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Beauty And The Beast



Macro on blacktop.

Macro on blacktop.
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49 Comments | Report
Dahlia22
 
Dahlia22 January 27, 2011
Wow! Perfect little snowflake.. Nice work!
aphotoaday365
 
aphotoaday365 January 27, 2011
Simple but fantastic and that's why it works so well...Love the title!
myeyesview
 
myeyesview January 28, 2011
Nicely done. Love the contrast or colors and of delicate and rough.
amd0749
 
amd0749 January 28, 2011
What a great, simple shot!!
abezwiliams4
 
abezwiliams4 February 02, 2011
great shot!
PaulRae
 
PaulRae June 18, 2011
Love the contrast of this shot!
tra rader
 
tra rader June 19, 2011
nice work
BBeyer23
 
BBeyer23 July 20, 2011
Love the simplicity and contrast
foto3la11
 
foto3la11 August 19, 2011
Great artistic image.
MRL2011 PRO
 
MRL2011 September 13, 2011
WOW!!!
nlk
 
nlk October 18, 2011
magnificent, voted!
cojokester
 
cojokester October 18, 2011
Marvelous capture and framing! Voted
otheses
 
otheses December 28, 2011
COOL
xavierw Platinum
 
xavierw December 28, 2011
Wow!!!
nlk
 
nlk January 20, 2012
Great capture, VOTED!
xavierw Platinum
 
xavierw January 21, 2012
Voted. And added it to my favourites. It is fantastic
peggy69
 
peggy69 February 02, 2012
Pretty little snowflake! Great shot
aphotoaday365
 
aphotoaday365 February 04, 2012
great for the comp.
xavierw Platinum
 
xavierw February 11, 2012
Fantastic. Voted
peggy69
 
peggy69 February 11, 2012
voted for you
debkumarbanerjee
 
debkumarbanerjee February 11, 2012
nice! voted
SarahKeates
 
SarahKeates February 12, 2012
Great image! Voted!
MichelleAnnHarrison Ultimate
 
MichelleAnnHarrison February 12, 2012
Voted nice capture
huffagator
 
huffagator February 23, 2012
This is unbelievable! I have never actually seen a snowflake photo. I haven't seen may snowflakes either since I live in Florida. Good job.
Ata
 
Ata March 08, 2012
Very nice shot.Thank you for showing it in Translucence group.
Avisagie
 
Avisagie May 17, 2012
I like that
allyie
 
allyie June 04, 2012
Beautiful macro!!!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ June 05, 2012
Great image!
BLAKSTEEL
 
BLAKSTEEL June 13, 2012
PERFECTION! WOW!!! GREAT WORK! VOTED...Ohhh Yes!!!
eskimotwila
 
eskimotwila June 21, 2012
Stunning image...voted!
Augle2112
 
Augle2112 October 02, 2012
VOTED, YOU ROCK.......
CB1985
 
CB1985 October 31, 2012
Nice Work.
Voted...
cjmclean
 
cjmclean December 19, 2012
Unbelievable! I have a million questions?Great body of work.
luvmtnlife PRO+
 
luvmtnlife December 31, 2012
nice!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ March 18, 2013
great image, voted!
mikeyffin
 
mikeyffin March 19, 2013
Very Nice Voted
ETLEM
 
ETLEM March 20, 2013
Striking
Bozzzzz
 
Bozzzzz March 21, 2013
voted
pixellimagery
 
pixellimagery March 22, 2013
Title perfect and image with a difference for the "Winter" comp! :-)
Good luck in the comp, Voted!!! :-)) Ell
trista7510 Ultimate
 
trista7510 July 17, 2013
Great image, nicely done.
ScaRvps
 
ScaRvps July 17, 2013
Nice Shot!! Voted!!
beetlestone
 
beetlestone July 17, 2013
Beautiful!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 July 20, 2013
Wow... Voted :)
KrakenWaker
 
KrakenWaker July 21, 2013
Really lovely shot.
Blue-Maddness PRO+
 
Blue-Maddness July 23, 2013
Fantastic Composition!
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel July 29, 2013
Voted.
MOLLYSP
 
MOLLYSP August 11, 2013
what the heck?? amazing shot..
chrisparry
 
chrisparry August 11, 2013
Just beautiful!
Batesrc2 PRO+
 
Batesrc2 February 21, 2015
Well done.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This is what I call a "happy accident." This is no more than broken blacktop with a macro lens.
Time
Mid afternoon.
Lighting
This image was shot with available light. No flash.
Equipment
Nikon D300, handheld, with a Nikon 105 macro.
Inspiration
I love the mystery of snowflakes. The contrast between black and white, hard and soft, and of course snowflakes only last a few seconds.
Editing
The image is only slightly sharpened.
In my camera bag
All nikon. 105mm plus a 300mm zoom.
Feedback
Patience is the key. Brace yourself against a wall, tree, or something stationary if not using a tripod. Don't give up. I've probably shot 1000 snowflakes!

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