Miscellany and Chat forum: Microphotography
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|A new hobby I've run across recently... I've always been a lover of little things and seeing the world from a small perspective (perhaps because I'm a tiny person myself ). I've borrowed a small USB-powered microscope from my work recently, and am pointing it at everything I can find. Here's a sampling of photos I've taken - the first set are reposted from Ella's Garden, but new photos are below.
Root hairs on a Four O'clock seedling
More root hairs on a very confused garlic chive (it's growing roots-up right now, but I'm sure it'll sort out)
I might have over-planted these poppies...
Root nodules on vetch (a wild legume, but all peas and beans have the same structures).
Root nodules, a bit closer in
Spanish moss. The scaly texture helps it collect and hold water droplets from the air.
I love the textures that this thing can pick up...
My scarf (acrylic fiber)
My wedding band (braided white gold with a few years of wear)
Ballpoint ink on a Post-it note
Carbonate rock (from a hydrothermal vent chimney!!!)
And lastly, a small collection of lichens.
Anyone else see a chameleon in this lichen?
|From around my garden. Most things are out of season right now, so this is a mix of overwintered plant parts and early spring growth.
Grass (no idea on type):
Henbit (one of this hen's favorite common names ):
I twisted the stem to make the square corners more apparent.
Unidentified wildflower (something in the viola family?)
Unidentified evergreen hedge plant:
The stomata (holes for air exchange) on the leaf are visible in this one
Sweet gum seed pod:
Dogwood flower bud:
Dogwood branchlet with leaf buds:
A different unidentified evergreen hedge (they came with the house and I never bothered to figure it out ):
Underside of hedge leaf:
My overwintered sage isn't doing very well. Chlorotic leaf:
Leaf underside with mites:
This was a very tender plant - it wilted in the few minutes between picking and getting a photo.
Hosta plant - black spots are likely fungal:
Soil and mold on sweet potato skin:
Dishwater (soap bubbles and oil drops):
Whisker, guard hair and fluffy undercoat:
|those are some amazing pictures. always fascinating to see things under the microscope.|
|Some amazing visuals
Yes I did see the chameleon in the above post , even before I read the question.
I remember when the kids were young we had a microscope that hooked up to a computer , we spent months just looking at everything close up. A few things were brought inside I had to say no to'' take that back out''. And some food you just never feel the same about after seeing it
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