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Nikon D2H + Micro-Nikkor 55mm/2.8 + bellows unit + extension rings, setup photo below:
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I calculated that the magnification ratio is around 8:1 (8x magnification).

You can find more of these from below @ Flickr:
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+ other snowflakes and snow crystals here @ dA
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Copyright Aki Korhonen, akikorhonen.org
My website: [link]
Most of my photos can be found at Flickr: [link]

Unauthorized usage of the photo is prohibited.
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Given 2010-01-30
Suggester wrote: "Incredible focus. Magnificent blue tones and an amazing amount of detail. One of the most beautiful snowflake photos I've seen." Snowflake by ~ak87 ( Suggested by alexandrasalas and Featured by impressionenmeer )
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pdevinney Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Wowzers
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SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
Awesome! Love how you did it up close! :)
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dasuno Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Very cool. Thanks
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ShinDeizu760 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its so beautiful
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Sonicfanforever96 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
so cool
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Cammadoodle Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
that one time where you have nothing to say. -.-
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patrikstar1990 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
awesome!!
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Loki7z Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very good photo!
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011   General Artist
perfect!
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rumgicat13 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
i wonder how nature does this.
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WinterLover29 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. How did you get a bellows? I thought they did not make them for Nikon camera's anymore.
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EvaPolly Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Featured here: [link]
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DragonKira Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
This is simply incredible!!!!!I simply feel in love with it!!!!!!
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Takusay Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
this is cool
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ThePurpleLilac Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work.
Featured here [link]
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Oh~(゚д゚* ) Beautiful!
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InvaderRedavni Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Wow!! What lens did you use?
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byKarenRenee Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! This image has been featured here --> [link]
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changedalife Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010   Photographer
This is fantastic, incredible macro.
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
simply awesome. I keep wishing there was a way to capture snowflakes without such an elaborate setup! :)
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pikfreak Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
THis is going to be featured in my next journal!
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Animal-Art-for-art Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Student General Artist
SO BEAUTIFUL!
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Zineron Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
That's awesome that you were able to get such a detailed photo!
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annzie1991 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
May I use this picture in a photomanip that I am making? I will of course credit you in the description.
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:wave: Hi :)
Featured here [link] for "Earth Day"
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nirentuladhar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Unreal! amazing!!! :D
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errant-angel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really amazing photo! I've tried to take a picture like this, its so difficult! Beautiful, the focus, clarity, everything!
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fridaythe13th Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is such a breathtaking photo! I really apreciate seeing the setup too, it shows a lot =) I was curious though, why have you chosen to use a lot of extension tubes rather than a more magnified macro lens?
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot. I'm curious how your setup is to take this shot. Any window involve?
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altairattorney Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Ah, the perfection of nature. :heart: Many compliments.
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awsmdragonqueen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning focus! I love how you captured this, people don't usually get to see such wonder :wow:
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Silverkitsune26 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Great picture. Love the detail. ^_^
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crimsonpenguin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Very impressive! I had a snow flake DD last year, but mine's only 2.74:1. Your setup looks crazy! I tried to do glass, but basically failed, because I couldn't get a clean enough piece of glass... I also used natural light though, whereas you do backlit with a flashlight - great idea!
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Gluecksbaerchi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
umm...wow! stunning!
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holzoepfael Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Great picture. Therefore you got featured in my "Natures Beauty by unknown artists XI" news article here:
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PLEASE FAV THE NEWS ARTICLE SO MORE PEOPLE WILL SEE YOUR WORK!!! (at the bottom of the article click on "add favorite"...)

Here is my Journal entry: [link]

And of course you can take a look at my own gallery to support me: [link]

And if you really like beautiful nature pictures - take a look at this group: [link]

greetz, holzoepfael
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adelauboin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
o_O So perfect !
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kajtekx3 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
WOW!
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LostImages Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Is this real?? Amazing!! :faint:
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this beautyful picture in my "BIG BLUE"-collection![link]
I hope you will agree!

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krash Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
I use a Nikon enlarger lens on my bellows setup, works out great. I am simply amazed at how you got this image, extremely well done my friend.
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ENAM Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010   Digital Artist
This is amazing :faint:
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jodipheonix Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010   General Artist
this is beautiful :heart:
so much detail , it even looks crystal :)

congrats on your DD
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SamBlob Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Thanks for taking that photograph. That beautiful and fragile piece of ice is gone forever, but its beauty lives on, magnified, in this photo. :salute:
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plasticandy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
[link] Featured you.
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OctoFlash Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
just wanted to inform you that you've been featured here: [link]

that's an amazing and inspiring piece of art my friend!
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p-r-i-n-c-e-ss Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Amazing! :heart:
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Aonalion Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Student General Artist
that is just truly amazing! :wow:
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sinanTR Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
congratulations:clap:well deserved!!
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Galen-Wolfe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
me and my wife love snow flakes... I'd sit in my truck outside of her work waiting for her to finally close down for hte day and when it was jsut starting to snow... when you're getting the first few individual flakes and the really small clusters, I'd enjoy watching them hit the window...
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January 26, 2010
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D2H
Shutter Speed
1/2000 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jan 24, 2010, 12:32:59 PM
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