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This large snowflake, 5 to 6 mm, has one truncated branch but note the intricate pattern in the center. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
This large snowflake, 5 to 6 mm, has one truncated branch but note the intricate pattern in the center. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
This beautiful stellar dendrite crystal is about 5 to 6 mm. It was hard to process because it shifted and rotated during serial shooting, Kljatov says. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
This beautiful stellar dendrite crystal is about 5 to 6 mm. It was hard to process because it shifted and rotated during serial shooting, Kljatov says. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
This image combines seven serial shots, aligned and averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
This image combines seven serial shots, aligned and averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
This relatively big snowflake, 5 to 7 mm, took nine serial shots to capture. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
This relatively big snowflake, 5 to 7 mm, took nine serial shots to capture. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
A medium size snowflake. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
A medium size snowflake. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
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This small snowflake is about 3 mm in diameter. Kljatov took this image against a glass background, backlit with a flashlight. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
This small snowflake is about 3 mm in diameter. Kljatov took this image against a glass background, backlit with a flashlight. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
This example of a capped column snowflake is not rare but difficult to shoot because of the volumetric shape and small size, usually not longer than 2 mm. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
This example of a capped column snowflake is not rare but difficult to shoot because of the volumetric shape and small size, usually not longer than 2 mm. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
This simple hexagonal plate is a relatively big crystal, around 2 mm, for its type. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
This simple hexagonal plate is a relatively big crystal, around 2 mm, for it's type. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
These snowflakes are hollow columns taken on a backlit, glass background. The very small crystals are just 0.3 to 0.6mm long. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
These snowflakes are hollow columns taken on a backlit, glass background. The very small crystals are just 0.3 to 0.6mm long. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
This small snowflake, around 2 mm, is slightly melted. It is nestled on a dark woolen fabric. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
This small snowflake, around 2 mm, is slightly melted. It is nestled on a dark woolen fabric. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
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Another rainbow snowflake from January 2013. The colored center is created by a thin film optical interference. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
Another rainbow snowflake from January 2013. The colored center is created by a thin film optical interference. (Courtesy Alexey Kljatov)
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