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-18C for a few days...
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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: Water Plants, Lichens, Sky
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000, Super -EBC Fujinon Lens Optical Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jmp *1, !CÖLD coast, !Nice Ice [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-09 19:36
Viewed: 4929
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
aka The Obvious and Not So Obvious ...

By now you may not be surprised that we have another post with "nice ice"...
I had made a promise to explain how iceflowers appear to "grow".
Here is one more step along that path.

In this shot we see three types of ice ...

Can you tell what we are looking at here, and why I mention three types of ice?

I will expand my Note later.

PS The small amount of colour is the morning glow...

Tech stuff: shot in super-macro mode;
scaled to fit TN; enhanced contrast;
captioned < which required reduction of compression quality factor >; uploaded.
I'm considering doing a panorama shot, so we can see more detail with 400Kb.

loot, jhm, anel, mlines, dew77, Alex99, peter_stoeckl, horia, Roelena, Silke, anniejo has marked this note useful
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To Silke: growth habits of ice flowers pleaseShoot_Score 1 03-12 19:08
To Roelena: the past, the present and the future ...Shoot_Score 1 03-12 03:34
To horia: Explanation available... PSShoot_Score 1 03-12 02:06
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To Alex99: Your task is too difficult for meShoot_Score 1 03-10 12:56
To simon182: are looking straight down ...Shoot_Score 1 03-10 09:31
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Hi Jay,
sort of nice to see this picture(it is supposed to be +16c here this Sunday).I say that as I have had enough of winter and can't wait to see all my fair weather critter friends and shoot them.Nature is such an excellent artist Jay,and you have caught that artistry well with this upload.Good details and a nice sharp focus makes this picture very interesting indeed.TFS. Bob

nice ice patterns. good focus.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-09 22:25]
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Hi Jay,
Well the bottom portion is old ice, melted frost that has refrozen, the middle layer is fresh moist air that has made the frost angels , but the third layer has me buffaloed. Nice capture Jay.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-03-09 23:40]
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Hi Jay

I know you have a balaclava to brave and fight the cold in the outdoors and now I know you have a nice eiderdown or bedspread to fight the cold indoors as well...

Oh, sorry, did I miss the boat, but you must realise that I am not so familiar with snow and ice since I live in sunny Zululand where we had temperatures in the upper 30's to lower 40's this last two weeks. That is degrees Celsius for those of you who might think it is not too hot. Add to this a humidity count of ±104% (which means an additional discomfort factor of ±10°C) and you will realise that it is no fun and games.

These are lovely "ice flowers" Jay. Actually I like that name and it is the first time ever I've seen (heard) it used. I suppose it's nothing new, but remember I said I live in sunny Zululand where the only ice is what you get inside the refrigerator so we don't know anything about this chilly stuff. I'll just echo what Rick Price (Adanac) said: "It's got me buffaloed" (chuckle).

Great macro work to capture this phenomenon with such brilliant sharpness and exquisite contrasts. The morning glow in the background added a lovely splash of colour.

Well done and TFS.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-03-10 2:58]
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Hi Jay,

Again one of this wonderful playing from the nature, a glass painting with wonderful motif.
Very well done!

I wish you a good weekend,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-03-10 3:29]
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Hi Jay,
Just amazing this shot. All these different shapes and so creative, so artistic. Nature is a master of art. Excellent picture.

Hi Jay. It seems Global Warming hasn't arrived as yet in Nova Scotia. Just kidding, but -18 is like Siberia and Antarctica maybe. I like to see this version of natures atrwork, well portrayed to us via your lens. Good work. Murray.

This shot is gorgeous Jay.

I love the different ice formations and pleasing composition. The detail is exceptional and there are nice hues of colour. Well done here with the POV, you have got right over the top of this and I imagine are looking straight down making a very effective shot.

Nice work my friend,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-10 9:14]
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Hello Jay,
A magnificent and unusual capture from you again.Details,framing,sharpness 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)
  • [2007-03-10 11:22]
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Hi Jay.
Your task is too difficult for me but I like this piece of art so much. Captured scene is so poetic and taken with great macro skillfulness. Details, texture are perfect at high range as well as composition and cropping. Bravo, my friend, excellent creative and scientific a bit work.

Hi Jay,
another great northern seascape seen through your icy window. I love the wise reduction, the smooth curve, the three different kinds of cristalization, and the colours of sunrise (or is it even sunset after a stiffly cold day?).
With thanks, and best regards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-10 22:40]
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Hello Jay

That is an impressive display of Jack Frost's work.Very nicely seen and presented.Well done.TFS


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-11 6:14]
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Hi Jay,
Wonderful image. I look forward to read crystal formation notes!!
TFS, José M.

Jay ,
A nice capture of Jay Frosts art work,ah! My first though was a lace table cloth until I got a closer look. This is a great view of your frosted window.
The three types are - cold
- colder
- coldest
if your skin was against that window,what say to that-Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Cheers :-(

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-11 16:32]
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Hi Jay

Another wonderful post from you about this interesting phenomenon.
The details in your shot are great and very sharp.
If i let my imagination fly, i could say this is a chain of mountains viewed from abouve ;))
The 3 different types of crisals are more than evident, but their origin isn't...it's proabably due to the difference of temperature caused by the things near the glass...i don't know :)

Anyway, great work!
Bravo and TFS

Hi, Jay!

You showed us a nature masterpiece, but in the same time you put us to solve a special riddle...First, I said that you showed us the past, the present (very tumultuous)and the future made of bubbled ice. Then I turn to reality and I think that the upper part looks like that because the ice is starting to melt due to the sunlight, the middle one is "human intervention" and the last one is the most thick ice and probably will melt the last.



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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 15:02]
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Okay, kiddo -- time to come back and expand your note because the last time I saw something like this ... ... ...
As for the compositon and details: awesome -- but let's hear more about the growth habits of ice flowers please

Title might well have been, "The Care and Feeding of Iceflowers".....

Lovely capture!
Coming from the prairie states, it reminded me of the sunflowers that grow so freely there, though painted with the brush of frost/ice.

Nicely macroed, Fabulously Photoed!!

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  • chrido (16)
  • [2007-03-24 21:36]

... très intéressaant comme texture ... BRAVO !!!

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