Winter details

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Macro or other detail shots taken in the winter - some winter elements (e.g. snow, ice, frost) must be visible, either the main subject or a part of the background or composition. If your photo is taken in an area where it never snows (or where it snows even during the summer), please explain how can we tell it's a winter detail. NO landscapes, only details. Creativity encouraged. Questions and conversations about this challenge are addressed to Challenges and Galleries -forum, please.
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Tip of a sapling on the first morning of heavy snow.
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Submitted: Thursday, 21st January, 2010 00:11 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 17th December, 2009
Focal length: 5.8 mm
Shutter speed: 1/32 sec
Aperture: F2.5
ISO: 64
Notes: 1cm macro on Ricoh, enlarged in GIMP, contrast increased.
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