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Diamond dust

Diamond dust
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Copyright: Robi rdfoto (rdfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-11
Categories: Humorous
Camera: canon, 100mm f/2.8MacroØ58, SanDisk CFExtreme4gb
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-12 10:50
Viewed: 7851
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Diamond dust is a ground-level cloud composed of tiny ice crystals. This meteorological phenomenon is also referred to simply as ice crystals and is reported in the METAR code as IC. Diamond dust generally forms under otherwise clear or nearly clear skies, so it is sometimes referred to as clear-sky precipitation. It is most commonly observed in Antarctica and the Arctic, but it can occur anywhere with a temperature well below freezing. In Polar regions diamond dust may continue for several days without interruption.

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So beautiful, Robi, we can see the structure of the crystals so well, it's a wonderful building. Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-12 13:12]

Bonjour Robi !
C'est bien de voir d'autre Alsaciens sur TN, je me sens un peu moins seule, maintenant ! :-) J'adore ce merveilleux gros-plan, avec de merveilleux détails sur les cristaux. J'adore leur forme, tout comme j'adore le contraste entre le blanc et l'arrière-plan noir. Félicitations !

This is a really interesting post Robi. What an fascinating phenomenon this is and a great photo to illustrate it.


Nice shot Robi!
great detail!
I'm interesting to buy this lense too for my new eos 450D.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-12 21:45]

Hi Robi.
Amazing, refined art work.
Brilliant in every aspect reproduction of this attractive nature phenomenon. Sharpness, lights, shapes and composition of the image are great as well as impressive dark BG. Bravo and my kind wishes in New Year.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-01-13 0:28]

Bonjour Robi,
Plaisir de te revoir sur TN et avec une image fascinante de la perfection des formes dans la nature. Très bien observé et en plus une explication courte, mais importante pour expliquer la formation de ces cristaux. Magnifique!
Avec mes meilleures pensées

Bon soir, Robi,
This photo is absolutely stunning - and I wish - from the 1392 members who viewed this master work, more had taken the time to write a critique to show their appreciation for your work.

The little squares on top of the photo, at 12 o'clock are fascinating, like little picture frames.

Unfortunately - when we were in Antarctica many, many years ago - I did not know about this phenomenon and nobody pointed this out to us.

Also, to the broad public Digital Photography was in its infancy ...

I can not tell you how impressed I am and I add this creation to my favorites.

Your notes are instructive and well presented, thank you.

Your photo is beautiful to view and tells a great story, and I can not stop looking, discovering more and more details e.g. the tower like construction looking like little pyramids.

Congratulations on a masterwork!!

Bonne soiree,

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