A fired bullet in my ballistics research for you to consider. It looks like a castle if rotated by 45 degrees. Dongguang Li
01 Jan 2007
The rotatory dispersion of window glass on an airplane. Claudio Oleari
Contamination defects in a Ge/ZnS coating, captured using Nomarski microscopy. Samuel Pellicori
A real-color microscopic view (through crossed polarizers) of a ferroelectric domain in lithium niobate formed via electric field and femtosecond-pulsed laser light. Chris Valdivia
The orange flower image was taken with a Nikon D2x, 60 mm micro lens at 1:1 magnification and wireless flashes. David Heinz
The purple flowers were taken with a Nikon D70, 60 mm micro lens at 1:1 magnification and wireless flashes. David Heinz
Images of the sunlit MESSENGER spacecraft shortly after the Earth fly-by at 120,000 km distance. Xiaoli Sun
Abstract image created with a HeNe laser, diffractive optics and lenses. Osvaldo Buccafusca, Fort Collins, Colo.
Curved trail following an evening rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The colors are from diffraction from ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. Samuel Pellicori, Santa Barbara, Calif.
A close-up photo of interference colors in an abalone shell. Samuel Pellicori, Santa Barbara, Calif.