Snowflake photo: Sunflower (1600 x 1200)
This is very interesting snowflake: with big and flat central hexagon (almost without any features), relief outer rim and arms with many ridges – quite unusual combination. This is medium size snow crystal, just 3 millimeters from tip to tip; but that large and empty center was easily noticeable even with naked eye, and it instantly attract my attention. This snowflake remind me sunflower: with short, broad icy “petals” and inner “lines of seeds”.
8 identical RAW photos, taken as quick series, was averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio of this picture. Snowflake was captured on glass background with LED back light, with additional lens Helios 44M-5, in Moscow, Russia.
And this is version in alternate colors:
Snowflake photo: Sunflower golden (1600 x 1200)
And here is computer generated pencil drawing of this snowflake, done in wonderful free program FotoSketcher:
Snowflake pencil drawing: Sunflower (1280 x 960)
Also, this crystal available as Ultra HD wallpaper:
And here is another snowflake from previous winter: Dusty mirror – it slightly remind me new one: this crystal also have big and flat central hexagon, where only visible feature is pattern of tiny dots, relief outer rim and short arms with nice details:
If you want to see more snowflakes, you can browse through all snowflake pictures.
Here you’ll find snowflake photo wallpapers in numerous resolutions and screen proportions, up to Ultra HD 4K.
And here is article about snowflake macro photography.