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Frost Flower #4

Frost Flower #4
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Copyright: Bill Durham (PoorColdBoy) (174)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-05
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-09 3:17
Viewed: 2843
Points: 2
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Photo #4 in my series on frost flowers.
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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Hi William,

Most interesting post.
I spotted frost flowers only one time in my life. I guess France is not cold enough so that we can spot this easily over here. I posted this in that time:
I had no idea this phenomenon has a name. I know it now thanks to your posting. Now that I know the name, I found some more beautiful ones on the net. I'm so greatful to you.
Hard to say which of your 4 posts is the best.
I see a slight motion blur in your pics. 1/60 might be slow depending on the focal length you use. In the photo info view I do not understand this:
Focal Length 9500/1000 mm
if 1000mm or more were used, 1/60 is definately inappropriate.
I see you have Photoshop. I recommend you increase the contrast. In case like this (where details in whites are important) "curve" should give even beter result than "contrast".
Small nits in great pics anyway.

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