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I'm dreaming of a white Christmas ...

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-24
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/32, 3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Geometry Plus, !Nice Ice [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-24 5:36
Viewed: 5532
Points: 90
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A Merry Christmas to all of your ...
Have wonderful Christmas days with your family and friends with colourful presents and glittering lights on the Christmas-trees, funny face and perhaps a little snow?!?

It's a green Christmas this year, so I dicided to show you a little snow today. These are ice-crystals - and millions of them together are the white wonderland we expected for these days.

Thanks for looking, enjoy the days, all the best to all of your, bye.

jmp, fyapici, extramundi, JoseMiguel, ramthakur, loot, jcoowanitwong, Isu, Alex99, dew77, Hil, pablominto, RAP, coasties, red45, JORAPAVI, jeanpaul, fiyo, SelenE, marhowie, Juyona, TAZ, Silvio2006, livios, marjan, cedryk has marked this note useful
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von weißer weihnacht leider keine spur...
dafür ein paar deiner tollen eiskristalle, sabine! :-)
dir auch alles gute & schöne weihnachten,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-24 5:49]

Hi Sabine,
Ice crystals are always wonderful and this macro show them in a very very beautiful way.
Merry Chritmas to you! José M.

Hallo Sabine.
I wish that your dreams became reality.
Happy new year and merry christmas.

merry Christmas Sabine for you and your family.
I am ready for the dragons next year. I know you like them too. Danke Sabine for die schone foto's.
gr. jaap en Teunie

You know you are the master of the ice crystals, you capture them in such a beautiful way showing different shapes, sizes and textures, it is great!
About your WS I understand why you thought they were fungi, but you would make a mycological revolution if you found something like this :D Thanks for thinking about me anyway.
Cris and I wish you both the best for this days and for 2007 too. Regards, Felipe.


Thanks a lot my friend and a Joyful Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Thanks for all these superb pictures that make us dream.

See you soon. Friendly.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-24 6:33]

Bad weather here, too, this Christmas :((
No snow at all this year until now :(
I at least hope some for New Year's beacause i'm going in the mountains.
Anyway, this macro is formidable!
The magnification here is outstanding and the shapes of those snowflakes are most impressive.
A very strong composition with charming colors and especially contrast.

Bravo, TFS and Happy Holidays, dear Sabine!

Hi Wishnu,
Magnific this photo of ice cristals.
Really a good one, I like a lot the illumination used, the deep, and the composition.
Congratulations, thankyou very much for share and have a Merry Christmas!

Apt image for the occasion, Sabine.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Hi Sabine,
Wonderful macro picture of these ice crystals. Thanks for sharing this nice picture.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-12-24 7:37]

Hi Sabine

Wow, what a wonderful capture of the real thing. Ice crystals (or is it really snow flakes - I know there's supposed to be a difference between the two, but I don't know exactly what it is - ignorant me) in its brilliant and complex beauty. The only complaint I have is that you did not tell us how you managed to capture this incredible shot. Don't worry, it is no big deal, it is only my curiosity that has the better of me.

Fancy all that wonderful shapes, patterns and colours. Man in all his assumed greatness cannot even create something so delicate, so tantalizing, so beautiful, and so complicated. I just love your composition. The details are amazing and the exposure was absolutely spot-on.

Great work and TFS.

PS. Have a great Christmas and a wonderful 2007.

Hallo Sabine,
danke für Deine Wünsche - gleiches zurück in den Allgäu. Genießt die paar Urlaubstage. Ich bin für heute fix und foxi - stehe seit 7.00 Uhr in der Küche, zwischendruch ein paar E-cards über seelenfarben.de versenden (seit 4 Stunden ist der Server total überlastet...schiet.... ich muß noch mindestens 2 Cards versenden)
Liebe Sabine, erkläre doch mal einen unwissenden Hobbyknisper wie am so eine tolle Aufnahme hinbekommt! Da Du ja bei TN postest, hast Du auch nicht mit einem DTP Programm nachgeholfen. - Gratulation, so ein Weihnachtsfoto wollte ich haben. Da ist bei mir tote Hose. Draußen sind auch kein guten Motive - no snow nur grey und naßkalt - Ich wünsche Euch Beiden ein schönes Weihnachtsfest. Danke für die Kristalle.
Lieben Gruß aus OWL

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2006-12-24 9:02]

Gracias por tus buenos deseos. Una preciosa composición con unos brillos y reflejos preciosos.
Felicidades, Sira.

Sabine! Again, it is a breath taking picture with so great details! Where did you find them??? There is no snow here neither, only rain and rain and rain. This is really beautiful and I wish to you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year 2007 filled with your great pictures, joy, peace and health! My best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-24 9:41]

Hi Wishnu Garuda.
Many thanks, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Very interesting technique was applied. And very interesting result we can see. Really New Year Postcard greetings. TFS and best wishes.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-24 10:08]

Wow these are just amazing. They look so beautiful how were these taken? Have you checked all f them to make sure no two are identical? :)



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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-24 10:18]

Hello Sabine,
Very nice and interesting capture.I liked POV,details,dark BG and composition a lot.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year To you and your family!

