Yes, I used the 60mm macro lens and a tripod. I caught the snowflakes on a hand-held mirror and positioned the camera almost directly over that so that the reflection of the lens made a black background.
Thanks for the casserole dish idea. I hadn’t thought of substituting my own lighting; I had to use a slow shutter speed in order to catch enough of the overcast sunset light. Great thought. I’m going to try that. Though unless we get the 2″ of snow predicted for Thursday, more snowflakes photos will have to wait until next winter. Shooting something unmeltable sounds like a great way to practise!