Day 55

Hey Everyone!

As some of you know, I like shooting colorful things and also, I really like when there are lots of shapes to shoot at.

So today I saw this thing which I liked and gave it a try; I didn’t know anything about this, not even the name, but after looking a little bit on the internet found some information that wanted to share, so you all know what this is.

This small thing is something called “tendril”.

Tendrils are stems or leaves with a threadlike shape and are used by climbing plants for support, attachment and cellular invasion by parasitic plants, generally by twining around suitable hosts. They can photosynthesize although they don’t have a blade.

If they move clockwise, they are considered destrogyre, which means that they have the property to divert the plane of polarization of light to the right of the direction an observer sees the light; and if they move anti-clockwise, they are considered levogyre,which is the same as destrogyre but to the left.

There are two types of tendrils: Stem tendrils, that are the ones that grapes have, they are shoots that grow out of the stem; and leaf tendrils, which peas have, look very similar to the stem tendrils, but these ones are modified leaves that emerge from a leaf node.

Feel free to leave feedback, critiques or suggestions.

Regards.

Hola a todos!

Como muchos de ustedes saben, me gusta tomar fotos de cosas coloridas y llenas de formas; y hoy mientras caminaba vi esta mata en forma de espiral y quise experimentar un poco para ver que conseguía.

No tenía absolutamente nada de información de ella, no sabía su nombre, ni tenía pista alguna de qué podía ser, pero al final encontré algo de información para compartirles.

Se llaman “zarcillos”, son tallos u hojas que tienen forma de hilo que son usadas por plantas para sujetarse de otras plantas.

Cuando giran en el mismo sentido que las agujas del reloj se consideran dextrógiras, mientras que si giran en sentido contrario a las manecillas del reloj se consideran levógiras.

Hay dos tipos de zarcillos, los de tallo que se pueden encontrar en las uvas, son brotes que salen y crecen desde el tallo, y los de hojas, que son similares a los anteriores, la diferencia es que estos nacen desde un nodo de hojas.

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.

Saludos!

Pablo.

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3 thoughts on “Day 55

  1. Una foto extraordinaria, Pablo, con un enfoque y una definición excepcionales. Además, me ha gustado mucho el texto. Un fuerte abrazo. Manuel

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