1. Alexey writes of his technique: “I capture snowflakes at open balcony of my house, mostly on glass surface, lighted by LED flashlight from opposite side of glass, and sometimes in natural light, using dark woolen fabrics as background.”
Says Alexey: “One specimen of interesting snowflake type: capped column. It’s not rare thing, but difficult to shoot because of volumetric shape and small size (usually not longer than 2 millimeters). Unfortunately, i still not focus-stacked it, but it’s my first relatively good shot of this type.”
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