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Old Dec 30, 2009, 10:31 PM   #1
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The lakes had already frozen solid. Then a recent string of very cold nights subdued even the moving water in the local creeks. While bushwhacking through the woods with camera and snowshoes on a recent sub-zero morning, I came across a spectacular "crop" of icy ornaments growing between layers of ice above Warm Brook. The Pentax K7 and 16-50 lens performed admirably at about zero F. temp. The 50-135 autofocus was a little sluggish. Winter and moving water can combine to produce some wonderful sights.
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Old Dec 30, 2009, 10:36 PM   #2
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WOW! Christmas ornaments indeed - these are really nice, I like them very much, and only partly because I've never seen anything like this.
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Beautiful pictures of some very interesting ice formations. Thanks for sharing.

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Pretty cool! Pun intended
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Great shots of some unique ice formations - and great capture of the delicate range of tone.
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Old Dec 31, 2009, 10:46 AM   #6
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Your photos of some really neat ice formations are great. I, too, have never seen them like this.
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Old Dec 31, 2009, 10:47 AM   #7
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Wonderful images. It's amazing how shapes like those can seemingly be randomly formed. The fact that you were out and about at 0 degrees F makes me feel a bit sheepish about sitting around "thinking" it's too cold to go out to take some pictures when it's 0 degrees C/32 F.

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I agree -- these are very nice shots. I love what winter does to the ice on streams, but I've never taken any shots as nioce as yours.
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Very nice indeed! thanks for sharing.
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Nicely done. I tried some a few years ago on some in a local stream and didn't get anything nearly as great as these.

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