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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Sunlight Creek
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Looking down into the appropriately named Sunlight Creek from the bridge near the 7D Ranch, Sunlight Basin, northwestern Park County, Wyoming, USA. It was a brisk and breezy fall afternoon and the wind was rippling a shallow pool of the creek next to the bridge. I increased the ISO to 800 to give me a high shutter speed and an f/16 aperture to create the spikes from the reflections off the sun in the water.
Submitted: Monday, 5th October, 2015 17:25 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 12th October, 2011
Focal length: 55 mm
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: F16
ISO: 400
Views: 260
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