DON KOMARECHKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DON KOMARECHKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
This snowflake contains colour in the branches, partially due refraction in the prism structure of the crystal. The broad branches and slower growth fill in the shape, resulting in a denser-looking crystal. This specimen measures 5.5mm in diameter, and if the image was reproduced at 10cm wide, the magnification factor would be roughly 17x. Image is a composite of multiple frames to increase the depth of field across the entire crystal. Photographed on a black woollen fabric.
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