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Credit: Don Komarechka/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY


Caption: This snowflake changed it's growth characteristics through it's time in the clouds, resulting in fernlike branches growing out of wider tips. This image is a composite of 39 separate frames at different focus points to achieve focus across the crystal. Photographed on a black woollen background with visible fibres removed in editing. Physical diameter of crystal is estimated at 3.5mm. Roughly 2.9x magnification when printed 10 wide.

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Keywords: black background, fractal, frozen water, ice, ice crystal, reflected light, snow, snowflake, snowflakes, symmetry

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