Strawberry: close-up of the surface features

Strawberry: close-up of the surface features

Close-ups of the strawberry surface dotted with seeds: oblique diffused light, LED spots

Strawberries (fragaria), a member of the rose family, share their botanical lineage with apples, cherries and a host of other fruits. Their natural habitat spans across America, Europe and Asia. Interestingly, what we commonly refer to as a “strawberry” is merely a pseudo-fruit, originating from the flower base formed in spring. The actual fruit is not the red berry-like tissue in the middle but the little dots (called achenes) on its surface. This makes strawberries not berries in the botanical sense; instead, they belong to the category of aggregate nut fruits.

The Nikon Z7II we used is ideal for low magnifications. Especially at low levels of magnification (up to 50x), its powerful 45.7 MP sensor captures excellent image detail. Our LM photomicroscope features a highly sophisticated optical system and a solid, heavy stand, which allows users to take full advantage of the amazing features of this professional-level camera in both laboratory and studio settings.

LM photomicroscope, oblique diffuse light with LED spots, Nikon Z7II, Stackshot rail, Helicon Remote Software