Peacock feathers photographed under a microscope look like jewelry

Peacock feathers photographed under a microscope look like jewelry

Using an Olympus BX 53 microscope, photographer Waldo Nell explores the delicate details of peacock feathers using a process called photo stacking, where dozens or even hundreds of photos taken at different focal points are blended and stitched together to extend the depth of field.

You’d never know you’re looking at feathers at this level.

They resemble patterns found on bracelets and necklaces.

Check out some of his feather photographs below, and follow him on Flickr for more.

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