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Frost Crystals III

Posted by Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 29 March 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Window frost (also called fern frost or ice flowers) forms when a pane of glass is exposed to below-freezing temperatures on the outside and warm moist air on the inside. The water vapor condenses as frost on the cold window.

Pentax K-5 1/160 second F/4.0 ISO 200 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

enmcor une merveille quelle série sueprbe captage et compo.
belle journée

29 Mar 2012 5:12am

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful capture of fantastic crystal forms and shapes. Beautiful!

29 Mar 2012 5:44am

@larans: Thank you very much Lars! ;-)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Absolutely superb Eric !

29 Mar 2012 5:46am

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

another great capture 5****

29 Mar 2012 5:47am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! You are most kind! ;-)

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Encore un bel exemplaire de cette splendide série.

29 Mar 2012 6:23am

@Khalil: Merci beaucoup Khalil! ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I suspect you love this shot !

29 Mar 2012 7:01am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! Yes, I am in total awe! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A remarkable piece of science and a beautiful image!

29 Mar 2012 7:03am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! ;-)

Véro from Savoie, France

presque incroyable ! superbe !

29 Mar 2012 8:13am

@Véro: Merci beaucoup Vero! ;-)

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Superbe !
Belle journée.

29 Mar 2012 8:16am

@Aubélia: Merci beaucoup Aubelia! ;-)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Everytime the flowers look like glass engravings to me! Beautiful!

29 Mar 2012 8:35am

@Thea: Thank you very much Thea! ;-)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

I find this processing better , well done ! Phil

29 Mar 2012 8:41am

@Phil: Thank you very much Phil! I only desaturated the image! ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Another beauty, black and white looks like a good choice for these.

29 Mar 2012 8:56am

@Curly: Thank you very much Curly! ;-)

Marie from George, South Africa

a beautiful bouquet of ice flowers!

29 Mar 2012 9:15am

@Marie: Thank you very much Marie and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Nice play with light Eric.:-)

29 Mar 2012 10:30am

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

Jason Politte from United States

Beautiful as always, Eric. Thanks for the info - I was wonderfing if this type of formation had a particular name.

29 Mar 2012 10:56am

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! ;-)

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

As beautiful as a peacock's plumage. A very special image, Eric.

29 Mar 2012 11:02am

@Michael Skorulski: Muito obrigado Michael! ;-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent artistic image !

29 Mar 2012 11:35am

@Hiro: Thank you very much Hiro! ;-)

tataray from france, France

Une belle série ... Un art. ))
Bel après midi.)

29 Mar 2012 12:16pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A beautiful image with such grace and appeal. A truly fine shot.

29 Mar 2012 12:17pm

@Slackwater - Don: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Eric, das kannst Du in allen Variationen Tonen, es sieht immer gut aus.

29 Mar 2012 12:32pm

@Heinz: Vielen Dank Heinz! ;-)

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

What an incredible natural phenomenon you've caught!

29 Mar 2012 12:53pm

@Riccardo: Thank you very much Riccardo! ;-)

Elora from Genoa, Italy

This looks like a glass etching - beautifully captured Eric!!!

29 Mar 2012 1:10pm

@Elora: Thank you very much Elora! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful !

29 Mar 2012 1:20pm

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très beau en noir et blanc!!!!

29 Mar 2012 2:21pm

@Martine: Merci beaucoup Martine! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Je l'aime beaucoup en NB!

29 Mar 2012 2:38pm

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

You got yourselves an incredible series here Eric!

29 Mar 2012 2:47pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Thank you very much Wolfgang! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

It is the same of yesterday with a different treatment, isn't it? I preffer this one.
Have a nice day, Eric.

29 Mar 2012 3:52pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! Yes, yesterday's had a slight sepia wash and today I desaturated the image! ;-)

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

oh, another great image with these frozen stuff on a glass ;)

29 Mar 2012 4:19pm

@Mariana M.: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Another Beautiful crystal forms and textures. Wonderful shot, Eric! Lovely. :)

29 Mar 2012 5:06pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Absolutely perfect image.

29 Mar 2012 5:33pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena! ;-)

k@ from Paris, France

Seems you drew with a sting on a piece of glass, wonderful series.

29 Mar 2012 6:34pm

@k@: Thank you very much Karine! No this is all natural! ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Another gorgeous image Eric... Great work ! Have a lovely day :)

29 Mar 2012 6:43pm

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Like a bouquet of beautiful grasses...Lovely, Eric ;-)

29 Mar 2012 6:47pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you very much Denny! ;-)

christen from LORRAINE, France

This is also a fractal. Nice image.

29 Mar 2012 7:01pm

@christen: Thank you very much Christen! ;-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Really a nice series

29 Mar 2012 7:16pm

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful! It almost seems to be growing!

29 Mar 2012 7:48pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

magnificent ... nature really is a great artist !!

29 Mar 2012 8:09pm

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! Yes she is! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful, I agree with Elaine...it does seem to be growing :)

29 Mar 2012 8:58pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruthie! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I am fascinated that it makes such a pretty pattern.

29 Mar 2012 9:44pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! ;-)

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Another fascinating image..nice capture Eric!

29 Mar 2012 10:26pm

@Dokmateo: Thank you very much Dokmateo! ;-)

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Outstanding!

29 Mar 2012 11:20pm

@Barbara Kile: Thank you very much Barbara! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine tones

30 Mar 2012 12:18am

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot..

30 Mar 2012 7:26am

@Sarito: Thank you very much Sarito! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That does look like a fern or some exotic ice plant from up in the frozen North. A beautiful image. Very impressive.

30 Mar 2012 8:19pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Great image!

31 Mar 2012 11:55am

@Trina: Thank you very much Trina and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! ;-)

Bron from Canberra, Australia

Amazing image Eric - I've never seen frost like this! Lovely.

1 Apr 2012 11:40am

@Bron: Thank you very much Bron! Yes, with the increased effectiveness of double and triple glazed windows this is becoming an every increasingly had phonemenon to see! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely with this blue filter...very nice

1 Apr 2012 2:59pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)