I really don't think this should have been a DD in the Photography section- the butterfly looks like it was from a different picture, due to the hard lines around the form and the snow is, obviously, added in. If you actually looked at snow falling, in the form of an actual shot, you'd be able to see the different forms and shapes- not just circles, even if you had the background completely blurred they would still be all different shapes.
It's absolutely astounding how something so small, that would otherwise go forever unnoticed was captured and show to the world as something undoubtedly beautiful. It makes me wonder how many beautiful things we miss at any given point. This is my favourite photograph, thank you for sharing it.