Photo of Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica): Just a comment on seed photos

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Name: Lori
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growitall
Feb 4, 2014 7:14 PM CST
To make seed photos more useful, it would be very informative if a ruler, scaled in millimeters and inches, could be included in the photo.
Thanks,
growitall
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jmorth
Feb 4, 2014 7:20 PM CST
done


Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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jmorth
Feb 4, 2014 7:21 PM CST
opps, no ruler; next time...
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Feb 4, 2014 8:55 PM CST
Another way to provide scale is to photograph the seeds on a background of graph paper, although then the grid size of the graph paper has to be explained in the photo caption or somewhere else.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Feb 6, 2014 10:20 AM CST

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The pen for scale work for me in this shot! Thumbs up
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Gleni
May 29, 2014 6:19 PM CST
Highly invasive in Australia; a declared pest in Western Australia. It is a good example of thigmonasty or seismonasty.

https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/declared-plants/common-sensitive...
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Calif_Sue
May 29, 2014 11:18 PM CST

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@Gleni, that would be a good comment to add to the database entry itself rather than this seed picture thread. Just click on Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica) above jmorth's image, and under the Adding Actions on the left side, you'll see 'Post a comment'. Thumbs up
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Gleni
May 30, 2014 1:12 AM CST
Oh, I thought I had placed it right this time.

Edit. I had another go. I think that I might have done it right now Sue. See what you think.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 30, 2014 8:53 AM CST

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Perfect!!
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Name: Lori
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growitall
May 30, 2014 8:51 PM CST
Calif_Sue said:The pen for scale work for me in this shot! Thumbs up

With a pen for scale, it would be pretty dicey to distinguish seeds that are 2-4mm in diameter, from a similar species whose seeds that are differentiated by being 4-6mm, wouldn't it? Confused


Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 30, 2014 10:11 PM CST

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growitall said:
With a pen for scale, it would be pretty dicey to distinguish seeds that are 2-4mm in diameter, from a similar species whose seeds that are differentiated by being 4-6mm, wouldn't it? Confused




That particular shot works for me, personally. It's not comparing different seed sizes. And I don't know the difference between
2-4 & 4-6mm anyway, sorry. Not a measurement I ever use. Shrug! Hilarious!
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Calif_Sue
May 31, 2014 7:54 AM CST

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growitall said:To make seed photos more useful, it would be very informative if a ruler, scaled in millimeters and inches, could be included in the photo.
Thanks,
growitall


After my silly post above, yes, I agree with your original post, using a ruler sure is helpful for visually sizing seed shots.
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