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by micro_pix
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Personal parasite.
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Personal parasite.

I've probably seen them close up before, but don't remember the mouth parts looking like that. Of course the pictures I saw probably weren't from the UK, so probably a different species of tick...... Thanks Deanimator. I think that they are all pretty similar. The main mouth parts are really just t...
by micro_pix
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Personal parasite.
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Personal parasite.

Thanks mark and Lou,

they are very common around here and those "Tick Twisters" do a great job of getting them off easily without leaving anything behind.

Dave
by micro_pix
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Personal parasite.
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Personal parasite.

I spotted this tiny Tick feasting on my arm after a walk in the forest so I got out my trusty "O'Tom Tick Twister", pulled it out and took it's picture with a Canon M50 MkII through a Raynox 5320pro tube lens and Olympus 20xLMPlanFl.
Dave

Ixodes tick mouthparts.
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by micro_pix
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Magma flow
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Magma flow

I found a dovetail to M42 adapter on Ebay, from Spain, I used a couple of short Thor Labs tubes and a SM2 to Canon EOS adapter. I did a quick test of direct projection vs PE 2.5x on my APS-C I didn’t see a big quality difference, a little more CA with the photo-eyepiece. As I have FF canon I tend to...
by micro_pix
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Pair of butterflies
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Pair of butterflies

Wow! Great photo, lovely colours.

Dave
by micro_pix
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Magma flow
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Magma flow

houstontx wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:22 pm
....... I think this looks like an underground river of magma.
I can see that - very nice! What sensor size are you using? Is the 0.32x to get the full image on an APS-C sized sensor.

Dave
by micro_pix
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: When is a clam not a clam?
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: When is a clam not a clam?

Maybe it’s the structure, even when broken the thin edges only showed the slightest hint of colour. The shells I had were closed and empty, I have no idea how old they are. I have photographed Ooids (calcite sand grain) under x polars and they where bright white against a black background - so aniso...
by micro_pix
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: When is a clam not a clam?
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: When is a clam not a clam?

Interestingly the marine ostracod shells didn’t really show any colours under cross polarisation.

Dave
by micro_pix
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Polyvar Polylite SC
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Polyvar Polylite SC

That is a great looking microscope! Excellent results!

Dave
by micro_pix
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: B&W
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: B&W

I agree, the last one looks just like an illustration and the moth head has a great tonal range.

Dave
by micro_pix
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Bdelloid rotifer: Adineta vaga minor
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Bdelloid rotifer: Adineta vaga minor

Wow! Excellent video and stunning detail!

Dave.
by micro_pix
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: When is a clam not a clam?
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: When is a clam not a clam?

Excellent! I hadn't ever considered looking at them under polarised light. I still have some empty shells so I'll have a look at those.

Dave
by micro_pix
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Spring Sphagnum Squeeze
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: Spring Sphagnum Squeeze

Thanks! Something else I found in the same spot was a filament of Spirogyra that had produced a couple of asexual aplanospores, the other filament in the image is a Zygnema I believe. Dave . Spirogyra with aplanospores. 2021-04-08-23.37.jpg . From the same sample are a couple of diatoms with a Heliz...