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The Lost Crystal by FramedByNature The Lost Crystal by FramedByNature
Canon 5D mk1
Reverse-mounted 18-55mm
(Reverse macro technique [link] )

The thing about a 365 project is, you tend to find one good photo from each day and move onto the next. Gems like these can go unnoticed. Now that I've finished my 365 project, I'll be going back through my year of images and finding the photos that I wanted to share, but maybe didn't have the time or patience at the time to properly process them. I've got some good stuff in store ;)
Also thought this might be a nice submission to get me back in the winter mood. We've had hardly any snow this winter, so it's nice to be reminded that this terrible, cold season harbors the potential to produce such beautiful things :P

Please tell me what you think! :dance:
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:iconfollyennon:
follyennon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
bellissimo
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, you have been re-featured in my Weekly Feature Article.
For more details about how this feature works feel free to check the "About Features" section in my journal.
Here is the complete Feature and News Article List, you might find other works of yours in there.
Have a nice day :huggle:
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012   General Artist
nicely done :)
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:iconanmaril:
Anmaril Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderfull colour contrast and focusal point :+fav:
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:icontrixus:
Trixus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've only seen snow in movies and stuff. I didn't know snowflakes actually looked that shape, I thought that was just in cartoons haha. :/

Beautiful photograph though.
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:iconzevl:
zevl Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Great work :clap:
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:iconkiss-photographics:
KiSs-PhotoGraphics Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
adorable! :)
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:iconartbyasmith:
ArtByASmith Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! :wow:
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:iconwachmistrz:
wachmistrz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Wonderful photo! :ahoy:
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Yerfdog5 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Have deceided to try a 365 project myself, you got some cracking shots, look forwards to see the "back catalogue"
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] Hello! I've featured your work in my journal. :)
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug:
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconannub1s:
Annub1s Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012   Photographer
wow, this is awesome!
Is this a real snowflake? It looks so ... synthetic
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks! Yeah, it's real =D
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daleala Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Is that the 18-55mm ef-s canon kit lens you used?
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Yes :)
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daleala Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How did you get it so sharp in the centre? My 18-55mm is never that sharp, especially when reverse mounted.
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Photographer
Ran it through an unsharp mask in post processing :P
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:iconleosm:
LeoSM Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Wonderful picture!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you! :highfive:
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:iconleosm:
LeoSM Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
you're welcome :)
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Toxic-Kitt3n Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Amazing !
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
:thanks:
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, you have been featured on my front page in my weekly Box Feature.
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Have a nice day :huggle:
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Aww, thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconbugplz::iconyourewelcomebubble:
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SparrowsFlame Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous. Snowflakes are little miracles. I love how the center of it is in focus and the rest is a little fuzzy. I also like the texture of what it's laying on. Beautiful picture! :snowflake: :)
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you so much! And I agree. Snowflakes are incredible :aww:
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SparrowsFlame Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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o-Kleodora-o Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
What I think? I think I want the money to buy and time to use a camera that can do this technique, that's what I think. ;)

Is the strip of in-focus an effect you added in afterwards, or a natural part of the photo? I don't recall that effect in other reverse-macro stuff I've seen, but maybe I just haven't been paying attention!
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Haha, I saved some on the money side of things by using the reverse macro technique instead of buying a macro lens =D
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o-Kleodora-o Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Haha my issue is having to buy a camera that has proper lenses at all. I've still got a (admittedly, reasonably good) point-n-shoot. I've never taken the time to learn the technical side properly, so can't justify spending all the extra on a 'proper' camera. It's on my bucket list. ;)
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imke14 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Filmographer
i love snowflakes <3 they are little pieces of art that quickly go unnoticed
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
They most certainly are :aww:
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MagnusHarvest Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the focus...
also it surprises me how many people thought snowflakes didn't actually look like this
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Yeah, people need to stop and take a closer look more often :P
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:iconshadowelve:
Shadowelve Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh beautiful :love:
The details are really stunning... I never get enough of these snowflake beauties :D
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks! Hopefully we'll get some fresh snow eventually =D
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:iconshadowelve:
Shadowelve Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
*keeps fingers crossed*
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Astronoe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How beautiful! Very nice macro shot. Love the selective focus.
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
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Silverstar1311 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconwowplz:
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
:bow:
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:iconellezeno:
ellezeno Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
are you serious? this is real life? :wow:
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Yep! :la:
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imke14 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Filmographer
next time it snows and you catch some snowflakes on your coat or something,
take a close look, they do look like this ;p
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:iconellezeno:
ellezeno Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
...I'm from Canada lol I know what snow looks like. :lol:
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skipshot Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like how if you look at individual sections, you can see through them like tiny windows. I would love to have a camera that aloud us the opportunity to get even closer; that way I could see what it looks like outside (the window) hehe
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