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Old 12-03-2009, 12:31 PM   #1
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Rudolph Amazing Photos

This extreme close-up of a wildflower took second place in the Nikon Small World competition. Magnified 150 times, the yellow flower looks like an alien antennae, but it's actually a cross-section of one blossom stem from a wildflower known as the sonchus asper. Gerd A. Guenther, an organic farmer from Düsseldorf in Germany, took the photo on his own farm. Check out the site I found it amazing


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Old 12-03-2009, 12:32 PM   #2
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This up-close-and-personal image took first place in the Nikon Small World competition, but it's a first in another way as well: The plant (known in scientific circles as Arabidopsis thaliana) is the first to have its genome sequenced. Dr. Heiti Paves of the Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia used confocal microscopy to capture this shot. Dr. Paves also studies chicken embryo development and embryonic neurons.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:34 PM   #3
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Rudolph WoW !!!!!!!!!!!!

Intertwining lattices—threads that measure just 100- to 200-nm each—twisting in a helix, a 3D curvature in space. This plant cell shows a synaptonemal complex, which is a cell division that promotes reproduction. The photographer, Dr. Chung-Ju Rachel Wang,
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Those ARE amazing photos. How did you do on the "Identify the Images Challenge"?
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:35 PM   #5
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It's a multiple choice, click on the answer you think it is and find out if you are right or not. I got two right (just guessed the answers)

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Nooooooo, I am busy trying to get everything that will fit in my greenhouse for the cold weather we're getting tomorrow. They keep promising snow, but I don't believe them. We got snow last year. We're not due for another 15-20 years.

Or at least I should be. Honest, I just took a peek at the computer when I came in for water. . . .no, not wasting time today. . . .
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Thy're fantastic!
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Beyond macro! Spectacular work!
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