"How full of the creative genius is the air in which these are generated! I should hardly admire more if real stars fell and lodged on my coat. Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand. Nothing is cheap and coarse, neither dewdrops nor snowflakes."
-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
(Quote obtained from the wonderful The Art of the Snowflake: A Photographic Album by Kenneth Libbrecht).
The other day, Little Dude and I were at the library & it started snowing. As we left, I noticed the flakes on my coat were nice & big & well defined. I set my mind to heading home & trying some snowflake macro shots. The first two shots above were taken with a 50mm lens with 2 extension tubes attached. If we get any more snow this year, I might try 3 extension tubes, just to see what that does.
I am hoping for at least one more snow this year and not just for macro snowflake photography purposes! I'll tell you the reason soon....promise!