Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Link of interest

A reader e-mailed me an interesting link this morning, to a site with a lot of interesting macro photos of cacti, as well as even some photos taken with the aid of a microscope, which makes me sad all over again that my plans to get a microscope last spring didn't work out. The cacti in question appear to be mainly Mammillarias.

A Close-up View of Several Members of the Cactus Family


6 comments:

Ginny Burton said...

Oh golly, Mr_Subjunctive, now I'm sad about the microscope, too. You could have taken those beautiful pictures yourself, if only . . . .

Have you considered having a Paypal donation button on your blog? I donate to other blogs that I read, and I'll bet you have lots of loyal readers who appreciate not having any advertising diluting your wonderful website. Ask us to donate something to further your photographic ambitions. We'll be glad to help you get that microscope!

peter said...

Nobody sent me this link. I'm sad just thinking about it. Oh well, off to blog this link now. And then I may even visit it.

Aerelonian said...

Those are some really beautiful photos. You could take this to the next level:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Ghetto_Macro_Lens/

It's pretty much better than a microscope! Well maybe not, but desperate times...

CelticRose said...

The first is Mammillaria bombycina, and the next 2 are Mamms as well, but the last is not a Mamm. Beyond that, I'm clueless.

The Fern and Mossery said...

What a phenom website! Thanks for sharing!

Lance said...

I actually bought one of these recently - and have been having some fun with it. Works great on my mac.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/cc14/