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

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

28 thoughts on “Macro photo of big ice crystal – Cold period in southeastern Norway”

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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