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algal collection in living pictures [lytro]

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algal collection in living pictures [lytro] the algal collection of the department of botany (university of innsbruck, austria) is an extremely photogenic subject. i published some pictures of the collection a few years ago, one of which has since been awarded “science image” by our university’s biannual magazine.

now, i’m happy to present the first interactive “living pictures” of the collection, taken with a lytro lightfield camera.


(lytro living picture: click to refocus, click&drag for perspective shift)
(view on lytro.com

somehow, it’s fascinating that you can tell these (mostly) single-celled organisms apart by the macroscopic shape of their cell colonies.

more pictures are waiting for you in my new lytro album: algal collection

underwater photos of chara vulgaris

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i’ve been meaning to post these for quite some time now: chara vulgaris is a multicellular green alga in the family characeae (de: armleuchteralgen; the closest relative of green land plants).
here are three underwater pictures of chara vulgaris in its natural habitat:

pictures were taken in telfs, austria. species identification was done by a colleague adept in algae.

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