The sun explodes into flowers!
Wow, that's an awesome creation! Rev 21:19... The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was JASPER, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald... If this is the physical Jasper, just imagine the spiritual! O' my Word!
How many times do we get to experience such loveliness? Images of this sort make me wish I had more eyes!
I think this is not a photo of a subject; it is rather a shot of an approach or view point of the subject. Just like Mona Lisa smile; I believe that was not painting of some one's smile, but it was the eye of painter in her smile.
Its very hard to beat the very beautiful color's in this wonderful picture. More wonderful still is what it is, and for the photographer to have been able to give it to us to view, makes us lucky indeed. I have always loved sunflowers, now I have one more 'variety' to enjoy looking at.. Talk about rainbows........ j.e.s.
It's amazing that something so small can bring out so much beauty. Thank you for sharing Bernardo Cesare
I absolutely LOVE your photomicragraphs! As a former earth science teacher and an artist, I used thin slice photos in my classroom to give students a different view of rocks. You really do a fabulous job of making the photos aesthetically pleasing as well as scientifically valuable!
this shows how nature can be viewed in micro level as well as macro level. It's all about connection and relationship shared by planet earth inhabitants.
unique and special... even for nat geo! compliments to bernardo, compliments to nat geo for choosing it! plus the new feature of spotlight interview is i beleive a FANTASTIC addition...adding insight to an incredibile photo.. something which i beleive helps continue the wonderful legacy that nat geo represents since its historic beginning.
on a personal note.. i hope that bernardo's photos and philosophy are a metaphore for italy and its future, ...that its unique beauty and our valid individuals come back into the forefront and be treasured.
@Michele Woodbury What a nice comment! Thanks Michele. For more of these images visit my YourShot page
@Joy SaldanhaFor rainbows please visit the rest of the gallery http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/52979/
@Debbie Jackson Thanks Debbie! I agree I have made something new with rocks, but we should give credit to all the researchers/artists who do great work with organic compounds and other interesting things. Michael Davidson is one of them: have a look at what he does @ bevshots.com
@Patricia Huddleston Dear Patricia, I really appreciate your words. Thanks!
@water bird I cannot guarantee on the metaphore for Italy... But I appreciate it! and I thank you very much for appreciating micROCKScopica!