Flake Focus Fail

It almost never snows here.
Today we had a few minutes of tiny flakes so I rushed out to have a stab at capturing a shot of one with the absurd macro rig (100mm macro lens + 65mm of extension tubes + Raynox DCR-250 + ring flash - yes it's heavy).
The flakes were melting really fast - and I was really struggling to manually-focus on them - especially hand-held - and their just weren't enough flakes to lose time getting the tripod out. I must have looked mad trying to follow each flake's decent to see if it would land on the blanket.
Anyway - this is as good as it got and I probably won't get another go for ages.
They look lovely all together in a collage.
posted February 26th, 2018  
Really not bad. :)
posted February 26th, 2018  
I’ve had the same issue.
posted February 26th, 2018  
I've heard of people stacking pictures. I don't know the method but I've read about it.
posted February 26th, 2018  
@adi314 Thanks for the link. I've had a brief go with focus-stacking via the Magic Lantern program but it was a couple of years ago. I might give it a go if we get some more. :)
posted February 26th, 2018  
Wonderful captures!! It's so hard to get anything in focus when capturing snowflakes. I've found that it has to be a very cold day, with enough time with the macro lens to focus, and bright enough to us an aperture of higher than 2.8.
posted February 27th, 2018  
You still did a great job capturing the details! I like the tone of the shots too.
posted February 27th, 2018  
Pretty... I like the textures!
posted February 27th, 2018  
Been there, done that one! Think you did really well and I like how you have compiled them into a b & w collage.
posted February 28th, 2018  
Sounds like my attempts, too. So hard to capture, especially with them melting so fast. But you got something so nicely done.
posted March 3rd, 2018  
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