Sparkling Like Diamonds (Nature)

Challenge #171 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge gives you the opportunity to showcase your beautiful pictures where the subjects are sparkling like diamonds. For example, sun on dappled water, early morning dew on the grass, rough diamonds recently dug out of the ground or other rocks and minerals which sparkle, the sun on fresh snow, or ice crystals. Please, no ready-made jewellery, polished gemstones or man-made objects. Macro and close-ups welcome. Size of entry: 1,600 pixels on the longer side.
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Zion Tiara
by jdc562
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Frost coated trees on the Zion canyon rim are backlit by the first rays of the morning sun.
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Submitted: Saturday, 3rd October, 2015 05:07 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 6th November, 2013
Focal length: 280 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F16
ISO: 320
Notes: After seeing the end of this phenomenon one morning, I returned early the next morning to photograph the sequence of backlighting changes as the first rays of the rising sun began to hit the rim of the canyon.
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