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Erik Christiansen

🔬Founded @nugshots in 2009
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📸Cannabis photographer by day, amateur scientist by night.
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My first stacked partial spin, inspired by the incredible work of @video.macro

This is created from 14,906 individual photos, those were stacked 34 at a time to make 428 focus stacked photos. It took 9 hours and 44 minutes to capture all the photos needed.

Strain: Gelato #33

Grown by: @harvestmoongardens

Inspired by: @video.macro (go follow him!) #exploringcannabis #nugshots #eriknugshots #trichomes #macro #macrophotography #focusstacking #harvestmoongardens #gelato33

My first stacked partial spin, inspired by the incredible work of @video.macro This is created from 14,906 individual photos, those were stacked 34 at a time to make 428 focus stacked photos. It took 9 hours and 44 minutes to capture all the photos needed. Strain: Gelato #33 Grown by: @harvestmoongardens Inspired by: @video.macro (go follow him!) #exploringcannabis #nugshots #eriknugshots #trichomes #macro #macrophotography #focusstacking #harvestmoongardens #gelato33 - 2 months ago

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Double headed trichome appreciation 🍒🔬 From @harvestmoongardens and @lionboldt_farms

Although I don’t know what causes it, this phenomenon is more common than you might think. Once @shwale pointed them out to me I started noticing them on a lot of strains. Apparently I don’t shoot enough of them though, I went through 600 stacks and these were the only two photos I could find of double headers.

Photo 1: @harvestmoongardens Grapefruit Diesel 
Shot with the Canon 7d and 10x Nikon Plan Achromat microscope objective 
Photo 2: @lionboldt_farms Goyard 
Shot with Canon 5DSR and MP-E 65mm at 5x

#exploringcannabis #cannabisphotography #nugshots #eriknugshots #harvestmoongardens #lionboldtfarms #trichomes

Double headed trichome appreciation 🍒🔬 From @harvestmoongardens and @lionboldt_farms Although I don’t know what causes it, this phenomenon is more common than you might think. Once @shwale pointed them out to me I started noticing them on a lot of strains. Apparently I don’t shoot enough of them though, I went through 600 stacks and these were the only two photos I could find of double headers. Photo 1: @harvestmoongardens Grapefruit Diesel Shot with the Canon 7d and 10x Nikon Plan Achromat microscope objective Photo 2: @lionboldt_farms Goyard Shot with Canon 5DSR and MP-E 65mm at 5x #exploringcannabis #cannabisphotography #nugshots #eriknugshots #harvestmoongardens #lionboldtfarms #trichomes - 1 year ago

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There are 767 trichomes in this picture, I counted. 😆 
The second frame is a 100% crop of a section in the top right corner of the first frame.

Strain: GMO

Grown by: @harvestmoongardens

#cannabisphotography #trichomes #gmo #harvestmoongardens #nugshots #eriknugshots

There are 767 trichomes in this picture, I counted. 😆 The second frame is a 100% crop of a section in the top right corner of the first frame. Strain: GMO Grown by: @harvestmoongardens #cannabisphotography #trichomes #gmo #harvestmoongardens #nugshots #eriknugshots - 1 year ago

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The surface of a Cannabis seed. Swipe 👉 to explore more.

The most fascinating part of this photo to me is the rainbow colors visible between the ridges on the surface of the seed. I’m not positive, but it seems to be caused by structural coloration.

Structural coloration is the production of color by microscopic surfaces fine enough to interfere with visible light. There are many different ways this can show up in nature, like in abalone shells, peacock feathers, or butterfly wings. Another example of structural color you’ve probably seen are the rainbow colors reflected back from CD and DVD discs.

If you know more about the science of what might be causing this, please comment below!

