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© Michael Fuchs
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This is one of a series of snowflakes I photographed during a recent snowstorm. I had to keep the temperature of my equipment below freezing. The outside air temperature was about 27 degrees Fahrenheit. It was back illuminated using a microscope light source. The snowflake was suspended on a chilled glass slide and photographed using photomicroscopy optics on my digital SLR.

73 responses

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    very cool!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    Another wow here too!

  • Matt.

    Matt. (Deleted) gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Great job..very well done.

  • Andrea Alzmann

    Andrea Alzmann gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    You rock! This is amazing. Great job!

  • Kevin Kabuki

    Kevin Kabuki gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    excellent job Michael, not surprising you would come up with this.

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (19 Dec 2008):


  • Lois Martin

    Lois Martin gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Awesome! I don't have the patience to put together a photo such as this one!

  • :) L P

    :) L P gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    wow...that is awesome!

  • Rachel Hessinger

    Rachel Hessinger gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    I LOVE this! I'm a nut for macro shots and snowflakes. Love the delicate nature of it that you managed to capture. Sounds a bit complex to get the shot, though.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    This is SO cool vote on the essay

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    And my vote on this one!

  • ye qinfa

    ye qinfa (Deleted) gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    great shot!

  • Nicole R.

    Nicole R. gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    holy crow! amazing beauty and technical all in one! Inspiring!

  • DonBaird

    DonBaird gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    Excellent..... WOW

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    It gets no more simpler than this. My vote

  • Philip James Filia

    Philip James Filia gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    Amazing Michael, Really cool series. Well done!

  • Matt.

    Matt. (Deleted) gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    Yeah It rocks!!!

  • Frances Reilly

    Frances Reilly gave props (24 Dec 2008):


  • d s

    d s gave props (30 Dec 2008):

    Amazing! Got my vote!!

  • Vincent Criqui

    Vincent Criqui said (30 Dec 2008):

    Great detail. A lot of work went into this. Well preserved. Much kudos.

  • Sara Elena

    Sara Elena gave props (31 Dec 2008):

    good work Michael

  • Traci Howard

    Traci Howard gave props (20 Jan 2009):


  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (22 Jan 2009):

    COOL shot!!!!!


    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (30 Jan 2009):


  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (31 Jan 2009):

    Fantastic!! It rocks!!

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (19 Feb 2009):

    My vote!

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (30 Mar 2009):

    Excellent!!! voted

  • Jose Antonio González

    Jose Antonio González gave props (1 Apr 2009):

    Amazing! Great shot!


    JOE FAILK gave props (1 Apr 2009):

    Very well done! Vote

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (7 Apr 2009):

    Great entry!!

  • Bonnie Blanton

    Bonnie Blanton (Deleted) gave props (7 Apr 2009):

    Great series of photographs! Amazing work.

  • Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker   gave props (19 Apr 2009):


  • Yasmin Knudsen

    Yasmin Knudsen said (3 May 2009):

    Wow.. Thats al i can say :)

  • M Daniel

    M Daniel gave props (3 May 2009):

    good work!!! Fantastic!!!

  • Attila Kovacs

    Attila Kovacs said (3 May 2009):

    Absolutely amazing!

  • Sylvie Setiady

    Sylvie Setiady gave props (21 May 2009):

    the hard effort bring the beauty out and this one is superb ^^

  • John Shanahan

    John Shanahan   said (28 May 2009):

    Dam Engeneer!!!
    Looks like a Swarovski Christmas Ornament....Beautiful!
    Like this one:
    So cool!!!

  • Jeets Photography

    Jeets Photography (Deleted) gave props (12 Jun 2009):

    These are simply beautiful, a totally different style of photography.

  • Antonio Romero

    Antonio Romero gave props (3 Jul 2009):

    Amazing shot

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (1 Aug 2009):


  • Felice Myra Boma

    Felice Myra Boma gave props (30 Sep 2009):

    Wow, this is great. I don't know how you can captured that. Awesome!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (6 Oct 2009):

    This blows my mind...beautiful.

  • Mary Ellen Bleeden

    Mary Ellen Bleeden gave props (10 Oct 2009):

    These snowflake photos are amazing! Have you read the book The Hidden Messages in Water (2001) by Masaru Emoto? If not, take a look at it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photography.

  • Michael Fuchs

    Michael Fuchs said (10 Oct 2009):

    Thanks for all the comments everyone. Thanks for the book recommendation Mary. I’ll take a look.

  • Elaine Manley

    Elaine Manley (Deleted) gave props (20 Oct 2009):

    excellent ! and so very pretty

  • Laura Chartier

    Laura Chartier gave props (22 Nov 2009):

    Right on!!

  • Kathleen Shea

    Kathleen Shea gave props (23 Dec 2009):


  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (3 Jan 2010):

    Wow, what a series! And no two are the same. I think about when I see billions falling.

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (7 Jan 2010):

    I am in awe - surrounded by several feet of these little fellas at the moment

  • Megan Henkel

    Megan Henkel gave props (23 Jan 2010):


  • Dilshad Aroos

    Dilshad Aroos (Deleted) gave props (23 Jan 2010):

    Such meticulous work.Much kudos!!!!

  • Wallace Jones

    Wallace Jones gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    holy cow! that is great!!!!

  • bimal goculdas

    bimal goculdas gave props (27 Feb 2010):

    great shot! great technique!

  • Dominic Kite

    Dominic Kite gave props (18 Mar 2010):

    Brilliant photo - nicely done.

  • Mark 2

    Mark 2 said (24 Jun 2010):

    Amazing and meticulous work. Amazing shot.

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (17 Jul 2010):

    Great shot. I love it.

  • Léa Bastien

    Léa Bastien (Deleted) gave props (1 Aug 2010):


  • Paula Tade

    Paula Tade gave props (7 Jan 2011):

    Absolutely amazing!

  • Alicia McDonald

    Alicia McDonald gave props (21 Jan 2011):


  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (7 Feb 2011):

    Absolutely amazing!

  • Andy Kong

    Andy Kong gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    A great shot

  • Martha Mena

    Martha Mena gave props (24 Mar 2011):


  • Belinda Grace

    Belinda Grace gave props (8 Apr 2011):

    What stunning detail you can get with a microscopic technology.........AND all I did was go outside and freeze to get mine : am fascinated and every winter i plan on capturing at least one :)

  • Jules Coon

    Jules Coon gave props (9 Jan 2012):

    I can't believe a snowflake can be so perfect...amazing to see thank you....this is beautiful

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (4 Feb 2012):

    My vote!!

  • Brandon Melendez

    Brandon Melendez gave props (11 Feb 2012):

    Awesome Macro, you got my vote.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (29 Feb 2012):

    really nice!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Mar 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!


    JOE FAILK gave props (1 Mar 2012):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (30 Mar 2012):

    Very impressive! You have my vote! It reminds me of a cross turned different ways.

  • Victoria Mizal Lewis

    Victoria Mizal Lewis gave props (3 Mar 2015):

    This is amazing! I really enjoyed looking through your photos on this site and also on your website.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (18 Apr 2015):

    Back to vote!!!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (19 Apr 2015):

    Great. Voted!

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