I think, this snowflake is one of my best photos: it have beautiful shape, glossy surface with relief details, and i was lucky with lighting. This is medium size crystal, lesser than 4 millimeters from tip to tip. I captured it within amazing snowfall, one of the best that i remember.
That day, January 16 2014, was excellent for snowflake photography from early morning: i photographed lots of nice snow crystals, but this can’t compare with snowfall, which started around 16:00. Suddenly, i’ve seen lots of amazing snowflakes, falling at my backdrop. I’ve tried to catch only best of the best specimens, and as quick as i can, but that was very hard, because almost all crystals around were big, symmetrical and extremely beautiful! The only flaw with these crystals that they was covered with small amount of rime bubbles.
8 identical RAW photos, taken as short series, was averaged for dramatically better signal/noise ratio of this image.