Blades of Ice

Sometimes showing only a section of a snowflake conveys more beauty than the whole. This is a perfect example.

This crystal grew with hard faceted edges that reminded me of blades. Prismatic colours show up through some of the branches to add a little extra impact, all leading to a glowing center.

Snowflakes such as this are rarely two-dimensional, with extra surface details and even another smaller snowflake resting on top. Bringing it all into focus can be a challenge, but worth the reward of a beautiful image.

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