Shot for: @compound_genetics

Optics: Mitutoyo M Plan APO 20x

#exploringcannabis #seed #eriknugshots #nugshots #cannabis #compoundgenetics #macro

The surface of a Cannabis seed. Swipe 👉 to explore more. The most fascinating part of this photo to me is the rainbow colors visible between the ridges on the surface of the seed. I’m not positive, but it seems to be caused by structural coloration. Structural coloration is the production of color by microscopic surfaces fine enough to interfere with visible light. There are many different ways this can show up in nature, like in abalone shells, peacock feathers, or butterfly wings. Another example of structural color you’ve probably seen are the rainbow colors reflected back from CD and DVD discs. If you know more about the science of what might be causing this, please comment below! Shot for: @compound_genetics Optics: Mitutoyo M Plan APO 20x #exploringcannabis #seed #eriknugshots #nugshots #cannabis #compoundgenetics #macro - 2 years ago

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What happens when you touch live trichomes? The simple answer is: the head ruptures and the resin inside spills out. But watch just how fragile they are.

Since the trichome heads contain all the terpenes (the olfactory essence of the plant) in order to get a real sense of the smell of a strain, you have to pop some trichomes.

Ever wonder why your hands are sticky after touching a plant? It’s the resin from popped trichomes on your hands.

These trichomes were touched with a room temperature metal T-pin. They were from the stem of a leaf, cut from a live plant (week 8) an hour before shooting. Shot November 2015 and never posted til now 🤪

Music by @montebooker

#exploringcannabis #trichomes #eriknugshots #nugshots #cannabis #macro

What happens when you touch live trichomes? The simple answer is: the head ruptures and the resin inside spills out. But watch just how fragile they are. Since the trichome heads contain all the terpenes (the olfactory essence of the plant) in order to get a real sense of the smell of a strain, you have to pop some trichomes. Ever wonder why your hands are sticky after touching a plant? It’s the resin from popped trichomes on your hands. These trichomes were touched with a room temperature metal T-pin. They were from the stem of a leaf, cut from a live plant (week 8) an hour before shooting. Shot November 2015 and never posted til now 🤪 Music by @montebooker #exploringcannabis #trichomes #eriknugshots #nugshots #cannabis #macro - 2 years ago

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A couple of @greenbodhi trichomes with the 50x objective. Each of these is about 200 photos stacked, with one micron between photos.

The purple coloring inside the trichome head is something you don’t see very often. The cells that are purple in these photos are the same cells that turn amber as trichomes mature.

Grown by: @greenbodhi

Strain: Purple Pakistani Chitral

#nugshots #greenbodhi #eriknugshots #purplepakistanichitral #intentionalhorticulture #trichomes #trichome #macro #microscopy #exploringcannabis

A couple of @greenbodhi trichomes with the 50x objective. Each of these is about 200 photos stacked, with one micron between photos. The purple coloring inside the trichome head is something you don’t see very often. The cells that are purple in these photos are the same cells that turn amber as trichomes mature. Grown by: @greenbodhi Strain: Purple Pakistani Chitral #nugshots #greenbodhi #eriknugshots #purplepakistanichitral #intentionalhorticulture #trichomes #trichome #macro #microscopy #exploringcannabis - 2 years ago

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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

Genetics: @symbioticgenetics

Video created from 360 unstacked photos with the Canon MP-E 65mm and Adobe After Effects.

#exploringcannabis #nugshots #eriknugshots #thevillage #symbioticgenetics #mimosav6

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 Genetics: @symbioticgenetics Video created from 360 unstacked photos with the Canon MP-E 65mm and Adobe After Effects. #exploringcannabis #nugshots #eriknugshots #thevillage #symbioticgenetics #mimosav6 - 2 years ago

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A quick 3 photo composite of the solar eclipse from outside Mitchell, Oregon. Lots more to come! 
Shot with an old 400mm Vivitar lens on my trusty 7D

#oregoneclipse #eclipse #oregoneclipse2017 #solareclipse #apoceclipse #2017eclipse #totaleclipse #umbra #eclipsechasers #totalsolareclipse #mitchelloregon #suttonmountain

A quick 3 photo composite of the solar eclipse from outside Mitchell, Oregon. Lots more to come! Shot with an old 400mm Vivitar lens on my trusty 7D #oregoneclipse #eclipse #oregoneclipse2017 #solareclipse #apoceclipse #2017eclipse #totaleclipse #umbra #eclipsechasers #totalsolareclipse #mitchelloregon #suttonmountain - 3 years ago

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Came across this pair of conjoined trichomes on a leaf tip of @bogseeds Sour Strawberry.

