Orion's Photos: places - Illinois - uiuc - 2002 - treebranch_echo

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This tree, immediately across from Judah Christian School near Willis Av, Champaign, has leaves that are oddly reminiscent of diffraction effects. My wife remarked that staring up at the branches with her glasses *on* reminded her of what they look like with her glasses *off*, implying that strongly myopic people experience diffraction effects in their everyday life.

The similarity to wave diffraction is coincidental, of course-- the branches radiate from the clumps of foliage, and the leaves stick off at right angle from the branches.

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