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Hoar Frost

Under clear frosty nights in winter, hoar frost is characterized by the soft ice crystals that form on vegetation or any object that has been chilled below freezing point by radiation cooling. This type of frost can sometimes be so thick that it looks like freshly fallen snow. The interlocking ice crystals become attached to branches of trees, leafs, and grass blades and are one of the most prominent features of a typical 'winter wonderland' day. However, the fine 'feathers', 'needles' and 'spines' might also be found on any other object that is exposed to supersaturated air below freezing temperature.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
1/500s f/2.8 at 60.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Yiannis Pavlis14-Mar-2012 16:37
This is nicely composed. DOF and selective focus are well chosen.
Joanne Kamo09-Feb-2012 02:53
Awesome find and image..very unusual!
Chris08-Feb-2012 04:32
whoa, nice capture
Bryan Murahashi08-Feb-2012 04:27
Beautiful frozen capture. V
Guest 07-Feb-2012 21:49
Absolutely beautiful in its resplendent glitter. A clothespin necklace ornament!!
Char07-Feb-2012 19:57
Outstanding shot!
Randy Adams07-Feb-2012 10:31
Incredible shot Terri! Well seen! V
Guest 07-Feb-2012 04:51
Wonderful shot. V.
LyleT07-Feb-2012 02:52
Beautifully managed. Stunning shot. V
Deems Burton07-Feb-2012 01:44
malcolm haslam06-Feb-2012 19:15
Guest 06-Feb-2012 19:08
fabulous Terri.
Ali Majdfar06-Feb-2012 18:40
Stunning close up!, Great capture! V
Peter Stubley06-Feb-2012 18:40
Very nice shot, excellent composition.
Rod06-Feb-2012 18:23
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography06-Feb-2012 17:59
Excellent close-up, Vote.
Alexander Kazakov06-Feb-2012 17:52
superb! V
MarcViskens06-Feb-2012 17:28
very nice shot
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