アメリカ・ニューヨーク州にあるロチェスター工科大学で写真学の教授を務めているマイケル・ペレスさんは、雪の結晶が大好き!

海外サイト「Mashable」によると、2003年に “雪の結晶写真家” として知られるウィルソン・ベントレー氏の展覧会に出かけて以来、すっかり雪の結晶の美しさに魅了されてしまったようなんです。

こうして大きな影響を受けたペレスさんは、顕微鏡を使って雪の結晶の撮影を試み始めました。

【溶ける前に「撮る」!】

雪を “捕まえる” とき、ペレスさんは黒いベルベットのトレーを使うのだそう。こうして手に入れた雪から結晶を見つけ出すまでに、1分もかからないんですって。ボヤボヤしてたら溶けてしまいますし、考えてみたら、時間が勝負!な撮影ですよねぇ。

#tinythings #rochesterny did not get any #snow but it is coming, or so they say. It will arrive but when. This picture was made February 1, 2015. Two crystals were frozen together this way. It is impossible to separate Snowflakes that are “welded “ together this way. It’s a pairing forever until something interrupts their being. This picturewill be in Snowflakes Up Close Exhibition at the Cummings Nature Center December 27 this exhibition was generously printed by @booksmartstudio Prints are available on the studio’s @etsy account #cnnireport #latergram @weatherchannel @_uprosa_ @nikoninstruments @leica.microsystems @olympuslifescience @zeiss_microscopy @rocrmsc #crystal #crystals #snow #sn#sno#snowflakesrochesterny #magic #moments #magnified #unseen #unique #oneofakind #onlyonce #biology #physics #chemistry #science #scienceimage #scienceart #artscience #ritphotosciences #latergram #regram

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【ひとつひとつ、かたちが違います】

ペレスさんのインスタグラムには、雪の結晶をとらえた写真がずらりと並んでいて、眺めているだけで心癒されます。

パッと見ただけの印象では、絵文字やイラストのモチーフなどでよく見る “雪のマーク” そのもの。ですが細部まで注意を払うと、先端のフォルムは個体によってそれぞれ全く異なるし、中心部の形も個性豊かなんですよね。

#tinythings TGIF. Thank goodness it’s Friday. What a week. And best part, it’s not snowing this morning. Waking up at 4 to photograph is nuts 🤪😜😝🤓🧐. Moving slow today. No two #snowflakesrochesterny are alike. In the time that I have been photographing them, there are always differences. Much like people. Everyone is unique. #cnnireport #snowflakes #moments #magic #magnified #microscope #microscopy #microscopic #michaelperes #unique #unseen #invisible #inspired #addiction #addicted #obsession #science #scienceimage #nature #naturalscience @nature @smithsonian @natgeo @mashable @weatherchannel @leica.microsystems @nikoninstruments @zeiss_microscopy @_uprosa_ @olympuslifescience @rochesterny @rocrmsc @rittigers @ritcias #special #onlyonce #oneofakind

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【自然のかたちって美しい】

角ばっているものに丸みを帯びたもの、点が集まっているようなものまで、その種類は多種多様。ひとつひとつが魅力的で、アクセサリーにしたくなっちゃう可愛さ~!

寒い時期にしか出会えない自然が作り出した芸術品を、あなたもさっそく鑑賞してみてはいかがでしょうか。

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#tinythings TGIF. 🤗. Still waiting for #snowflakesrochesterny to return. This #crystal was photographed March 13, 2013. It is nearly perfect. Prints of this #snowflake and others are available from @booksmartstudio on their @etsy account. Please PM me if you are having problems locating the vendor. This picture will be on display @rocrmsc Cummings Nature Center beginning December 27 in an Exhibition entitled Snowflakes Up Close Thank you for following me and have a nice weekend #cnnireport #waiting #crystal #crystals #snow #snowflake #snowflakes #winter #mahic #unique #oneofakind #unseen #invisible #nature #nature#moments #special #photomicrograph #physics #chemistry #frozen #water @ritcias @nikoninstruments @olympuslifescience @zeiss_microscopy @leica.microsystems @smithsonianmagazine @natgeo @nature #ritphotosciences #ritphoto #latergram #regram. @weatherchannel

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#tinythings A quiet weather day ahead in @rochesterny Gray skies, clouds, and no #crystals Today’s post features a #snowflakesrochesterny photographed yesterday at 7am. It was 16F. To date Rochester has received 17 inches of snow. Made a lot of nice pictures of crystals this week. Have a nice day friends and followers #cnnireport #snowflakes #instant #moments #snow #snowflake #snowflakes #unique #unseen #invisible #inspired #onlyonce #oneofakind #magic #magnified #microscope #microscopy #microscopic #michaelperes @mashable @democratandchronicle @alroker @todayshow @weatherchannel @smithsonian @natgeo #science #scienceimage #sciencephoto #ritphoto #ritphotosciences @ritcias @rit_shopone @ritpress @zeiss_microscopy @nikoninstruments @time @_uprosa_ @leica.microsystems @olympuslifescience #addiction #addicted #obsessed #obsession

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#tinythings Still awaiting tonight’s snow event. Temperatures got be below 28 though since my microscope is located in an attached garage 🤪🤪. We could receive 12 inches This post features a #crystal from last night, December 11, 2017. It was approximately 2mm The dots are water drops that froze on the snowflake surface. Looks like freckles #cnnireport #moments #nature @ritcias @rit_shopone @rocrmsc @zeiss_microscopy @natgeo @nikoninstruments @leica.microsystems @olympuslifescience @_uprosa_ @smithsonian @weatherchannel @todayshow @alroker #choice #crystal #snow #snowflake #snowflakes #snowflakesrochesterny #invisible #innovation #onlyonce #oneofakind #obsessed #obsession #addiction #ritphoto #ritphotosciences #unseen #unique #magic #magnified #microscope #microscopy #microscopic #michaelperes @mashable

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