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Old December 20th, 2008, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default I got it! Perfect snowflake!

There's background to this one if you care to know...

1. I grew up and have lived most of my life in the mid-atlantic region, home of perpetual 40° winter rain. We didn't get much any snow and when we did, it was almost always very wet snow. I thought that the classic snowflake "shape" was some kind of impossible ideal that you never actually saw because snow came in fat, wet clumps.

2. This shot was taken at a tree farm on a tractor hayride in a cart with NO suspension obviously during a snowstorm in wind at about 25° and the snowflake is on my 3 year old daughter's arm. I glanced down at her and saw this lone PERFECT snowflake sitting there on her arm. I pointed it out to my wife, asked her to try to hold Laura's arm, grabbed the camera and quickly dialed in the macro setting.

I never thought in a million years that I'd actually manage to get it with the clouds/light and movement of the cart, not to mention that Laura had to actually sit still!

On the LCD on the back of the camera, I couldn't tell anything when I took it. I pulled the photos off the camera, but forgot to look at that one in detail. Just opened it and couldn't believe that it worked... I'm floored.

May be dumb, but this made my day.



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Old December 20th, 2008, 07:01 AM   #2
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That's pretty cool.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 09:58 AM   #3
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Thats awesome. Both the story and the flake.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 09:16 PM   #6
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Great Picture. Can't wait to use my wife's new camera.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 09:49 PM   #7
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Awesome pic.
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That is sweet!
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thats really cool.
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I only wish to take a picture as cool as that!!!!!!!
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Thanks folks, I really appreciate the comments.
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so they do exist!!
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