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Friday November 8, 2013

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: It's snowflake time! I am delighted that these 'picturesque' flakes are floating down today, rather than sandy grains of snow. A billion photo ops!

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Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 55.0 mm

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29. MojaveDesertRat
7:21 AM GMT on November 18, 2013
Great series Katy! Look forward to seeing these from you each Winter! Congratulations on your AC
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28. katy99780
12:56 AM GMT on November 11, 2013
Thanks Kevin and Susan!

Susan it does take 'certain' conditions to produce these flakes, and we are usually too cold and too dry for them. (then we get tiny grainy, sandy snow)

It's my understanding that temps in the 20s with relatively high humidities are favorable for this kind of snowflake.

Here is probably more than you'll ever want to know about snowflakes. :)

One of my fav weather sites about showflakes from the snowflake MASTER!
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27. suzi46
12:42 AM GMT on November 11, 2013
wonderful Katy!! I've attempted this with no great success ~~yet! our flakes don't seem to be as well defined as yours..wonder if your low humidity and colder temps are a factor? AC congrats :)
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26. tamcat
10:40 AM GMT on November 10, 2013
Really nice Katy! -kevin :)
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25. katy99780
12:49 AM GMT on November 10, 2013
Thank you Dianne, Steve and Michal!
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24. Kajzar
11:12 PM GMT on November 09, 2013
Amazing photo! Congratulations Katy!
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23. backwardguy
10:32 PM GMT on November 09, 2013
Delicate, pretty shot! Congrats!
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22. snosno
7:10 PM GMT on November 09, 2013
How lovely and fun for you! AC congrats, Katy!
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21. katy99780
6:27 PM GMT on November 09, 2013
Thanks Becky and Mary.
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20. mellyweb
1:21 PM GMT on November 09, 2013
Beautiful!! Congratulations Katy.
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19. Becky1
12:03 PM GMT on November 09, 2013
Love this....hoping we have some snow this year
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18. katy99780
5:39 AM GMT on November 09, 2013
Thank you very much Debbie, I look forward to your snowflake shots!
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17. stoneygirl
5:28 AM GMT on November 09, 2013
I'm not a big winter lover but I do love photographing snow flakes. I can tell you do too. BEAUTIFUL shots. Congrats on the first snowflake AC of the season. LOVE IT!!!!! This one is definitely a keeper.
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16. katy99780
5:01 AM GMT on November 09, 2013
Thanks so much Charlotte and Julie! :)
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15. MTDisk
4:39 AM GMT on November 09, 2013
Congratulations on the "FIRST" snowflake AC of the new season Katy! I knew this had to be you! :) You are the snowflake queen!!
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14. llpj04
1:27 AM GMT on November 09, 2013
Oh my goodness Katy. Such detail in the center. Magical!
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13. katy99780
1:25 AM GMT on November 09, 2013
Thanks Gil, Eileen, John, Elaine, Larry and Sharon.

Looking at this image, you may see the dim row of blue dots... those are reflections from my new macro-ring light. :)
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12. nanapoo
12:54 AM GMT on November 09, 2013
Fantastic Katy! Always delights me to see these gorgeous creations up close (from your lens, not from my front window!) Congrats!
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11. LarryD
12:16 AM GMT on November 09, 2013
It just blows my mind to think that there are so many and none exactly alike. This one is certainly unique! No snow here at all yet.
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10. Biskitten
12:02 AM GMT on November 09, 2013
Super snowflake shot - I should have tried that today! AC Congrats, Katy
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9. papajuan
10:32 PM GMT on November 08, 2013
Congratulations. Great lighting
We are also getting some of that organic mosquito/??/snowbird repellent.
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8. YouKnowWho
10:06 PM GMT on November 08, 2013
Yippee for your fabulous snowflake capture!
AC congrats!
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7. gilg72
9:13 PM GMT on November 08, 2013
Update: Congratulations on this great AC!
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6. katy99780
8:54 PM GMT on November 08, 2013
Thanks Jim and Dave. I appreciate your visits!
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5. WurzelDave
8:50 PM GMT on November 08, 2013
Fabulous Katy, congrats.
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4. JDA
8:46 PM GMT on November 08, 2013
Congratulations Katy on a great catch. I don't have the patience (or snow) to do that.

UPDATE:Congratulations on the AC!
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3. katy99780
8:36 PM GMT on November 08, 2013
Thank you Peter, I am so happy to see them again too, giddy with delight. I know I need to work on focus, to get the many edges defined as sharply as possible, and it will be so much fun practicing!

I am experimenting with my new macro-ring light, so no more worries about over-flash, or light too dim, which for me is a big, big problem (right up there with lack of knowledge and inexperience.)

Many thanks also Gil, I guess I just can't wait for Stoneygirl, LarryD and BettyFrance to get snowflakes! (true masters of the snowflake shots)
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2. gilg72
8:32 PM GMT on November 08, 2013
LOL.. Ditto on Cowgazer. You came to mind instantly Katy, soon as I saw this on the thumbnail.
This is very amazing, & interesting. Thank you for sharing.
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1. Cowgazer
8:30 PM GMT on November 08, 2013
Saw the thumbnail and just knew it was yours, this is amazing, amazing that there are billions and everyone unique and still marvellous and photogenic. Nice to see them again.
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I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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