Oh my heavens. The other day I had such a treat. The weather conditions were just ever so perfect when the light dusting of snow came down. My son came in from outside & told me that he could see actual individual snowflakes in perfect form out on the fence. I decided to head out & see what he was talking about. It was about 9 degrees- but I was so in complete AWE of what I found that I wasn’t even feeling the coldness. I had my camera & my phone with me to see what I could capture. It turns out that it wasn’t just on the fence that we could see the flakes. The whole top of the hot tub was sprinkled like confetti with perfect little snowflakes. Then I started looking all around me & realized that every little glisten in the snow was yet another perfect snowflake. I started really watching where I was stepping- knowing that every time I moved I was crushing & ruining these miracles that the Lord had given me to cherish & enjoy.
I actually took this one with my phone. It sometimes will do a better job at macros than the DSLR.
No special attachments or anything. Just the regular 8.0 mp phone camera.
This one looks like a butterfly
I didn’t really do anything to process these. I sharpened just a bit. I didn’t want to lose any detail by doing a whole lot of processing. So everything is SOOC. I am now really wanting a macro lens. Something to put on the list I suppose. I must have stayed outside capturing these snowflakes for hours. The hubs kept hollering out for me to come in because he was afraid I was getting too cold. I was out there in my jammies & slippers. I wasn’t feeling it. I was too sucked in to what I was doing. The miracle of just one snowflake was enough to grab me- but having so many out there to try to photograph was almost overwhelming. I wanted to get them all before they were crushed or melted. Obviously that wasn’t possible. Maybe the next time I have this opportunity I will have a macro lens so these will be better. But at least when I look at them I will remember just how amazing it was to see with my own eyes.