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Frost Flower #1

Frost Flower #1
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Copyright: Bill Durham (PoorColdBoy) (174)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-05
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-06 16:59
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Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Frost flowers are formed when water inside a plant escapes through a split in the plant's skin, and meets very cold air. The water freezes quickly, but more water continues flowing, thus pushing the ice further out from the plant.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-06 20:45]

Hello William,
I must confess I have never heard of a frost flower until now, but you post a very interesting image. Great detail, color and exposure. TFS.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529)
  • [2009-12-06 23:52]

I've never seen a thing like that. Thank you for presenting the phenomenon and the beautiful ice flower that is created. Still, I marvel about the organism that extrudes so much water. STRANGE! TFS
Best regards

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