Saturday, June 06, 2009

#391 Mountain Lake and Microcosmos

This week I did two things for the very first time. First new thing: I visited Mountain Lake Biological Station, the beautiful field research station for the University of Virginia Biology Department. The station's perched at around 4000' in the cool Blue Ridge Mountains. I gave my camera's "macro" button a good workout on this dripping orange fungus. Second new thing: Back in Charlottesville a friend suggested I watch Microcosmos. Turns out Microcosmos is shot almost entirely in macro mode with lots of dripping. Yes, it's been a macro week for me.

Yours in seeing the small stuff,
Kelly

5 comments:

  1. Cool pix! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. You seem to like this weird kind of stuff. Remember the jellyfish in PEI?

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  3. I just made the mistake of clicking on the orange fungus and it enlarged on my screen - and scared me half to death! It wouldn't have been so bad but I was also eating my lunch at the time.

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  4. Microcosmos sounds like a great flick. We are going to check that one out! ;)

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  5. Margarita NafpaktitisJuly 4, 2009 at 9:33 AM

    Kelly and I saw "Microcosmos" in Iraklion, Crete, after dinner with some of my father's colleagues from the Biological Sciences Dept. at the University of Crete. I remember actually being *embarrassed* to be watching the close-up snail mating scene with my dad in the room...!

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