Caffeine, the popular additive in all sorts of beverages (including many of my favorites) looks stunning by polarized light microscopy!
The cruise went for approximately two (2) hours across Milford Sound (piopiotahi) which is a fiord on the south-west of New Zealand’s South Island. The sound is an incredible place which runs some 15mks inland from the Tasman Sea, is surrounded by sheer rock faces which are said to rise 1200 metres or more on each side (and also underwater), and has an incredible mean average rainfall of around 6,412mm making it one of the wettest inhabited places in New Zealand, and one of the wettest in the world.
Urea (or Carbamide) crystals look pretty cool under the microscope, why not have a peek!
The Heide Museum of Modern Art is a fantastic gallery and garden in Heidelberg, Victoria set on approximately 4 – 5 acres. It consists of an Art Gallery, Cafe and extensive gardens which are fantastic for taking the family to on a lovely day out. My trip was with the family, including two little children…
The laughing Kookaburra at Grants Picnic Ground in Belgrave.
Ever wonder what absorbant wipes look like under the microscope, well wonder no more 🙂
Compositing Fireworks with Photoshop CC
I visited the Melbourne Zoo in August, and found so many creatures big and small interesting. The African wild dog is interesting looking, and sorry but I have to say it (it has a face only a mother could love). None the less I would rather not become dinner…
The Pelican is a common sight around water, and as such I think often they are treated a bit unfairly compared to Elephants and other creatures. They do seem to survive well so that is an added bonus, plus they look unusual with the large bill and the yellow coloring around the eye. This guy…
I was never a fan of snakes, but do have some level of appreciation for them; that is, I appreciate them being behind the glass :). This snake was within the Reptile Enclosure enjoying a bask.
Resorcinol is a benzenediol used in some chemical and medical fields; Have a peek at it under the microscope.
Salicin is a chemical which is produced by the Salix Willow bark and functions as an anti-inflammatory agent in the human body. This chemical was the initial origin of aspirin and is chemically related to Aspirin. As a tongue twister, the IUPAC name for Salicin is (2R,3S,4S,5R,6S)-2-(Hydroxymethyl)-6-[2-(hydroxymethyl)phenoxy]oxane-3, 4,5-triol.