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Wet Elodea | by Brandon Zierer
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Wet Elodea

This is as macro as it gets folks.

 

So, last week we got to play with expensive microscopes in Biology class. These had standard lenses and scopes, but they had crazy awesome adjustments, so I was able to focus so well with these microscopes. And on top of it, they were hooked up to computers so we could take pictures for recording what we saw.

 

Me being a photographer, I stayed after class and played with my microscope and had a little fun.

 

This was my favorite sample, it's a leaf off of a plant called Wet Elodea, it's a water plant. What was really cool was watching the chloroplast (all those green dots) flow through the cells. I really wish I could have recorded this on video, the chloroplast movement was SO cool.

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Taken on March 2, 2012