Leaves of ice

Snowflake macro photo: Leaves of ice, large fernlike dendrite snow crystal with complex structure, glowing on dark grey woolen background in diffused light
Snowflake photo: Leaves of ice (2560 x 1920)

Prints available at Artist website (mirrors at Pixels and FineArtAmerica), RedBubble.com.
Licenses for commercial use - at Shutterstock.com, 500px.com.

I'll try to process more snowflake photos from previous winters till the next season. There is lots of nice crystals waiting processing!

This is quite big fernlike dendrite snowflake, around 6 millimeters from tip to tip. This crystal have good symmetry and interesting wavy "leaves", which reminds me shape of oak tree leaves.

6 serial RAW photos, taken as quick sequence, was averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio of this picture. Background: dark grey woolen fabric, diffused light of grey cloudy sky, external optics Helios 44, January 2014, Moscow.

This snowflake available as ultra HD wallpaper:

Snowflake photo wallpaper: Leaves of ice, resolution up to Ultra HD 5K, standard and widescreen, 4:3, 5:4, 16:10 and 16:9, free download

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And here is article about snowflake macro photography.