Leaves on a scanner

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Dave Bonta (bio) crowd-sources his problems by following his gut, which he shares with 100 trillion of his closest microbial friends — a close-knit, symbiotic community comprising several thousand species of bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. In a similarly collaborative fashion, all of Dave’s writing is available for reuse and creative remix under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. For attribution in printed material, his name (Dave Bonta) will suffice, but for web use, please link back to the original. Contact him for permission to waive the “share alike” provision (e.g. for use in a conventionally copyrighted work).


  1. such splendour in their fragility – beautiful. somehow highlighted by the way the scanner isolates them and makes them stand out.


    1. Yes, I think so, too. An artist friend on Facebook asked me if I’d considered switching the backgrounds to black, which is easy enough to do in Photoshop, but I responded that I liked the little shadows they cast this way. And of course the white background blends right into the background here, which was my other reason.


    1. Thanks. I’m a little abashed, frankly, that it took a project like this to get me to really stop and see them.


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