Microscope view of the mineral Rosella Opalite from Australia. Gems are considered flawless only when you can see right through them without interruption, but it’s the very flaws in this mineral that make it so beautiful. Perfection is where you find it.

(Formed by stacking two images at different focal lengths to compensate for limitations in the microscope optics.)


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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry.

    – Stephanie Bateman-Graham

    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    nice work

  • Thanks. I’ll pass the message on to Nature ;-)

    – Stephanie Bateman-Graham

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    Photography b...over 1 year ago


  • Many thanks for the feature :-)

    – Stephanie Bateman-Graham

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 1 year ago


  • Thank you.

    – Stephanie Bateman-Graham

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    debidabbleover 1 year ago

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  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Love this flow of colors!

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsabout 1 year ago

  • MarianBendeth
    MarianBendethabout 1 year ago

    The depth of colours and shapes are just superb!

  • Thank you Marian. I love the depth of field in this one too. It’s a flat solid surface, but parts are translucent.

    – Stephanie Bateman-Graham

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