Macro Winter Snowflakes
This is the first time I have ever tried macro photography with snowflakes. I loved it! The details and crystals in each snowflake are breathtaking, and I’m reminded how beautiful winter can be. When the snow falls in those big fluffy cotton balls, that’s one of the best times to get the snowflakes in their full unbroken form. I took a rose and headed outside to see what kind of snowflakes I could get! I seriously had dreams about snowflakes that night! Haha.
If you ever want to know when the snow is falling in perfect snowflakes, just step outside and watch the flakes fall on fabric or your hair. They don’t melt as fast so you will be able to see if they are complete or not!
I used macro extension tubes, and a flash to get contrast in the lighting so you could see the snowflakes better. The flash was hooked directly on top of my camera and bent forward with a flash bender to direct the light down. Since I am shooting so close up, the “triangle” of light was good enough to have the flash where it was. These images were taken in Rexburg, Idaho in the winter.