2020 Photomicrography Competition

Hebe plant anther with pollen

Dr. Robert Markus Zsuzsa Markus

University of Nottingham
School of Life Sciences, Super Resolution Microscopy
Nottingham, United Kingdom
10X (Objective Lens Magnification)

Dr. Robert Markus, a super-resolution and confocal microscopy senior imaging technician from the University of Nottingham, took this image of a Hebe plant anther with pollen in order to create awareness of the beauty of the natural world around us and to help showcase the performance of the latest microscope technology. It was captured using the highest numerical aperture lens for low magnification and confocal lasers set to mimic how the subject would look under UV light. It shows in very high detail anther pollen and the cell structures within the plant.