A sharper view of a sharp subject
In contrast to the soft picture in the last post, compare this one from the same session on November 21, 2011. Here, with a different group of glochids, I used flash as a supplement to natural light; in that way I could stop down (to f/13, as it turned out) and get more of the details of the half-inch disk of glochids in focus. Notice that they have a rough surface, the better to stay in your skin and convince you to stay away the next time you go out wandering in their vicinty. Note also that the two long spines emerging from this areole have a richer redness at their base than the long spines in the previous view.
© 2012 Steven Schwartzman