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2006-12-24 10:51]

interesting shot. Merry Christmas!

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-24 11:08]

Hi Sabine

Superb macro shot, very nicely composed and what a great idea to show us these amazing Ice Crystals and to see that it is true that they are all so different. Merry Christnas to you and your Family.

Hilary ;o)


Lovely image of the ice crystals. Nicely done.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.


Hello Sabine,
A fine capture of ice crystals to convey the Christmas spirit, great light effects!
Merry Christmas to you and your beloved ones, my friend!
Pablo -

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-24 15:04]

What can I say of your Christmas presentation.... wonderful in all the senses.
It is not necessary to add anything.
Thank you... and my best wishes Sabine for these holidays that approach... Ricardo

Hi Sabine

Wow.. this is magnificent! Congrats! Our Christmas Day is nearing the end. Hope your is progressing well. Merry Christmas from New Zealand.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-12-25 5:27]

Merry Christmas Sabine!

Please don't ;-) White Christmas are good in tv only ;-) I'm not surprised - you - master of water drops - took shot of ice crystals. It's obvious :-) And result is excellent!

Felices fiestas Sabine,
La imagen es una composición de gran belleza. Un cordial saludo

Bonjour Sabine
C'est une excellent prise de vue en macro de ces magnifiques cristaux qui sont vraiment de circonstance! Composition très belle avec de belles couleurs, et très beaux détails. Merci pour le partage , et joyeuse fêtes a toi et ta famille.
Au revoir et merci....JP

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-25 11:45]

Hello Sabine,
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Thanks for sharing this lovely picture.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-12-25 17:28]
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Hi Sabine,
The crystals look so beautiful... It's a very good presentation.
It just started snowing in Ankara tonight :o)
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Sabine!
Wonderful display of the infinite design seen in nature..
Infinite Best Wishes for a Happy New Year to you and your family mf.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-25 19:00]

Una imagen genial, perfecto trabajo y compo... una macro muy buena... saludos Amigos.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-12-26 3:19]

Hello Sabine,
Thanks for your grettings and wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year !
Your macro is realy nice for our green european Christmas ;-)

Hallo Sabine,
auch dir und deiner Familie ein Frohes Fest und ein Guter Rutsch ins Neue jahr.

bonjour sabine
revoila ces superbes cristaux de glace,leur decoupes est parfaite,c'est vraiment tres joli.excellente macro.

Hi Wishnu, lovely Christmas composition also on TN, fascinating subject, very well done, it's too later for Merry Christmas, so Happy new year to you, ciao Silvio

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  • Hedera (2)
  • [2006-12-28 5:14]

Hallo Sabine,

So nice details :)
Happy new year :)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-12-30 19:03]

Sabine, this is really great.

You did and excellent job. An excellent subjct, an excellent image.


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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-12-31 11:28]

wondeful, like some example form a book. TFS
Do you know that different christall caome from different temperature of frosing ??. Small different 1/2 or 1 degrees C make totaly diff. forms.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-01 21:32]

Hello Sabine,
I always love the snowflakes. They are incredible wonder of nature... and this shot is composed in a very nice way.
And we are still lacking the true snow here...
Best greetings for 2007!!!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-01-02 4:51]

Snow crystals are so interesting - I would love to see some. This is so beautiful Sabine, thank you for sharing them with us. I just showed my husband and he thought they were Christmas tree decorations!
Well captured,

bravo, voici une magnifique photo, bonne prise et bonne idée
bien vu
merci du partage

As others before I really wonder how you found / create those cristal. How did you do this pic?
Is it really a single pic or a later superimposition of flakes in some PP work?
More details please.

this had to be done...and so well..i dont think we realise the complexity...and inexplicable wonders of nature...
so delicate and yet in great numbers so powerful..

Exquisite macro of snow. Thanks for sharing.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-03-13 10:19]

beautiful! great macro close-up! this year i try also to catch some snowflakes! it's a hard work. your shot is avesome! so many distincted snowflakes in one shot and so well focused and detailed! great congratulations. tfs

Oh my! How and where did you photo these??? The magnification here is terrific! Looks like a microscope was used... Was it? Tfs, Vielen Dank, Jay

PS Themed

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2007-08-15 15:47]

Hello my dear,

I can't imagine how you do it, my camera is EOS300D and I have Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro USM, Ihave been trying to learn how to photograph like you, and I never get 1% even closer to what you have done, gosh... so much to learn from you. Thank you so much for sharing it,

Take care,

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