May 23, 2020

Russian Olive Trichomes

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-05-23

Here are trichomes on a Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) leaf at 100x magnification. Trichomes are usually single celled and can serve any of a variety of purposes such as defense against insects or protection against solar radiation.

To compensate for depth of field limitations, this image was created by focus stacking 13 images using Hugin Tools.

Equipment used: AmScope M150C microscope with Raspberry Pi camera module V2 (8MP).

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