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Fractal in the nature : Snowflakes

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 5:16 AM
Hi deviants !

How are you today ?
Today, I was browsing my art RSS feed, when I see this wonderfull article on Fubiz about snowflakes. (available in English by clicking on "Français" on the top right corner of the article ;))

A Russian photograph called Andrew Osokin succeed to give us impressive macroscopic snapshots of snowflakes !


Wait !! What ??? you gonna make us read something about photography ! But ... But... You're the Fractal Community Volunteer! not the photography one...

Yes I will ! And why??
Because I'm not only a fractal artist, I'm an art lover... and how do I improve my skill ?
By taking inspiration from other mediums, by looking for some new artworks everyday !
And this is quite interesting, believe me...you'll learn a lot by doing this !
So let's go back to our article... :giggle:


To quote the article : 

Those photos are focused on the beautiful and unique structure of snowflakes, the result offers us beautiful images including a selection is to be discovered in the future.


In fact yes !
But if you look carefully to those photos you will be able to see the wonderful repetitive pattern.
Here are some of those cliché and the "same thing" made with a fractal software!







In our gallery : 



Infaflake by SidicusMaximus MicroWinter by lindelokse The Dark Side of Enceladus by JP-Talma Frost by lindelokse Crystal field by bib993 winter lights by rce-ordinary

In the history of fractal art : 


Koch snowflake (also known as the Koch star and Koch island) is a mathematical curve and one of the earliest fractal curves to have been described. It is based on the Koch curve, which appeared in a 1904 paper titled "On a continuous curve without tangents, constructible from elementary geometry" by the Swedish mathematician Helge Von Koch.
Here are his application on the snowflakes shapes fractal :


Article made by Fubiz.net available here : "Snowflakes macro photography" 
Image are property of Andrew Osokin.
deviations by : lindelokse SidicusMaximus JP-Talma bib993 rce-ordinary
Koch snowflake resources available on wikipedia



Today, I was browsing my art RSS feed, when I see this wonderfull article on Fubiz about snowflakes.
A Russian photograph called Andrew Osokin succeed to give us impressive macroscopic snapshots of snowflakes !
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely, thanks!
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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petrova Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Intriguing!
I also have to say that I have never heard of Helge von Koch before and he comes from my small country... fail on that. >.>
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: :hug:
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theaver Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Thank you, very nice, love the snowflakes :D
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah :)
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wolfepaw Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, Damien!! Snowflakes are perfect examples of fractals. Let's face it, fractals ARE the art of nature!
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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GypsyH Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I love this!
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Wow, I can't stop watching that snowflake gif at the bottom! :wow:

Excellent article by the way! :aww:
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks alot :)
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks, Damien ~ this was so very interesting! :iconflowerheartplz: Coco
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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Clepsidras Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Snow flakes are just but one of the many natural fractals there is :heart:
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: :nod:
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rmrossa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its getting harder and harder for me to find something that's not fractal.
All of nature.
All of every view I see.
The multiverse is a arbitrarily highly dimensioned fractal.
I've never been convinced by explanations I've heard about how a water molecule on one side of a snowflake knows where to attach itself to make it symmetrical with its corresponding molecule on the other side of the flake.
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely!
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah :)
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Nameda Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
awesome!!!!
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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nozebo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a bit hard to explain, but I'll try.
Whenever there is some stream of particles which are scattered in a large area, and who all "want" to go to one point, and who will take advantage of moving there together with other particles, the answer to the question "which way to that point will be the most efficient one?", a fractal is the answer. That is one reason for fractals appearing everywhere in nature. The growth of plants is also fractal for the same reason, except that it comes from one point and wants to cover a large area.
Look at rivers. They start as small streams, flowing into each other, and traveling the rest of the way together. If you look at a map of a big river (like the Amazonas) - the structure looks like a fractal. Look at the shape of a bolt of lightning. Look at "Lichtenberg figures". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichtenberg_figure
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this comment ...
In fact, I know that most of the natural elements we have are "fractals".
And this was a series I would have love to explain.
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nozebo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Les flocons sont sans aucun doute ce à quoi on pense en premier quand on parle de croissance fractal ou dendritique.
Les métaux peuvent se comporter de la même manière, j'ai quelques exemples dans ma galerie d'image au microscope à balayage électronique, ainsi que pas mal d'autres dans mes réserves personnelles ^^
Je mettrai un exemple supplémentaire ce weekend d'ailleurs :p
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool :la:
On pourrait peut etre faire un article la dessus ;)
On en discutera autour d'une petite biere
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oui on peut sans doute faire un article sur le sujet...
Ce qui serait intéressant dans ce cas c'est de trouver des exemples qui puissent être utilisés par le plus grand nombre... Parce que si ça demande obligatoirement un microscope électronique le public sera des plus limité :lol:
Genre moi... Et puis euh... Ah si quelques étudiants en science ^^
Je vais réfléchir à la question...

Toujours ok pour une binouz :nuu:
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ya deja ca qui est facile mais j'ai deja fais l'expérience et fais un report dessus fut un temps ;) : [link]
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ca me fait penser à des rivières de clivage, mais à mon avis c'est pas ça du tout...
On dirait plus un problème de délamination de la couche métallique (j'ai aussi une chouette photo de ce genre de problème avec des vernis)...
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
C'est juste un CD passé au microonde ;)
La couche Magnétique du dessus n'aime pas forcément sa et le résultat dans le microonde est magnifique (mais me fait flipper a chaque fois :D) (si tu test ne le laisse pas plus de 3-4 secondes en chauffe)
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok... Je ferai peut être un essai... :p
Tu as une idée du phénomène qui cause le motif ?
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Effet de champ magnétique :)
La couche supérieur des CD contient des particules magnétiques qui sont excité par les ondes emise par le Micro-ondes (?)
Si tu test tu le vera par toi meme mais n'est pas peur des petites étincelles que cela provoque ;)
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piethein21 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice :)
a known fractal flake is found by Von Koch btw ;) you might wanna google it ;)
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah i know it :giggle:
I've just forget to add him there :giggle: (and it's now ok :D)
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piethein21 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh i see cewl :D
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Elandria Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
that .gif LOLOLL

Anyhow, more importantly,.. those photos are stunning. It kinda blows my mind a bit to think that each snowflake is unique!
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: yeah that's kinda insane... they all look the same when the fall down but they're definitively unique :love:
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coby01 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
:wow: thats wonderful :clap:
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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Arichy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY for russian photograph and YAY for our fractalists! :la:
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
x2 YAY :dummy:
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rotane Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional
LOL Hermione! :lol:

But those are some tasty snowflakes! :lick:
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle:
:nod:
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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, both the real and the fractal snowflakes!!!
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hell yeah :la:
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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D :D
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks !
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