If you have come to this page, it is probably because you have seen an amazing photo on one of my posts, and have clicked on the link underneath to find out where they have come from.
The photographs carrying this link were taken by Malcolm B. Wilkins, who was Regius Professor of Botany at the University of Glasgow from 1970 to 2000, and who supervised me during my undergraduate degree. He taught me a great deal about plant physiology, and I enjoyed my time at the University very much.
Throughout my degree, Malcolm Wilkins allowed me to spend my spare time working in his laboratory. I had a lot of fun, tinkering with plants and carrying out physiology and development experiments, mostly on fern gametophytes. It was this work that led to my own experiments in focus stacking with fern gametophytes.
Malcolm is now retired and has very kindly passed on his collection of botany slides to me, so that I can use them to illustrate my plant science writing. You will be able to see for yourself how fine the images are, but they also hold very happy memories for me from my undergraduate years.
I hope you enjoy the images as much as I do.
The images shown on my blog are reduced in size to 850px by 567px in JPEG quality 6, to prevent unauthorised copying. Much larger versions, sized 7198px by 4816px in maximum quality JPEG, or the original slides, are also available.
Please do not use the images without contacting me, as this will be a breach of copyright.
The Itinerant Botanist.