05 November 2012

Trichome of a stinging nettle

From the Nikon Small World 2012 Photomicrography Competition.  Lots more fascinating photos at the link.  I chose this one because of my own too-close-encounter with stinging nettles.


  1. I had a dog named Steve who once got too close to stinging nettles. He had the lean, smooth face of a Lab mix one minute, and the bloated and swollen face of a Shar Pei the next. He never went near that side of the yard again.

  2. I had some unpleasant encounters with nettles, but thanks to this shot it's all forgotten.


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