This is the very tip of a leaf, about 2 mm across.
A closer crop.
A couple of stereo versions.
More info about the thyme leaf and what's in it HERE. A snippet:
Fascinating stuff!Oil glands on the surface of the leaves contain the various monoterpenes that confer the six basic fragrances of thyme. The oil glands rupture when they are disturbed by the touch of an herbivore, smearing the leaf surface and the herbivore with a monoterpene. Depending on the monoterpene and the animal, the monoterpenes may act as attractants or deterrents
Thyme comes in six essences, or biochemical phenotypes, all produced by a single biochemical pathway. The genes controlling the biochemical pathway are variable, and that variation causes each plant to produce just one of the six monoterpenes: geraniol, linalol, terpineol, thuyanol, carvacrol, or thymol. The structural differences among these monoterpenes determine not only the essence or fragrance of each plant, but also the efficacy of both defense and attraction.
Technical: Canon 300D camera, Nikon CF N Plan Achro 10X NA 0.30 objective at 190 mm extension, 95 frames at 0.0005" focus step. Fiber illuminator with Kleenex tissue diffuser. Zerene Stacker DMap, synthetic stereo at +/- 4.5%