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Macro photo of big ice crystal – Cold period in southeastern Norway

January 10th, 2009 · 29 Comments

Macro photo of big ice crystal - Cold period in southeastern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera January 5th 2009. Click image for larger view.
We have had a very cold period here in the southeastern part of Norway with temperatures down to -18C (-0.4F) and the cold weather created tons of beautiful ice crystals. Here I have photographed a big one that the sun shone on creating nice, shimmering light. I recommend that you click on the image and view it large to see more of the fantastic details in the snow crystal(s).

Note: The photo of the ice crystal was taken in the southeastern part of Norway.
Check out this image of ice crystals forming on a branch.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Fjellstrand in Nesodden, Akershus in southeast of Norway

Tags: Ice · Macro · Norway Norwegen Norge · Snow · Winter

29 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Einar // Jan 10, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Meget bra fanget

  • 2 Shirley // Jan 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    What a beautiful photograph of the ice crystal. I have always enjoyed your photography work. Keep more photos coming to your blog please.

  • 3 RennyBA // Jan 10, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    How well you have capture the beauty of an ice crystal!

    Btw: Could I ask for your vote for Best European Blog?

  • 4 Framed and Shot // Jan 10, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Great shot with excellent DOF.

  • 5 studena // Jan 10, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Amazing 🙂
    I like it very much, you have beautiful photos.
    Btw, I have the same Olympus 🙂

  • 6 wildrose // Jan 10, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    great picture, amazing!

  • 7 Marla // Jan 10, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    What fabulous photo of an ice crystal. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. It is an outstanding photo! Stay warm!

  • 8 The Right Blue // Jan 10, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Outstanding, Thomas. What a stunning image!

  • 9 Jadielady // Jan 10, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Its beautiful!!! I think I have a new background image 🙂
    You take such gorgeous pictures.

  • 10 doomyflo // Jan 10, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    it’s obvious that Nature is pure geometry and beauty! thx for this photo!

  • 11 Carol // Jan 11, 2009 at 1:57 am

    Nature is beauty in its purist form. Excellent photo Thomas. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us.

  • 12 Nate Balcom // Jan 11, 2009 at 5:19 am

    What a cool picture. Have you seen this by the way?

    Norway, Sweden, and Denmark — then and now

    http://blog.flickr.net/en/2009/01/09/then-and-now-2/

  • 13 ChrisY // Jan 11, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Fantastic cool picture! I don’t think I got any chance to take this type of beautiful photo as I am living in a tropical country. I just can’t imagine how I am going to be in such situation of -18c temperature. I may be …..I feel I can’t write anything as it is too cool.

  • 14 roentarre // Jan 11, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Seriously beautiful photograph. The light and the composition are very well done

  • 15 Craig Wilson // Jan 12, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Love the details and crisp colours.

  • 16 Judith Johnston // Jan 12, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Wow, what a stunning photograph.

  • 17 AndiBob // Jan 12, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    You seem like a very nice person, Thomas. Just looking at your sensational photographs says it all 🙂
    Great work

  • 18 Saami // Jan 12, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Kjempebra foto. Fortsatt Godt Nyttår

  • 19 mike // Jan 13, 2009 at 12:05 am

    That is some great details you have in that snowflake. It is amazing each one has a different shape.

  • 20 Manz // Jan 13, 2009 at 6:00 am

    That’s amazing.
    Mother nature really knows how to create beauty.

  • 21 Miguel // Jan 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Hi, you have a great blog, I like the photographs, they are amazing.

  • 22 Kiran // Jan 13, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    This is a great photo, its very sharp. I use the same camera and its always nice to see examples of other peoples photographs with similar equipment.

  • 23 Tiziano // Jan 13, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Ciao! One time i must come in your country. Here, in central Italy, is impossibile see something like this. Fantastic

  • 24 parkbhuthe // Jan 15, 2009 at 11:45 am

    its really cool…beautiful,i tried to take some picture but i think its not good enough heheh

  • 25 Michael de`Oz // Jan 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    I was really impressed

  • 26 Marius Wlassak // Jan 21, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Always a big pleasure to see Your great photos…Keep on 😉 Marius

  • 27 Trine // Jan 26, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Heia Thomas.
    Nydelig bilde. Lenge siden jeg har kikket på siden din nå. Du er flink!!

  • 28 Paul // Jan 29, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Really nice photo. I have just bought the 35mm 3.5 macro lens for my E-500. So I am looking at what other people have done.

  • 29 Magnar // Mar 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I like your picture. A small tips to others. Study the falling crystals, and if you see a excellent one, shift this under the camera lens and make a photo. You must use a fairly high aperture setting like f/11 or f/16 in order to get adequate depth of focus. However, the aperture should not be too small to prevent unharnesses due to diffraction.