Looking At Peacock Feathers Under A Microscope Reveals Nature’s Insane Artistry.
It's hard not to admire the beauty of the peacock's feathers: Incredibly detailed and in shades of blue, green, and teal, there's a reason why this bird's look is often recreated in fashion and art. However, have you ever seen a peacock's feathers under a microscope before?
Unsurprisingly, the feathers up-close-and-personal are just as much, if not more beautiful than viewing them from a few steps back. Taken by a photographer named Waldo Nell using an Olympus BX 53 microscope, the images make the feathers appear iridescent, textural, and otherworldly. See the microscopic images below.
Nell created the images with a process called photo stacking.
It blends dozens (or even hundreds) of photos, all of them taken at different focal points.
The multiple images then get stitched together to create the depth of field.
From this perspective, the images don't look like feathers at all, but rather textiles or even jewelry
The combination of science and art in this project is impressive, and absolutely breathtaking.
Source: This Is Colossal