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by micro_pix
Mon May 10, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Sticky Marine Diatoms
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Sticky Marine Diatoms

Thanks for the kind comments. As well as forming the sticky pads, in the centre of the first photo you can see where the sticky mucilage (Extracellular Polymeric Substance) has been excreted more generally, trapping organic detritus. In the same sample of sand there were also tiny “mats” of silica g...
by micro_pix
Sun May 09, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Simple but good light (for nearly everything) at last...
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Simple but good light (for nearly everything) at last...

Thanks for sharing this very elegant solution! I must admit your precision diffusion-positioning-device made me smile.

Dave
by micro_pix
Sun May 09, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Sticky Marine Diatoms
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Sticky Marine Diatoms

Here are two species of marine diatoms that stick to each other to form chains and use the same "biological glue" to attach themselves to sand grains. They are reasonably large for diatoms, I was using a 10x objective. I've tried to capture the three dimensional shape of the first one in the last cr...
by micro_pix
Thu May 06, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Haze?
Replies: 23
Views: 455

Re: Haze?

To be clear, was the recommendation to turn off displaying the image after the exposure? On the camera screen - Yes, that was one of them. I haven’t tried the Android version. It’s worth monitoring a stack of >50 images to see if this is what’s happening. Dave
by micro_pix
Thu May 06, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Haze?
Replies: 23
Views: 455

Re: Haze?

I did raise the issue with WeMacro and was told:- ——— There are several factors that may make the chances of missing a photo higher, especially with Canon cameras......... 1,Please turn off the liveview on the camera screen while shooting.The switching back and forth of operating modes affects. 2,Tu...
by micro_pix
Wed May 05, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Haze?
Replies: 23
Views: 455

Re: Haze?

I have seen the same sort of results using WeMacro and WeMacro software on a Canon. It was missing firing the shutter occasionally, sometimes for 3 steps at a time when using live view and quiet mode 2 (EFCS). It didn’t happen if used mechanical shutter with a long exposure and second curtain flash....
by micro_pix
Wed May 05, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Kokushoku Musou
Replies: 3
Views: 1801

Re: Kokushoku Musou

I have just used Musou Black paint on the inside of Thor Labs (threaded) SM2 tubes (the lens hood and mounting tubes on my Scanner Nikkor 8000ED) . I bought an airbrush kit and connected it via a regulator/filter to my 30L workshop compressor. I diluted the paint and applied a few thin coats. I’m ve...
by micro_pix
Wed May 05, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Stereo Bramble Rust Lesion
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Stereo Bramble Rust Lesion

Thanks Pau.
by micro_pix
Mon May 03, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Stereo Bramble Rust Lesion
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Stereo Bramble Rust Lesion

This is a lesion in a bramble stem caused by (and full of the spores of) the Pale Bramble Rust fungus - Kuehneola uredinis . Dave . Kuehneola uredinis 2021-05-01-16.14.jpg . . . Cross-Eyed Stereo Kuehneola uredinis 10x Olympus UPlanFl lesion_4.jpg . . Cross-Eyed Stereo Kuehneola uredinis 5x Olympus ...
by micro_pix
Mon May 03, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Sweet Amino
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Sweet Amino

Very nice!

Dave
by micro_pix
Sat May 01, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Personal parasite.
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: Personal parasite.

Thanks.

I used a couple of very diffused flash units set at shallow angle.

Dave
by micro_pix
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Table for macro rig
Replies: 21
Views: 848

Re: Table for macro rig

I’m with you Lou! 100kgs and the moment from those long legs would make short work of glue and screws!

Dave
by micro_pix
Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Personal parasite.
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: Personal parasite.

Deanimator wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:16 pm

I'm lucky I missed all of that.

Good luck.
Thanks! Great to see you have your gear set up and working again after your very traumatic year!

Dave