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    Snowflakes

    I discovered this today and found it interesting enough to pass along...

    http://www.snowflakebentley.com/index.htm

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    Here are a couple links that may be of interest:

    http://www.bentley.sciencebuff.org/

    http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/s...nt/vermont.htm

    NWS spotter reported 24.8" of snow had fallen as of 6:15pm today (2/14) in Jericho Center. And it's not over yet...

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    Interesting how Mr Bentley included his avoidance of alcohol and tobacco in an interview about his technique.

    I would think coffee would be the thing to avoid while pawing snowflakes.
    Murray

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    thank you for sharing
    i enjoyed it
    I was born and brought up in Iran, a beautiful country full of history.
    k o m b i z z

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    Nice... I always wanted to photograph snowflakes, and though the weather report did not warn of heavy snowfall I want to be prepared for next winter.

    I still don't know what is the best way to get the clearest, sharpest, greatest photos. Snowflakes have a size of ca. 5mm (0.0197 inches). That means to use a lens that is optimized for ca. 4:1 size, and it must not be overly sensitive to low temperatures. Or a microscope and a camera adapter, but that would limit the possible perspectives to one only, and, of course, we are all artists and not scientists...

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    Thank you for sharing. I read thru. It was very interesting for my project.
    I was born and brought up in Iran, a beautiful country full of history.
    k o m b i z z

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprillove20 View Post
    Anyways, Snowflakes have a size of ca. 5mm (0.0197 inches).
    For people like me who wondered whether the "." belonged to the abbreviated circa or the "5 mm": 0.0197" = 0.5 mm

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    According to Wikipedia, the largest snowflake ever was 38 cm, but I am more used to flakes a few millimeters across.

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    A single crystal of 38 cm?
    Poses a challenge: next winter, i'm going to grow snow flakes.

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    The challenge: to photograph snowflakes with a 20mm wide angle instead of a macro!

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