Winter’s Dust November 26, 2012 | drawandshoot While I was sleeping… A close-up of Winter’s first dust. © Karen McRae, 2012 Share this:SharePinterestEmailTumblrFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Are those on glass, or just built off of the plants.
Also, just how big are they? I’ve not been able to capture individual snowflakes like that.
These are just snowflakes settled on tiny flowers(no glass).
I guess it depends on how big they are to be able to get a close-up image but the bigger one here, in particular, is only around 3 millimeters. I was using a decent macro lens.
Amazing work Karen.
Thank you, Adrian.
god i love these – the frost is so yummy
Oh good, thanks very much! These are tiny snowflakes on the little flowers but they are pretty cool patterns, aren’t they?!
yes very cool – and i like the paring with the soft purply flowers in the background against the sharp edges of the snowflakes
Amazing Karen! You are so talented!!
Thanks so much, William – that is very kind! =)
Snowflakes are pretty amazing!
Amazing detail. And so beautiful.
It must be the Frost grown on the spot, not a snow flake.
But what so ever, from one stem, different shapes of crystals seemed to have grown.
This must be the amazing phenomenon and, to capture like this was, ——
Karen herself was a part of incredible phenomenon !
They are simply snowflakes on little flowers, Yoshizen.
Snowflakes are fantastically varied and complicated – It looks to me as though one was attached to another and was just fading away. Still, quite a phenomenal sight! 🙂
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Hi Sergey, thanks so much!
Mmmm, I like this work very much. Keep doing that!
I expect there will be many months of snow – you will soon be bored! 🙂
Absolutely stunning and utterly jaw dropping!
Thanks, Sophie! A tiny bit of icy magic. 🙂
breathtaking. a captured moment.
They are rather momentary those little flakes.
Thank you, Lois!
These are glorious! I can’t imagine how on Earth, you made these happen. Perhaps they came from another realm…
Elena, these are just as I saw them. Nothing but a photograph – the images were made with a decent macro lens – it is amazing what you can see when you look very closely!
Very ethereal once again.
It seems that way doesn’t it?
Karen! Utterly breathtaking..just wow.
Thanks for that, Cath. =)
I looked at the detail and said to myself, “No! Na-ah, can’t be!”
Nature truly is amazing!
Snowflakes are fascinating, aren’t’ they? I’m hoping for some big ones soon! Nature truly is amazing.
While you were sleeping, snowflakes were being made! so beautiful. I wish all of winter was as delicate as they way you have portrayed it in your images 🙂
Yes, we woke up to white! It’s lovely.
You are right about winter not being all that delicate even though it sometimes looks that way.
Spectacular shots, Karen. So, so delicate. The details are splendid.
Thanks, Lemony – I was just so thrilled to find just the right flake! =)
These images are so incredibly beautiful, Karen.
Thank you, Sandy – I had a good model! =)
Yes, it is! 🙂
So (***) beautiful! Snow- nicely named too.
Thanks very much, Annerose!
Stunning images, love this series!
Thank you, David – I expect there will be more… =)
Eternal beauty, abstract but moving!
Wonderful composition, nice tones and colors
Thank you, Johan – I appreciate your very kind comment.
First Snow 4 is my favourite out of these. Thanks for sharing
Hi Todor, thank you!
Hi Karen, not been around for a while, so lovely to be back again and see your work again. Beautiful images!
Hi Jack, welcome! =)
Thanks so much for your kind comments.
As in your jellyfish set, you find the perfect equilibrium between aesthetics and scientific documentiation. I have never seen snow in this way before. This blogger thanks you for enriching him…
Oh well, to enrich someone – that must be the ultimate compliment. Thanks so much, Alessandro. =)
Oh, these are just wonderful, Karen! Their delicacy is breathtaking.
It’s hard to imagine anything more delicate than a snowflake, isn’t it? Thanks, Richard!
Wow and wow! Love the title. You have this keen eye for taking a photo of everyday subject matter and creating a surreal fantasy with your camera. I look forward to more of your stunning winter landscapes – they are my favourite!
Thanks very much, Mona! I confess I love making winter landscapes with photography, so you will be seeing lots soon.
You caught a magical world that we walk past.
Yes, a little bit of magic under our noses…
Wonderful images Karen and the title is perfect! Well done!
Thanks, Phil – I’m glad you think so!
Thank you very much, Astrawally!
So beautiful and delicate!
Hi Jan, thank you. I am awaiting some fresh snow now…
Magique Karen ,
Déjà l’Hiver se Pose , juste un Instant Bien sûr ,
A Fleur d’Autre Nature , en de si Petites Choses ,
Le Temps Métamorphose , Cette Poussière de l’Azur ,
En Mille Diamants d’Air Pur , Dans le Regard d’Une Rose .
Becs en Pause 😉
La magie de la nature ne cesse d’être magnifique.
Merci, Neo. 🙂
Your images take my breath away!! So much talent!
Thank you, Mimo.That is ever so kind!
I love first photo…!!!!!
Well, thank you! There is something about those colours that I love, too.
Oh wow Karen – what an amazing thing to see, and soooo well captured. Wonderful.
Hi Ephem, thank you – snowflakes are pretty cool.
I was thinking they would be a perfect subject for that super macro lens you rented – I need the Nikon equivalent! Maybe I’ll look into renting one to play with…
That is totally true – they would be amazing subjects and likely would give some spectacular and unexpected bokeh as well.
Give yourself some time to come to grips with the thing, indoors in the warm I would suggest. They are not all that easy to use, and lighting can be a serious issue as you are likely to block it with the lens. And focusing too – definitely live view focusing is needed.
Since it is all manual anyway you might might be able to use a Canon one with a Nikon mount adapter – not sure if it works in that direction (I know I can adapt quite a few Nikon lenses to my Canon).
So beautiful ! Make me dreaming !
I’m glad you think so, dream away…thank you!
such strong and beautiful work!
Thanks very much, Barbara.
🙂 Thank you!
I am grateful for the eyes you have and a sharing these images.
It’s a pleasure, Judy. Thank you.
Fully agree: snowflakes are amazing and you made them justice. Awesome series, Karen! Well, nothing new, I know. As usually, but I have to say it 🙂
Thanks ever so much, Sorin! 🙂
Extraordinary! I know they’re ordinary, but/and you know what I mean. The composition is so perfect, too, and in all this series, the pervading luminescence.