In this microscope view of the Chinese mineral Pietersite I found an unexpected caricature of former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

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


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    JUSTARTabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you :-)

    – Stephanie Bateman-Graham

  • Jack Doherty
    Jack Dohertyabout 1 year ago

    really cool folio Steph, you seem to have found your artistic niche

  • Thanks Jack. I’m not the only one to do this of course, but it’s not a crowded field :-)

    – Stephanie Bateman-Graham

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Very creative and excellent image!!

  • I think it’s more that I read too many political cartoons ;-)

    – Stephanie Bateman-Graham

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