Local Pollen By Dan Murphy
I started by collecting flowers from different trees and flowers in my neigborhood. After removing the stamens I made slides by rubbing them in glycerine.
Most of the samples yeilded either poor amounts of pollen, or were uninteresting to look at. • Surprisingly my best samples came from an unlikely source.
“Bee pollen” collected by honey makers and sold as a nutritional supplement yielded many of my best pictures. • Unfortunately it is impossible to know what flower each grain came from
Raw Images Raw Images Renunculs vicaralia 40x phase contrast
Marigold 10x darkfield Marigold 10x darkfield
Bee pollen 40x combined UV/brightfield
Convolutions Pink Magnolia 40x DIC
Pink magnolia 40x Background subrtacted Unsharp masked Contrast adjusted
Look up table Grape Hyacinth 40x phase
Overlays Blue atlas cedar 100x Confocal DIC
Overlayed with contrast adjusted red channel
Blue Atlas Cedar False-color 3d projection
THEEND Tulip magnolia