By Rebecca Drew
STUNNING psychedelic images show ferns in brightly coloured kaleidoscopic patterns as you have never seen them before.
The spectacular up close fluorescence light micrograph pictures show an explosion of colour in the form of blazing blue and green sporangia from the underside of the fern’s frond. Other shots show bright yellow and green spores that appear to resemble a burning sun.
The trippy photographs were taken by computer system engineer and amateur microscopist and astronomer, Rogelio Moreno from Panama where he gathered the fern samples. Rogelio has been practicing photomicrography since 2009.
“I am curious and I am always looking at things under the microscope with different illumination techniques,” said Rogelio.
“One day I picked up a fern leaf from my wife’s garden and to my surprise it showed beautiful colours under fluorescence by using ultra-violet light as my light source.
“Since that day I fell in love of them.”
Ferns are an evergreen plant that can be found all over the UK all year round. The fern’s divided leaves are called fronds and are responsible for the plant’s photosynthesis.