The moon was “Close-up” the other day.
Someway it inspired me to come up with this contribution to Scotts 12th assignment.
Yes. Now we’re close. I know we are, but it is hard to see without scale. Let me try this instead:
If you click on the image you’ll get a slightly larger version.
Some tech data: ISO-100 f/32 100mm 30sec
ISO-200, f/16, 6 secÂ
This is what I can resolve with My Canon 7D and 100mm MACRO 2.8L IS USM
There is also a little assignment to you my dear visitor. The task is to find out what ties these images together.
This is the connecting image. Pollen! I do not guarantee that it is from birch.
The assignment was close-up and this is a close look.
I had to get help to present this image of a single pollen.
The origin of the image is a scanning in an electron microscope. In this case a so called ESEM.
The volume of this pollen is 2 x 10^32 times smaller than the moon!
8 tanker om “Close-up”
Not sure about the first images but allergies comes to mind from the last set. Am I close?
No, you are not only close. You had a direct hit â€“ see the image above. I wanted to show this beautiful little globe.
Iâ€™m glad it worked â€“ and Iâ€™m impressed.
Boy oh boy – I was wandering all around the pea-patch trying to figure out if the balls were representations of various planets, with the pollen being the tiniest ones . . . but it didn’t seem to add up. I’m probably just slow because of anticipatory allergies . . . 🙂
One thing I have to say in favor of a nice cold winter is that it cuts down on allergies!
So you are one of us allergitians!
Have you noticed how small the pollen is? – Around half the thickness of a human hair.
If the winter ends too soon you can hope for a rainy spring – and summer.
I had my best summer time as boy when it was raining.
P.S. I think that’s where George Lucas got the image for the Death Star.
It might very well be true. There are many of them!
Several times I visited your blog trying to figure out the link between all photos. “Curves” was the best I could guess but that would have been to easy, right 😉 ? Pollen ! What a fabulous and incredible picture ! It looks a bit like a tennis ball that would have been looked at very closely (and dealt with) by a beagle… A really wonderful close-up, Carsten, bravissimo !
Thank you very much Isabelle.
Yes the pattern makes it look like a tennis ball, doesn’t it.
I wonder if it is sort of a container, and the pollen is actually the small round balls in the mesh on the surface?