Wisconsin Snowflakes up close with my Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 85mm 1:3.5G ED, yes we finally got some snow!
Winter just isn’t winter without fresh fallen snow. I’ve been waiting since before Christmas to get a day time snowfall, after all when shooting tiny snowflakes. It’s best done during the day even though it’s cloudy. It was a perfect day for snowflake photography. The air was dry with the perfect temp, and with very little wind. All these combined really make for a great variety of snowflake shapes. The snowflakes with this snow fall, were mostly shaped like stained glass or crystal. Some very thick while others very thin with rounded or pointed edges. I noticed with most of them is, they each had a center crystal and were very 3d.
It truly amazes me how those tiny little delicate pieces of ice can fall from the sky and land without breaking apart.
The photo above looks like there’s a dragonfly snowflake among the flower shaped ones. Dragonflies are known as good luck, so maybe some is coming my way!
If your into the snow as much as I am and you love photography. I really recommend you add a macro lens to your collection. It really is true, no snowflake is the same each one is very different.
When it starts snowing I’ll spend hours outside looking at those little crystal jems in complete amazement! Most folks have no idea just how beautiful a snowflake really is. Each single flake is a work of art all it’s own.
Macro photography is a lot of fun, it opens up a whole new word. Also a new understanding of the tiny world that we don’t see with the naked eye. So get outside and enjoy the beauty of the snow.