Hardest shot I ever took

Challenge #61 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
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Ever had one of those shots that just took forever to get it right? No editing...just the perfected shot, and maybe a description of what made it hard.
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Snow Flake
by dbinkc
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I used a IS Macro lens to catch this snow flake. Standing outside in the cold with no tri-pod made it almost impossible to capture this image.
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Submitted: Monday, 21st March, 2011 18:00 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 9th January, 2011
Focal length: 100 mm
Shutter speed: 1/180 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 6400
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