Stigma and pollen
Stylus from the flower of a Scilla sp. with pollen from a closeby Crocus sp. Stacked image based on 120 exposures (ISO100, 1/200sec, paper diffused flash, gerogon 240mm 1:9), assembled in Zerene stacker (only Pmax), cleaned in Gimp, slightly cropped. Image about 1mm high, i.e. 36x on FF.
Watch the spectacular mating ritual of the dramatically colored male peacock spiders in south-east Australia | Amazing Science
These miniature arachnids are part of the Maratus genus of spiders that live in the south east of Australia. There are 20 known species of peacock spider but only eight have been formally identified. Peacock spiders are so small you could fit ten of them on a fingernail. These dramatic-looking spiders may seem like they're getting ready to attack, but this colourful display from male peacock spiders is in fact a mating ritual. Similar to peacock birds, where this spider gets its nickname…
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It's hard to say what it is about animals that we love the most – their cute or beautiful looks, their natural innocence or the emotional reactions that they elicit from us. But whatever the case may be, one of these 30 happy animal facts is bound to bring a smile to your face. A lot of these facts also underscore the similarities and emotional connections that people can share with animals, which raises a broader and more interesting questions – what is it about animals that we love so…
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The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were acquired by AOL in 2011, I inherited 53 properties built on dozens of different content management systems. It wasn't long after that I soon realized they we...