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-18C for a few days... encore

-18C for a few days... encore
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Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-09
Categories: Crustacia, Flowers, Water Plants, Single-celled, Seascape, Ocean, Lichens, Sky
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000, Super -EBC Fujinon Lens Optical Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Nice Ice [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-11 23:26
Viewed: 6240
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
... aka Nice Ice Trice or Frosty Ferns and Feathers ...

Click on the photo to display the panorama version

I wanted to show the three types of ice that were formed on my window during a recent cold spell when on average the temperature was -18C... that is during the day... This doesn't include the windchill which
added a further -10...

The ice that was forming on the outermost window of a set of double glass panes appears to have formed as follows
1) initial layer of ice that appeared during a very cold night, which then
2) partially melted in the next day's sunlight,
3) subsequent layer of ice next night ...

The oldest ice is seen here at the top of the photo,
the youngest ice is at the bottom...

What was unexpected < at least to me > is the ice in the transition zone, it appears to be where larger crystals - with amazing patterns - formed.

There are still some other things in this photo which I have not explained... Can you find them?

Enjoy the hunt!

PS The blue hue is due to shooting this early in the AM. ...

Tech stuff: shot in super-macro mode;
scaled to fit TN; enhanced contrast;
captioned pano < which required reduction of original
to allow extra pixels for the caption.>; uploaded.

I did my first panorama shot,
so we can see more detail with the available 400Kb

anniejo, Luis52, saeedabbasi, pablominto, pvs, Roelena, Adanac, Aramok, marhowie, nainnain, methos, dew77, jmp, RAP, lovenature has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Aramok: will full critque later.Shoot_Score 2 04-26 10:53
To methos: not to mention the note and the panorama. ,,, ;)Shoot_Score 1 04-26 00:45
To nainnain: Did U see the panorama?Shoot_Score 1 04-26 00:44
To pvs: Did U see the panorama?Shoot_Score 1 04-26 00:43
To marhowie: The panoramic framing seems to work very ...Shoot_Score 1 04-26 00:42
To Adanac: Great macro... BUT did U C the panorama?Shoot_Score 1 04-26 00:17
To Roelena: "I like the feathers of the ice crystals." PANShoot_Score 1 04-26 00:14
To Janice: And bravo on your panorama - great result,Shoot_Score 1 04-26 00:13
To pablominto: Did you see the panorama?Shoot_Score 1 04-26 00:12
To saeedabbasi: PANORAMAShoot_Score 1 04-26 00:11
To Luis52: Hola LuisShoot_Score 1 04-26 00:03
To webberworldwide: grove of banana trees.Shoot_Score 1 04-20 11:11
To lovenature: I thought it was spring.Shoot_Score 2 03-13 18:03
To anahory: yesterday was +24 here in Lisbon!Shoot_Score 1 03-13 17:25
To Silke: Are those fingerprints I see on the glass too?Shoot_Score 1 03-13 15:21
To Silke: Are those fingerprints I see on the glass too?Shoot_Score 1 03-12 19:10
To Adanac: and a great note.Shoot_Score 1 03-12 08:19
To pablominto: interesting patterns!Shoot_Score 1 03-12 02:42
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I see what appears to be hoarfrost, then I see the "ferns, fronds, feathers" of the central photo, and finally, at the bottom more hoarfrost, almost like a picture frame!!

I also see a couple of "globules" perhaps from melting/melted water which have then
frozen over again....but they surely add
interest to the total photo!!

Lovely POV, and a GREAT shot!!
You've photoed another WINNER!!

Hola Jay.- Exelente Macro de estos cristales de hielo. Me agaga el detalle y sus finos colores. Gran nitidez.
Saludos Luis52.

Hi dear Jay my friend,
nice image from ice.excellent exposure.
thanks for sharing.
best wishes

Hello Jay,
Textures and details in the ice crystals are very well captured in this difficult shot!
Good clarity and interesting patterns!
Pablo -

What an interesting photo Jay. I know nothing about this frozen life on a window - we don't even have double glazing in NZ.
But I love your ferns. I think they look so real, but cold!!
And bravo on your panorama - great result,

I like the feathers of the ice crystals. You know, last year we had a cold period in Romania as this one- long period with very low temperatures (-20, -25C) and there were lots of ice flowers on the window, but as we know nature is an art genie, so, no copies are allowed! :) I'm glad for sharing also these explanations and maybe you'll made us an album with different kinds of ice and snowflakes.

Hello Jay,
Great macro of mother natures artwork. Thanks for all the observations and a great note. Great job my friend.

Wonderful shot with great notes - will full critque later.


Rather unique Jay..Almost looks like etched glass. The panoramic framing seems to work very well for this also :)
Excellent work.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-12 11:08]
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Hi Jay,

A great compo,well captured stages of iceforms,well done and TFS


bon travail

Hi Jay,
This is amazingly detailed.
I love it for the details alone, not to mention the note and the panorama.
Really great!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-12 12:53]

Hello Jay,
Another great work.Well seen and composed.Lighting,exposure and visual impact are excellent.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-12 14:41]

Bravo, Jay.
Very interesting and beautiful work. Pictures and notes are perfect. Great technique and tremendous impressiveness. My compliments and FS.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-12 15:06]
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Superb panorma, Jay -- it really shows off the way the crystals are formed.
Are those fingerprints I see on the glass too?

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-12 17:52]

Hi Jay,
A really aesthetic crystals. Well observed and reported.
TFS, José M.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-13 5:44]

Hi Jay

Another interesting and rather unique post from you!
The shape and layers of these ice cristals are indeed magnificent and you managed to give them such a lovely presentation.
Your first LP looks great!
I also liked the explanatory note - very good and it comes in handy if one wants to solve the "mistery" of all their shapes. :)

Bravo and TFS

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-03-13 8:29]

Simple y maravillosa captura Jay mostrandonos en detalle la belleza que nos regala la naturaleza.
Impactante presentación con los detalles perfectamente visibles y el gran acierto de la versión LP.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Simple and wonderful capture Jay showing us in detail the beauty that gives us the nature.
Impressive presentation with the perfectly visible details and the great success of the version LP.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

Hi Jay
great texture and colours in this photo only possible with such low temperatures(-18?I just can´ t imagine,yesterday was +24 here in Lisbon!)

Your so silly willie...I mean Jay
Nice capture of the frost on hte window Jay. The lighting from behind brings out nice textures and colours.
TFS Janice
We had 15cm of snow last night...I thought it was spring. Deerfoot a real mess. It will all melt by tomorrow

Nice photo. Very interesting display of ice art.


Oh my that DOES look cold!! I like the shot, great textures that frost made on your window pane! TFS

thanks for your comments on my photo " Iceberg Ahead! (18) " ;o)
luckily spring is coming and my "iceburg" has all but melted so no dog sledding here til next year! :o)

Beautiful shot. It kind of looks like a grove of banana trees.

photo: What fantstic idea!
enlarge image: how you did it?

ciao, mario

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