Weekly Photo Challenge : Variation on a theme

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Molecular variation!

They say no two snowflakes are the same, molecularly speaking, (though they can be almost identical) The difference comes from the molecular arrangement of the extensive network of water molecules as water freezes. It is amazing how a slight twist, a slight tilt in the arrangement of the same number of water molecules creates this vast variety of shapes and patterns.

These are four of about thirty flakes that landed on my woolen glove :). Each beautiful, each magical, each unique.ย 

In response to the weekly photo challenge : variation on a theme

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8 comments

    • They indeed are fascinating. Who knew, frozen water could be so pretty :)?
      Well these pics were taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i, a nifty fifty lens and some extension tubes. But more than the camera I think these pics just took a ton of patience and luck to get them right ๐Ÿ™‚ and did I mention freezing hands ๐Ÿ˜€
      These pictures have way too much light else one would see even more intricate patterns. Playing around with the lighting is something I should have done, well thats for next time!
      Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to share your thoughts. Much appreciated.

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