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12-Point Snowflake

Uploaded by: tamcat

Sunday January 3, 2010

Manhattan, KS (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: A rare 12-point snowflake, surrounded by it's more common cousins.

Manufacturer: FUJIFILM

Model: FinePix S9100

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Digital Camera FinePix S9100 Ver1.00

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

Copyright: [None] (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/40 sec.

FNumber: f/2.8

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 80

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.2

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Compressed Bits per Pixel: 2.00

Shutter speed: 5.30 EV (APEX: 6, 1/39 sec.)

Aperture: 3.00 EV (f/2.8)

Brightness: 2.69 EV (22.11 cd/m^2)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.00 EV (f/2.8)

Metering Mode: Spot

Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 6.2 mm

FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 383

PixelYDimension: 557

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 8967.00

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 8967.00

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Centimeter

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

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Contrast: Normal

Saturation: Normal

Sharpness: Normal

Subject Distance Range: Macro

InteroperabilityIndex: R98

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

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13. tamcat
5:10 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
Glad to share them with you, Katy. Glad you found them Mindi. I can't get enough of them. :)
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12. BEME
3:21 PM GMT on February 05, 2014
Oh Kevin!! Wish you had told me about these,,I did not know!! Anyway,,found 'em,and lovin' 'em!! W@W!! Absolutely mesmerizing snow crystal captures! What lovely artwork!!! Our first snow in a while netted no pretties like yours,just the 'lint' variety...I'm sure we'll get another chance before Spring,,if Spring decided to come this year!! What a looooooong Winter it has been! Congratulations on this stunning series by Mother Nature and her Artist-Friend-Kevin!! Cheers!-Mindi:)
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11. katy99780
11:08 PM GMT on January 02, 2014
Just boggles the mind.... thanks SO MUCH for taking these, and sharing!
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10. tamcat
5:17 PM GMT on January 11, 2011
Thanks for your comments! I posted a message about my equipment on one of your snowflake photos, JennyPixel; hope that helps. Dr. Libbrecht has some amazing photos.
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9. JennyPixel
4:03 PM GMT on January 11, 2011
Another awesome snowflake image...all of yours are fantastic...what do you use?! I have GOT to get me whatever it is. And you found an EXCELLENT site, the one by Dr. Libbrecht, one of the most amazing snowflake photographers ever. You are on your way in an excellent manner.
Jenny
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8. littlejeanie
3:03 PM GMT on January 11, 2011
Wonderful series! Thanks for sharing.
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7. tamcat
3:49 PM GMT on January 08, 2010
Thank you. Glad you enjoy them. According to this snowflake site it really is a 6-point snowflake rotated on top of another: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/class/class.htm Thanks to Bec for the link ( http://www.wunderground.com/wximage/imagesearch.html?handle=Bec&handlebox=1&submit=go )
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6. mellyweb
1:57 AM GMT on January 08, 2010
Beautiful series!
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5. Lizziebeth10
8:37 PM GMT on January 07, 2010
I'm agreeing with tamcat above - probably two layered snowflakes, especially when looking at the part at about 10 o'clock. Still really cool, though!
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4. MerryMary
3:35 PM GMT on January 07, 2010
Incredible, love all the snowflake closeups..
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3. tamcat
3:18 PM GMT on January 07, 2010
Thanks! I don't see 12-point snowflakes very often. Sometimes they look one 6-point snowflake rotated on top of another, but it is hard to determine heights at this resolution.
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2. sharong60
2:20 PM GMT on January 07, 2010
I have never seen one with 12 points! Nice capture! Santa gave me a chemistry set when I was about 12, and my brother and I would open the window when it was snowing, hold the little slide out the window till we had a couple of snowflakes on it, then look at them under the microscope! I don't recall ever seeing one that looked like yours tho! And, I didn't think to take a picture of mine.
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1. stoneygirl
7:49 AM GMT on January 07, 2010
Wow, another great capture. I love this flake. Fantastic shot.
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My name is Kevin N. Weinhold, and somehow I ended up posting photos on an account with my wife's nickname (sorry for any confusion!). I used to think that photos were too two-dimensional, not really capturing the real person or scene, but now I understand why: without God we are all two-dimensional, but there is a much richer world behind those photos. I hope you find something in my photos beyond my view of God's creation; I'm looking forward to seeing your photos, too!

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