Everything you see inside a trichome head depends on the angle you look from. The ring of cells inside the base of the trichome head gets magnified through the trichome if you look at the head from a top/down angle. From the side, trichomes will appear mostly clear, with the cells in the base of the stalk barely visible.
The depth of field at this zoom level is basically nonexistent, so the head moves in and out of focus slightly as it spins. This reveals the four things you always see when looking at trichome macros: - The reflection of the flash on the surface of the head - The refraction of whatever is directly behind the trichome head (will appear upside down and backwards in the head) - The surface texture of the waxy coating of the head (very hard to see here, only visible when the front face of the trichome head is in focus) - The magnification of the cells inside the base of the trichome head where it attaches to the stalk
Can you spot all four? Once you understand this, you’ll see ALL trichome photos differently.
It’s really fun looking at trichomes, but it’s even more fun to understand what you’re looking at on a deeper level.
Strain: Mimosa v6
Grown by: @_thevillage
Video created from 360 unstacked photos with the Canon MP-E 65mm and Adobe After Effects.
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