Tag: close up

May 28, 2013

12 Beautiful Examples of Guttation

12 Beautiful Examples of Guttation

Guttation is the exudation of drops of sap (xylem) on the tips or edges of leaves of some vascular plants, such as grasses. Guttation is not to be confused with dew, which condenses from the atmosphere onto the plant surface. At night, transpiration usually does not occur because most plants have their stomata (pores…

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Apr 16, 2013

Macro Photos of Animal Eyes

Macro Photos of Animal Eyes

We’ve already featured the incredible macro photography of Suren Manvelyan before, showcasing his series on human eyes as well as his original series of animal eyes. While this post and the two prior focus on Suren’s macro work, his talent spans to portraits, landscapes and other creative photo projects which you can see on…

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Apr 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: Desiccation Cracks

Picture of the Day: Desiccation Cracks

DESICCATION CRACKS Photograph by Hannes Grobe Desiccation is the state of extreme dryness, or the process of extreme drying. A desiccant is a hygroscopic (attracts and holds water) substance that induces or sustains such a state in its local vicinity in a moderately sealed container. In biology and ecology, desiccation refers to…

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Apr 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: Just a Big Cat

Picture of the Day: Just a Big Cat

JUST A BIG CAT Photograph by Solara Santoni (TheWildKid on deviantART) In this adorable (yet still slightly nerve-wracking!) close-up we see a male lion licking one of its front paws. The photograph was taken by Solara Santoni, a 16-year-old from South Africa who has some wonderful animal photographs on her deviantART profile.…

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Mar 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Inside a Firelog

Picture of the Day: Inside a Firelog

INSIDE A FIRELOG Photograph by Cyko28 on Reddit In this intriguing close up photograph taken by Redditor Cyko28, we see the red-hot inside of a firelog as it burns away the wood from the inside out. A firelog is like a big wooden candle that burns from the middle of the log…

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Mar 21, 2013

25 Microscopic Images of Snow Crystals

25 Microscopic Images of Snow Crystals

At the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in Maryland, you will find the US Department of Agriculture’s Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscope (LT-SEM). One of the LT-SEM’s uses is for the study of snow crystals. Hydrologists study photographs of the grain sizes, shapes and associations in relation to passive microwave remote sensing in an…

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Mar 15, 2013

10 Detailed Close-Ups of Animal Eyes

10 Detailed Close-Ups of Animal Eyes

We’ve already featured the incredible macro photography of Suren Manvelyan before, showcasing his series on human eyes. This time we check out Suren’s masterful collection of animal eye close-ups. While this post and the one prior focus on Suren’s macro work, his talent spans to portraits, landscapes and other creative photo projects which you…

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