Have a peek at Spirogyra under the microscope, a relatively common green algae found in bioactive fresh waters.
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.
The teeth and claws on the lion are incredible.
I have been eargly awaiting the release of Aurora HDR 2018 which has been released in the last few weeks. To do a demo, I used a landscape photo I took at the il Tartufo restaurant near Arrowtown, NZ during a work trip. The photo is two stitched images which were stitched in Lightroom and had some very minor editing conducted to the image. The image was duplicated and edited in Aurora HDR 2018 where I picked the “Landscape Enhanced Preset” but made no other changes. Left is old image, right is Aurora HDR.
Holmium (a metal) looks fairly interesting by polarized light microscopy.
The Clique Photography Group ran a night photography workshop at Docklands early in August, it was a fantastic night full of fireworks and great tips!
Ever wondered what a peppercorn looks like under the microscope, almost like an alien landscape if you ask me!
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 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.
The Australian Mountain Boarders Group were at the Berwick Show recently doing some performances and demonstrations, see the pictures and a full writeup.
Have a peek at Menthol, commonly used as a local analgesic under the microscope.
Kata Tjuta (meaning many heads to the Pitjantjatjara aboriginal people), also known as The Olga’s is a rock formation located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta national park and is located around 30 km’s away from Uluru.