Photograph Details

The LUMIX People's Choice Award

David Maitland, UK

Willow up close

David photographed the crystallised chemical salicin, which comes from willow tree bark. Salicin forms the basis of the analgesic Aspirin – no doubt this is why some animals seek out willow bark to chew on.

Technical specification

Canon EOS 5D Mark II; 50x magnification on full frame sensor; Olympus BX51 microscope; 1/4 sec at 5x UPlanFL; ISO 50; Polarisation Microscopy.

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