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,


  1. Cool pix! Thanks for sharing.

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

  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.

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

  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...!