Sunday, May 12, 2013

Fluorescein and the structure of leaves



Fluorescein is a dye used as color for fluorescent signals. Leaves placed in water with fluorescein take up the color. In ultra-violet light, the pattern of veins shows a shining braid.

Lindenblatt abstrakt

Large-leaved linden leaf

Maple leaf abtract

Maple leaf

Fluorescein leaf

Shared with  Mondaymellowyellows and Macro Monday.

14 comments:

  1. WOW!!!! Incredible!!! Leaves me speechless!!! Cathy

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  2. Very pretty, I like anything purple.

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  3. Isn't that just gorgeous!!

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  4. Great photo work ~ beautiful! especially for MMY ^_^

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  5. Wonderful contrast between the veins and the actual leave.

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  6. wow, these are amazing! great job!

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  7. Hi! Fantastic shots. Very beautiful.

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  8. This is awesome, how can one gets fluorescein?

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  9. thanks for sharing this occurrence; would never have known about it otherwise. Does the leaf actually glow fleuro?

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  10. a wonderful experiment. Maybe this is the same product that a plumber used here to fill a bucket of water and pour down to see how fast it went out to the gutter ---- the water was a vivid fleuro green. Now if I'd only known I could have worked this magic ...

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