June 15, 2020

Shrubby Cinquefoil Stamen

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-06-15

Here is a stamen of shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa subspecies floribunda) at 100x magnification. Pollen is visible on it. Right click for full resolution. A hardy low maintenance landscaping shrub, it grows wild in Colorado from the foothills to subalpine.

To compensate for depth of field limitations, this image was created by focus stacking 7 images using Hugin Tools.

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

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