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caffeinator
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Snowflakes Under an Electron Microscope




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Snowflakes Under an Electron Microscope
By Brandon Keim12.27.1012:41 PM

If you've ever wondered what snowflakes truly look like, spend a few moments with these images from the Electron Microscopy Unit of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland.


More here: Snowflakes Under an Electron Microscope | Wired Science | Wired.com

They look like some kind of decaying alien artefact's eh?
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Interesting but the images are not really optical. On the flip side, look at what can be done with a dslr body and a good macro for a fraction the cost of a SEM »www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/12/r···wflakes/



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Interesting but the images are not really optical. On the flip side, look at what can be done with a dslr body and a good macro for a fraction the cost of a SEM »www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/12/r···wflakes/

Optical Analog wins again (though recording likely digital)

Interesting though how opaque a water crystal is to electrons.

Oh and PS... since you are from Winnipeg... there was the amazing person that solved a phrase puzzle on Wheel of Fortune with one letter, but then there was the IDIOT on the final big prize puzzle (place on the map) they lucky guessed letters had every letter in Winnipeg but the G and BLEW it, I couldn't believe that.

Yeah we Americans can be very self centric, but who doesn't know Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Vancouver? (maybe even Edmonton )
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BTW here is that amazing win, the idiot clip sadly isn't around.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTFsEddqELY


Strange the guy before picked r often there and wasn't... she picked L rarely there, and there is only one in the phrase and in the right place when you have a good feeling about this.

MODS sorry for the slight stray OT... but is amazing as are the snow flakes.
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Take a look here: »skycrystals.ca/ this photographer has a lot of snowflake photos. He uses the hard to use Canon Macro MPE-65mm f/2.8 lens.



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Nah, it's not optical.

But, it's pretty damn amazing and the last that I checked this was the Digital Imaging forum, not the camera forum.



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That's true!!



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Now those are what I call "excellent" photos!



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Just for fun...

Not a snowflake, but something similar I took as it's macro and involves water.



That's the air bubbles coming out of the pores of an egg being boiled. I thought it was egg-cellent anyways.

Not fogging up the lens and using the auto-focus through steam was the hard part.
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That really is an egg-cellent macro. It's amazing how everyday mundane things take on a different look when viewed up close.



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That really is an egg-cellent macro. It's amazing how everyday mundane things take on a different look when viewed up close.

Thanks, I had fun with it.

The eggs being under boiling water was a challenge as the reflections and bubbles were frenetic and constantly moving.

Not too bad though for a $40 Canon A720is I got at a thrift store and no tripod.

I just found and uploaded a couple of nifty macros from my old Samsung S630 camera to my gallery too:

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