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Small Details
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-23
Categories: Bushveld
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-07 10:38
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is raining here and I haven't been out as I am not well so I have been looking back at some of the photos I have taken recently. In the recent frosty weather I took lots of pictures that I never intended to post. I was just interested in how the frost formed different shapes and patterns. I took pictures of everything from frost covered barbed wire to tiny strands of moss. I decided today to put a few of these shots together

These appear to be Hoat Frost due to the droplet like formations but I think some of what I saw might also have been Rime.

Rime facrs from Weather Online
Rime is a white or milky and opaque granular deposit of ice formed by the rapid freezing of supercooled water drops as they impinge upon an cold exposed object. Rime is denser and harder than hoar frost, but lighter, softer, and less transparent than glaze. Rime might have long 'feathers' and 'tails' of rough ice granules or might even be a fairly compact coating if favorable conditions for rime formation persisted over a longer time.

Generally the 'feathers' and 'tails' point into the wind, but under calm conditions the 'needles' might grow into every direction. This is why they can be mistaken as hoar frost. However, unlike hoar frost rime is formed by freezing fog or cloud droplets. The tiny supercooled water droplets remain liquid until they come in contact with any obstacle, when they freeze almost instantaneously. If the fog persists for some longer time large amounts of ice can be deposited

Whereas rime usually builds up moderately in lowland areas it may accumulate to an ice cover of several feet in mountaineous regions. In fact rime ice makes up a significant source for valley glaciers as it breaks away falling into the valley below. Rime usually accumulates best on exposed obstacles, such as trees, radio masts or rock pinnacles. It might sometimes cause some structural damage, but generally far less severe than black ice or glaze.

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-01-07 11:25]

Hi Karan,
Excellent presentation.
Nice compo. overall.
Colors and sharpness are superb.
Well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-07 11:42]

Hi Karan.
You are a real researcher. Your work is very interesting: the picture and the note.
Your composition is well compiled. Every shot illustrates different effect. They are well detailed and sharpened. DOF is selected skillfully at every picture. At whole, very creative work. My compliments and TFS.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2007-01-07 12:34]

small details but very nice details Karan,
good shots, nice quality is a good presentation, very interesting note, very good job.
gr. jaap

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-01-07 12:51]

Hi Karan,

That's a great collage of small details.
And you've captured every little detail in an excellent way.
Great sharpness, good BG, beautiful colours and I liked your note too.
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Nel

Hi Karan,
A symphony of light and water depicted here...
Well done

Hello Karan,
This is a great montage of these nature's details. Each macro is very sharp and clear. This is very nice and well done. Thanks,

I'm impressed with the detalistion and colors of each element on this photo.

Especially I apreciate that you use the same contrast and color depth for each small photo and it gives a special line to whole composition, it's like one taken shot..

Excelent work..
Best regards,

I can't choose the best!
All 4 great shots!

Well done and TFS.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-01-08 2:48]

Hello Karan!

Excellent idea and realisation. Small, common things, so common that we don't see them most of time. But you showed us real beauty of simple things. Very arty collage my friend!

excellente ta composition, pleine d' originalité, de belles couleurs , netteté parfaite
bon travail, merci du partage

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-08 7:41]

Another of those presentations Karan that characterize your porfolio, with the title that synthesizes the composition.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, sharpness, DOF, focus, background, colors, lighting, framing and frame, notes.

I don't like it: nothing.

Interesting post, without doubts... TFS.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-01-08 8:00]

Hi Karen, a nice selection of sharp, colourful shots here that compliment each other really well. i particularly like the composition of the web in the top right section, the best of the 4 imo.
(i know what you mean by the weather by the way, will it ever stop raining??)



Hola Karan.
Una preciosa composición con estas miniaturas en detalle. Agradables imágenes que cada una por separado son hermosas.
Felicidades por tan buen trabajo.
Un saludo, JL.

Hi Karan,
I hope you are feeling better again. I hate the kind of weather we are having and I need to watch out not getting ill as well.
It looks like you and your macro lens have a wonderful relation. The results from this lens are just awesome. Your eye for this micro details has really impressed me. Such wonderful and abstract ideas and results. These different frost photos are stunning.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-08 21:00]

Hello Karan

Beauty is all around us,and sometimes we pass it by,you have taken 4 subjects that most would pass by and you have created art.A lovely composition with sharp detail.TFS


Hi, Karan.
Very nice work. Beautiful details from nature with good light and sharpness.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-01-10 12:00]

Belle ambiance hivernale.
Bonne journée.

salut Karan
Félicitation pour ce beau montage avec ces beau macro très bien détaillés.Joli travail avec une très belle présentation ,tout est superbe.
Merci et au revoir....Jp

Love the collage of frosty photos! Amazing the spider web!! TFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comments and smilie on my photo "The sea is angry still " :o)

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-02-01 19:23]

Hello Karan,
Lovely set of pictures with nice idea behind. My favourite is the one with spider net, however all other are also superb.
Best greeetings and TFS,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-02-09 17:28]

A quick scroll through the first page of your gallery and this is the one whose thumbnail really catches my eye! Lovely colours and details: an attractive posting. THe notes are outstanding, Karan!

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