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Credit: Don Komarechka/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY


Caption: This snowflake shows unbalanced and asymmetric growth, with the top portion growing faster than the bottom. It also shows signs of growth on multiple levels, particularly in the center. Specimen is photographed on a black woollen fabric and is a combination of multiple frames in a focus-stacked composite. Specimen measures 3.3mm on the long edge, and if printed at 10cm on the long edge the image would have a magnification of roughly 29x.

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Keywords: asymmetry, black background, frozen water, ice, ice crystal, prism, reflected light, snow, snowflake, unbalanced

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