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JH



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:51 pm    Post subject: Amber insect Reply with quote

Hi
Some amber insect photos.

Regards Jörgen

Mitutoyo plan apo 5x. flash studio stack.


Mitutoyo plan apo 20x flash studio stack.


Mitutoyo plan apo 20x flash studio stack, cropped.


Nikon M plan 40x 0,5 ELWD, 160 mm tube, 4x PL lens, LED Microscope stack
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impressive ! What kind of amber ?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saul wrote:
Impressive ! What kind of amber ?


Thanks Saul! It is baltic amber - a flat polished piece.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jorgen for posting these! The second and third images in particular are of interest as they show the red eye surface under the amber. I don't understand why the golden eye covering appears to be discontinuous (?). Can you explain this?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic work!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really nice set!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Thanks for the comments!

I have no clue to why there is such differences between the quality of the amber enclosed insects.
This one looks like there is a thin layer of gas/air covering the entire insect body. The other side of the subject is different and very milky.
When I have been in an amber shop my self - this one I bought on the internet - I have tried to choose specimens that are clear and where the insect is as close to the
surface as possible.

Even when the polishing is well done - as in this case - there tend to bee some surface imperfections that can be handeled by submerging the amber in glycerol
or microscope oil. In this case I did not do this becasue it looks like one of the legs has penetrated the surface.

Here is a cropped picture showing the red eye part at 100%

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to thank Rik and Charles for the information - in this thread; www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29110 that made me realise that a shorter tube length than nominal would help me to make an OK picture of the pollen grain with a NA 0.50 lens.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume this is a depth map generated from the stack, extruded and textured?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheLostVertex wrote:
I assume this is a depth map generated from the stack, extruded and textured?


Hi and thanks for the question, I answered here in the new thread:
http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=204576#204576
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great shots! Really well done!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful stuff. Did you polish down the surface yourself, and how would that be done?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool. Love the first image.
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