Question about Aloe Vera

Can anyone tell me what is this red thing displayed in the photos below? i saw it while observing Aloe Vera gel + the inner part of the leaf. Note that it wasn’t moving.

Fennel Plant

Since i can’t get enough of flora and fauna’s beauty.. i bought a Foldscope to observe Nature creations in details.These are photos of a Fennel plant. I was amazed by its beautiful structure… Observing nature in details will be my next focus in practicing lines and patterns’ drawings.

Micropainting- Tiny Watercolor Explorations

Over the weekend, I thought it’d be interesting to try to translate what I do as an artist into a Foldscope experiment. I gathered the materials necessary for traditional watercolor painting & prepared to make some art on a microscopic scale. On a blank glass slide from my DIK, I mounted a small piece of…

Image Composites – starfish

Some critters I want to look at are just bigger than the lower magnification lens can handle, so taking a tip from Tom Hata’s post https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=10552 I decided to try my hand at stitching together a series of images in GIMP that were taken with the Foldscope. I went after a 3 mm brittle star…

Senior Show – Progress! Drawings

Hello there, Foldscope community! I have returned to post in-progress images of my drawings for my senior show. I am also going to attach my blog post to this post because many of you have been wondering about my rationale for choosing such a “random” and “photographic” subject to draw. http://rocklandantiglitter.blogspot.com/2015/03/foldscopes-and-403-round-1-of-images.html?spref=fb I welcome any feedback…

NMU Senior Show

In my Senior Exhibition at Northern Michigan University I plan to explore my own health and wellness through the use of Foldscopes. I will be taking tissue samples from my own body, creating slides, and photographing the images using my iPhone. So far I have created slides using, bear with me here, hair follicles, saliva,…