Worms and Flowers

Pollen Under the Microscope

Posted in Scientific by Lzyjo on May 1, 2010

Who knew allergies could be beautiful?! Swiss photographer Martin Oeggerli took ultra-microscopic pictures using a device called a  scanning-electron microscope (SEM) these photos are stunningly and even frighteningly beautiful. I especially loved the uniqueness of the pollen from each different species.


Forget-me-not pollen photo by Martin Oeggerli

Check it out on MSNBC, “Micropollen:The Beauty behind your allergy misery.

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  1. tina said, on May 2, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    Such a beautiful combination in those jeweled colors! Hope you are staying dry and safe. It’s been crazy all over with all this rain. Good for plants though;)

    Ugh, we’re fine here, just a little soggy. I hope you haven’t been washed away. Those photos on the news where just unbelievable. Hope it wasn’t that bad for you!

  2. Gail said, on May 2, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Isn’t that blueberry beautiful! How is it out there? gail

    Hi Gail, we fine! Only a bit soggy! I hope you weren’t flooded. Those picture of bellevue and hwy 100 was frightening. Yeek! Thahks for stopping by.

  3. Gail said, on May 2, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    PS Pollen photos are fascinanting, some have little velcro like hooks on them!

    They really are breathtaking!

  4. ourfriendben said, on May 4, 2010 at 8:10 AM

    Wow, Lzyjo, what a breathtaking shot! who’d’a thunk?!! With family in Nashville, we’ve been hanging on the news reports, too. Glad you’re soggy and not swamped!!!

    It’s like a secret world! No wonder honey from different flowers tastes different. Hope your family didn’t get anything bad. The news footage is just unbelievable. Blame it on the army corps!

  5. Jen said, on May 4, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    I never would have taken pollen for purple!

    I know! I thought all that dusty stuff looked the same! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. namitha said, on May 15, 2010 at 6:18 AM

    I liked this content/ article. I would certainly recommend the same to others as well.


  7. Bom said, on November 1, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    Beautiful pollen!

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