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Robyn Morrison

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Robyn grew up in Johannesburg and every family holiday was spent exploring the Lowveld or camping around Southern Africa. Her love of nature and conservation propelled her to complete her Masters degree at the University of Edinburgh’s school of Geoscience. Although this gave ...

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on The Incredible Science of Iridescence

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Robyn, super blog .

Many thanks

Sounds like the beginning of a joke – a Bird, a Beetle and a Rock walk into a bar. Please keep these wonderful blogs coming.

Nicely described Robyn … well done!

Robyn what a fascinating story on iridescence. The colors are beautiful and quite extraordinary. As jou have explained how the colors change depending on the light shining on the subject. Thanks for your excellent explanation.

Robyn, thank you for the review of iridescence. Beautiful picture thanks.

Really interesting and fun post Robyn! Iridescence is one of the most cool things in nature, and never cease to amaze. Here in Northern California, some of the most wonderful examples are the hummingbirds and dragonflies!!

Loved this blog Robyn! The iridescence that exists in nature is truly spectacular from the animals, insects, birds, and inanimate objects. My father collected rocks and many of them have the iridescent quality- he’s no longer here but his rock collection lives on.

Reading this great piece this morning in Indiana, US, gives me a nice perspective to start my day! Thank you! (I knew about birds and beetle but not rocks!)

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