The leaf hair shafts appear to have linear striations, but it's possible that this is an artifact from the focus stacking.
Cells with a reddish pigmentation can be seen towards the leaf base, especially those that are part of the strong costa.
The rhizoids have dark pigmentation. Some of the oblique cell walls can be seen in this image.
Displacing the condenser in the compound microscope, causes the light to illuminate the subject from an oblique angle, which reveals more of the three-dimensionality than conventional bright-field microscopy.
Pollen grains looking like gems in darkfield microscopy.
The filaments of the stamens can be seen gradually emerging from the perianth segments. The anthers are releasing their pollen.
Juicy glandular hairs on the underside of the sepals on Livingstone Daisy.
Close view of the the tepal cells as well as a dusting of pollen.
The capsule mouth illuminated from below using the dark field technique reveals much detail.
A stunning sight on a common houseplant.
Using reflected light on the compound microscope, for subjects normally photographed using transmitted light, reveals surprising surface textural details on a moss leaf.
I suspect the colours here result from diffraction of the light by the walls of the elongate cells in the leaf. Dark field illumination was used on a compound microscope for this image stack.
A green algal colony attached to a leaf of the moss Orthodontium lineare.
The chloroplasts are very evident in this photomicrograph of cells in a leaf of Mnium hornum. The leaf nerve just enters the frame at bottom-left.
Note how different in proportion are the cells at the margin of the leaf compared to those making up the main leaf blade. Also clearly visible is the nature of the marginal teeth: a single cell projects beyond the otherwise smoothly curving leaf edge.
In this squash preparation, a male gametangium can be seen comprising dark-green sausage-shaped antherdia which produce antherozoids (male sperm), and sterile paraphyses (hairs) made up of chains of large, rounded cells.
These slime mould sporangia were growing in this orientation on the lower surface of a decaying log.
Looking this closely at the lichen, you feel a sense of robustness in the "thick" thallus, and become aware of the young apothecia developing, progressing from wart-like protrusions with a central aperture towards the mature saucer-shaped form.