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Photo of the Day ~ Macro: Bugs and Closeups Category ~ January 23, 2009

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On a Snowflake's Level
by Ashley Zywusko (mygreenbird007) FIRST POTD!
Camera:
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Location:
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
 
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
Practiced my super-macro technique which basically entails attaching a 50mm to my zoom lens (in this case, 28-105mm) with a reversing ring. Taken during a Pennsylvania flurry.


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Amanda Cannon commented on January 23, 2009 08:04:
WOW! I Didnt realize you could actually capture snow flakes. GREAT job with this macro! Congrats
Ashley Zywusko commented on January 23, 2009 11:30:
Thanks! Due to the questions I've received on this, I wanted to add that this is a snowflake that had fallen on our old convertible's soft top. The texture in the background is cloth. The macro technique generates an extremely shallow depth of field (mm to a fraction of a mm), so not all of the snowflake is in focus. I tried to hold the camera as flush to it as possible to get as much in focus as I could.
Linn Smith commented on January 23, 2009 11:49:
Terrific piece of work and clever experiment to capture the snowflake! You did a superb job with an excellent backdrop to enrich it even more! Congratulations on your POTD!
Carol Purinton commented on January 23, 2009 12:01:
Thanks for the added commentary - I would not have guessed what the background was. Congrats on your first POTD!
Bill Matera commented on January 23, 2009 12:05:
Very impressive, congratulations
Al Mullen commented on January 23, 2009 12:50:
Real nice detail, congrats on your first POTD.
Ashley Zywusko commented on January 23, 2009 16:06:
Thank you for all of the comments and the warm welcome!
Patrice Cigallio Wesa commented on January 23, 2009 21:18:
It is simply amazing to me that you were able to capture so well a single snowflake. It looks like a jewel with its glow and lovely intricate patterns. Congratulations, Ashley, on your 1st POTD on this site and welcome!
Robin-Lee Vieira commented on January 23, 2009 23:23:
Wow!!! This is an amazing capture!! I love it!! Congrats on POTD!!


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