a bit too warm and they kept melting before I could take a photo. Then later the snow got less interesting. I took several that would be stunners if they had been laying flat on the slide but as it is they are only partially in focus and so you will never see them. Only my best for you guys!
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5. katy99780
3:52 AM GMT on February 22, 2013
<---- (don't forget to take a breath...!)

This is GORGEOUS Larry! WHAT a STUNNER!

You have set the standard high indeed!
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4. noneinc
3:42 AM GMT on February 22, 2013
Fantastic!
Congrats!
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3. llpj04
3:34 AM GMT on February 22, 2013
awesome little jewel!
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2. emixam101
3:29 AM GMT on February 22, 2013
Needs work?? WOW you're kidding me. AWESOME!
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1. YouKnowWho
3:18 AM GMT on February 22, 2013
Perfection! Your technique is just fine!
Great series!
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LarryD

I really enjoy this site. The wonderful photos I see here never cease to amaze, and inspire me. I look forward to reading the comments on my photos. I am inordinately pleased when I am awarded an Approvers Choice. I use Nikon equipment and am especially fond of macro photography. I continue to be astounded by the beauty in the miniature world visible though my lens. Additionally, I rarely have to venture very far to find interesting subjects.The Henry Doorly zoo is my favorite location. If you get to Omaha Nebraska. I highly recommend you spend some time at the zoo with your camera. Larry

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