Elegant Pollen

Flowers are beautiful no matter how close you get. At this scale, you can see clearly the individual grains of pollen. Each one is less than 70 microns long (0.07mm), which is smaller than many single cells. Beauty in small places can be found everywhere, and is often too small to see with your own eyes.

An onion epidermal cell is typically 350 microns long, and a human egg is around 130 microns in diameter. Photography on this scale is difficult and often doesn’t result in much – its very hard to get anything in focus.

Done right, the world inside a flower comes to life.

Photographed in Barrie, Ontario.

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