Today's photo is a solitary snowflake dangling from the edge of a the snow on my birdfeeder. This image picked up the soft blues from the snow and shadows in the background. According to CalTech, this type of snowflake is the most common and is easily visible with the naked eye. It is called a Stellar Dendrite Snowflake. Dendrite comes from the Greek, meaning "tree-like" describing the branching formation of this snowflake. This is the classic shape that many people associate with snowflakes, but snowflakes come in many shapes and sizes.
1/6/2017 07:11:40 am
Delicate beauty with 6-sided symmetry. Quite lovely. Pulling off this photo must have been very fulfilling.
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