View Full Version : Crystal Patterns

03-17-2013, 08:41 PM
After a recent light snow, thaw and quick refreeze, I found these small icicles on a few trees. The changes in temperature must have been responsible for the intricate patterns that seem to be etched into the perfectly clear ice.

This was a tricky shot to get because the trees kept moving erratically in the wind. With my 105 mm macro lens focused almost as close as it would go, I needed a flash to freeze the motion and illuminate the facets of the design from the side. It still took a lot of tries to get most of the icicle in focus, as it waved back and forth through the focal plane.



03-18-2013, 01:59 AM
Very interesting and well done!

03-18-2013, 07:15 AM
What an intricate fragile little icicle - nicely captured neilsp and welcome to the forum!

Matt K.
03-23-2013, 10:11 AM
Lovely. Superb detail. Nicely done.

04-26-2013, 07:12 PM
Love the sharpness! Sort of looks like a plant inside the icicle.