Frost Flower #4
|Copyright: Bill Durham (PoorColdBoy) (174)|
|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|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|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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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.