Strain: Sour Strawberry

Day 55

Created from 75 stacked photos

Shot with Canon MP-E 65mm at 5:1

Grown with @growerschoice 630w CMH

#exploringcannabis #nugshots #trichome #anthocyanin #trichomes #sourstrawberry #bogseeds #cannabis #liveresin #macro #macromob #mpe65 #trichometuesday

Came across this pair of conjoined trichomes on a leaf tip of @bogseeds Sour Strawberry. Strain: Sour Strawberry Day 55 Created from 75 stacked photos Shot with Canon MP-E 65mm at 5:1 Grown with @growerschoice 630w CMH #exploringcannabis #nugshots #trichome #anthocyanin #trichomes #sourstrawberry #bogseeds #cannabis #liveresin #macro #macromob #mpe65 #trichometuesday - 3 years ago

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A cannabis hyperzoom, with rotation. 🔬Zoom in 1400% in 10 seconds. Ready? ENHANCE!

Strain: Gorilla Glue #4

Created from 1800 still images across four separate 360 spins. Two shot with my telephoto and the closer two with the MP-E 65mm (one at 1:1, and the other at 3:1). Animated in Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro.

Grown by: @rosinevolution1 with @growerschoice 630w CMH 
Music: Ben, by @_spectrasoul_

#exploringcannabis #nugshots @ggstrainsofficial #gorillaglue #gorillaglue4 #trichomes #macro #hyperzoom #mpe65 #macromob #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #420 #trichometuesday #kush

A cannabis hyperzoom, with rotation. 🔬Zoom in 1400% in 10 seconds. Ready? ENHANCE! Strain: Gorilla Glue #4 Created from 1800 still images across four separate 360 spins. Two shot with my telephoto and the closer two with the MP-E 65mm (one at 1:1, and the other at 3:1). Animated in Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. Grown by: @rosinevolution1 with @growerschoice 630w CMH Music: Ben, by @_spectrasoul_ #exploringcannabis #nugshots @ggstrainsofficial #gorillaglue #gorillaglue4 #trichomes #macro #hyperzoom #mpe65 #macromob #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #420 #trichometuesday #kush - 3 years ago

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Mendo Breath F3. Grown by me! 🤓 #myfirstgrow

I've been shooting cannabis since 2009, yet in all that time I've never have been able to try my hand at growing. Now, after having harvested my first few plants, so much has been put in context for me about cannabis.

Watching this plant transform from a tiny seedling to an adult has been quite fascinating, and it's left me with a much deeper respect for all the growers and breeders out there.
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Grown under @growerschoice 315w 4K CMH with @cuttingedgesolutions nutrients
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Genetics from @mrspliffofcannabis @gagegreengroup
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Thanks to @rosinevolution for making sure nothing went horribly wrong.

Mendo Breath F3. Grown by me! 🤓 #myfirstgrow I've been shooting cannabis since 2009, yet in all that time I've never have been able to try my hand at growing. Now, after having harvested my first few plants, so much has been put in context for me about cannabis. Watching this plant transform from a tiny seedling to an adult has been quite fascinating, and it's left me with a much deeper respect for all the growers and breeders out there. . Grown under @growerschoice 315w 4K CMH with @cuttingedgesolutions nutrients . Genetics from @mrspliffofcannabis @gagegreengroup . Thanks to @rosinevolution for making sure nothing went horribly wrong. - 3 years ago

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Getting prints ready for  @sandiegocannabisfarmersmarket on February 11th. Im going to be sharing a booth with @rosinevolution with a huge media focus on the four strains they have available -- this is one of them.

Strain: Gorilla Glue #4

#nugshots #rosinevolution #gg4 #gorillaglue4 #growerschoice @growerschoice

Getting prints ready for @sandiegocannabisfarmersmarket on February 11th. Im going to be sharing a booth with @rosinevolution with a huge media focus on the four strains they have available -- this is one of them. Strain: Gorilla Glue #4 #nugshots #rosinevolution #gg4 #gorillaglue4 #growerschoice @growerschoice - 3 years ago

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