The Small World of the Bee Eye

Bee Eye
Image: Ralph Grimm

The 2015 Nikon Small World contest winner is this image of a bee by Ralph Grimm, an amateur photographer and bee enthusiast. Congratulations! The image was made by mounting the bee eye and using stacking software to achieve the combination of focus and detail. The pollen grains stuck to the hairs surrounding and present on the eye make this image compelling.

The image raises questions about the effect of pollen grains on vision. One might think that the pollen…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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