Three 60 Five

March 17, 2010

Day 2^4

Filed under: 365 — Tags: , , , — calvinlungphotography @ 22:10

Not sure if the shot turned out clear enough but that’s actually a pollen grain that has been put into a solution that causes it to grow a tube. Normally a pollen grain will land on another flower and will then grow a pollen tube to insert its genetic information into the ovule. But for some reason, this grain decided to be an overachiever and it grew two. Weird right? But cool at the same time.

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March 4, 2010

Day 2 Fluorescence Microscopy

Filed under: 365 — Tags: , — calvinlungphotography @ 03:55

This is a shot of yeast cells after a ten minute incubation period and dyed so that cells can be seen with a higher resolution than a standard light microscope. The cool thing is that using this same technique, cells can be seen replicating and dividing. Technology’s quite amazing these days. So how exactly is this tied with photography? I believe that photography is a way to show people things they have never seen before or to turn the ordinary in to the extraordinary. And in this case, it’s microscopic fungus.

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