Ice Disks

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That’s yet another ice disk I pulled from one of my birdbaths following a partial thaw of the ice contained therein. I’ve shared such disks before, like, for instance in THIS post.

That was from two years ago, and I then had only one birdbath . . . I now have four, and I’m sharing the discs from three of them. The fourth birdbath is roughly heart-shaped, and I broke the ice before it dawned on me to photograph it.

The above photo was taken with the Note 20. I used the 108MP option for that photo which results in a file that’s 12,000×9,000 pixels (the normal photos are 4,000×3,000 pixels). The SmugMug gallery has the original size photos, but be aware that even with that high resolution, the pixel-level quality is nothing to write home about.

However, that large amount of data allows showing the photos cropped and still have it be of sufficient size to show a fair amount of detail. In fact, it looks better when ‘zoomed’ in just a little as opposed to 100%. I’m not going to do that here because I also have the D7500 photos and those have better quality.

However, will share the phone photos of the other two disks. Here’s the first . . .

The birdbaths these two discs came from are the same, but the first photo is from one that I repaired and that is rougher and not as smooth as the second. I’m assuming that’s what affected the clarity and patterns in the ice.

The third birdbath is not like the first two. It’s more bowl-like, with gently sloping sides. That’s why, at the edges, the ice is clearer (thinner).

The shape resulted in an interesting ice form that reminded me of the sombrero galaxy . . .

I’ll show a few Note 20 closeups of this ice disk because they’re actually quite nice.

OK, here are the D7500 photos for each of the three; one full and two quarter-views for each ice disk, each trio in their own gallery.

They are all interesting in their own way, and I’ll probably do more with them than just show them once.

But, meanwhile, here are the monochrome versions of the D7500 photos . . .

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