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Snow Flake

Snow Flake
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Copyright: Alain Thibodeau (Athila) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-25
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Experimental, Macro, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon D300, Olympus 38mm f/2.8 bellows lens
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-01-25 11:34
Viewed: 1200
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an image realized with photo stacking technic. The picture of this snow flake is enlarged on sensor about 5x with a macro bellow and a bellow lens. This mean the image on sensor is 5 time larger than the subject itself. this snow flake is about 3mm in diameter (a bit less than 1/8") DOF is a lot less than 1mm. I took over 10 pictures with different focus seeting to ensure good sharpness all over the snow flake.

I use a white sheet of paper as BG lit with my Nikon SB-900 in manual mode 1/4 of full power. The flake is back lighted by the with sheet. BG colors were added in PP. To see the picture taking setup, refer to my WorkShop. thanks for viewing.


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It is fantastic that I can say. I realize that I do not know to much about photography.

Hi Alain
Very impressive. Nice colours.

Hi Alain,
Incredibly beautiful and perfect design!
Nature is amazing.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 121 W: 44 N: 32] (2229)
  • [2014-01-25 18:27]

Hi Alain
Nice result of your interesting work. Sharpness is perfect.


Hi Alain,
Thanx for the education on your workshop and a brilliant piece of art work.The soft two toned BG has really enhanced the pattern and design of the snowflake.Very well created.

Bonjour Alain,
Si vous me permettez un petit paradoxe linguistique je vous dis que çà nous réchauffe.
Vous avez été très heureux dans le choix de ces couleurs et des tons chauds.
Le résultat est d'une extrême beauté.

Bonjour Alain, a snowflake? You must have to work very quickly!
What is amazing is that every snowflake is different.
Excellent work, in awe of your skill!
Tfs, regards Jean.

One of the best poster of today what an amazing winter-image
well done and do it again ALAIN THIBODEAU

I must appreciate the amount of efforts you have put in creating this photograph and the image is worth it. Excellent Job.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2014-01-27 13:37]

Hi Alain,
great to see such things on TL, an excellent result

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  • SanD Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 83] (334)
  • [2014-01-28 9:27]

Tellement impressionnant ce que la nature peut nous donner!! photo très claire et nette, bien détaillée, belles couleurs choisis. excellent travail! TFS

Hello Alain,
Amazing image. Great notes on a very nice technique.

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