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Curious icicle

By oldgreyheron      
We have a large viburnum just coming into flower next to the steps to our front door. The snow and ice has weighed it down making a tunnel through which we have to stoop to get to and from the front door.

Looking closely with the IXUS the ice formations on the flowers and leaves are fascinating... there are tiny hairs on this little icicle. For scale the flower head is about 40mm across.

More snow predicted overnight - travel to work tomorrow will probably be chaotic!

Thanks for your time and interest,

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: mrswoolybill, Sampics, CarolG and 14 more


mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2144 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2010 5:05PM
The IXUS macro setting strikes again! This is extraordinary, Mike. A tiny little world. We have icicles hanging from ivy at the side of the house, I'm hoping for some decent light tomorrow.

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
4 Jan 2010 5:24PM
A superb close-up, Mike, amazing detail. Carol
Cor 11 Belgium
4 Jan 2010 5:46PM
So lovely!
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
4 Jan 2010 6:06PM
melting has to be progress-- way too cold here to melt!
A lovely image!
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
4 Jan 2010 6:22PM
Just has to be viewed LARGE to appreciated the detail here, Mike Smile

Fran x
bobalot 13 10 England
4 Jan 2010 6:49PM
great detail mikemaking a wonderful image.

Happy N/Y Rgds Bob
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 76 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2010 7:13PM
Beauty comes in all shapes and forms, 'tis said; this must be one of the strangest!
An excellent image in colour, detail and description.
I wonder if there's a pub anywhere called "The Hairy Icicle"?
shandoor 11 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2010 8:13PM
Beautiful image with superb detail love it
5 Jan 2010 10:06AM
Nice closeup mike, lovely detail
Regards Lee
Joline Plus
13 30 56 United States
5 Jan 2010 11:55AM


I wonder if there's a pub anywhere called "The Hairy Icicle"?


LOL if there isn't there should be!
Love this shot.

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