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This is a sunflower leaf photographed this Summer, when it was actually in bloom.  This was taken with a 100mm macro lens with extension tubes.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White 11-October-13.



19 thoughts on “veins

  1. Michael says:

    How about renaming it ‘Cells’. What are you using for a lens? A microscope?! Awesome detail…

    • Woody says:

      Hi Mike. The lens was a Canon 100mm macro. I added 65mm of extension tubes, which, I think, gives a magnification of about 1:6 to 1. I had the camera on a tripod, otherwise this would have been very blurry. I converted the image to monochrome in Silver EFEX Pro. I did not crop the image.

  2. RuneE says:

    Very fitting title. This is just the way veins look in a microscope. No wonder that many accept that nature is at least partial fractal.

  3. TheChieftess says:

    Really cool macro!!! Love the detail!!!

  4. Lovely shot endeed.

  5. Great structural photo.

  6. HansHB says:

    Lovely B&W macro! Great work!

  7. So much traditional focus on the sunflower but never on the leaf. A clever idea. Fascinating photo.

  8. Neat shot, Woody – this does a nice job of showing of the fabulous geometry of the leaf.

  9. rebecca says:

    Very unique. I would have never guessed it was a sunflower.

  10. LonettA says:

    Excellent macro shot!

  11. Nice one Wayne. For all the I gotta do some macro, I only got one shot and it’s in color no less. Don’t you just love playing in the world of the small.

  12. Cezar says:

    Great texture!
    God bless you!

  13. gorgeous Wayne… and there is a tiny heart down toward the right hand corner:-)

  14. Dragonstar says:

    An excellent macro! Really spectacular.