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by The QCC
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: The little stone you kicked.
Replies: 0
Views: 334

The little stone you kicked.

While out walking have you ever kicked a little beige stone, then wondered what was inside it? Well this is what is inside a small beige stone I picked up. (After kicking it.) The photos are of a thin section approximately 65 microns thick. Taken with a Canon 1000D camera on two different microscope...
by The QCC
Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Concrete Construction Rubble
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Concrete and Asphalt comparison

The main difference between Concrete and Asphalt is the binding material. The base of both is construction aggregate and I believe the thin sections of Asphalt and Concrete bear this out. Asphalt http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/4291_T1Asphalt2_OZX_2_02_2.jpg http://www.photomacrography...
by The QCC
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Concrete Construction Rubble
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Concrete Construction Rubble

I picked up a chunk of concrete at a renovation site, ground it down real thin and polished it smoother than a billiard ball. This is what some concrete looks like under a polarizing microscope. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/4291_T1Rubble_MS03_OZX_1_0_1.jpg http://www.photomacrograph...
by The QCC
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Sometimes artifacts look better than the specimen.
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Sometimes artifacts look better than the specimen.

I started with a thin section of a Sea Urchin fossil. The photos of the Sea Urchin were uninspiring, but one edge showed striking colours. I am quite sure they are artifacts and not part of the specimen as they appeared on only one edge. Photos 2 - 4 were taken through a polarizing microscope. 2x ob...
by The QCC
Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Ice crystals or algae?
Replies: 3
Views: 639

From the Rock Shed

The algae fossil was purchased from the Rock Shed.
This is the description that came with the specimen.
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by The QCC
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Ice crystals or algae?
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Ice crystals or algae?

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/4291_20151114Algae_FS13_OZX_2_100_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/4291_20151114Algae_FS13_OZX_2_111_PMC_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/4291_20151114Algae_FS13_OZX_2_200_1.jpg If you guessed algae , you are correc...
by The QCC
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: A cave of treasures
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Artwork

Lovely piece of art.
by The QCC
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Xylitol. A natural sweetener.
Replies: 4
Views: 783

My best fan

Thank you carlos.uruguay.
by The QCC
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Xylitol. A natural sweetener.
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Xylitol. A natural sweetener.

"Xylitol looks and tastes like sugar, but has fewer calories and doesn’t raise blood sugar levels." The photos are from a large crystal specimen, approximately 24mm x 50mm. Photos 1 - 4 were taken through a compound polarizing microscope, (Labomed LB-592) with a Meiji 2.5x PL and a 2x obj. Photos 5 ...
by The QCC
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Printing
Replies: 4
Views: 2616

Lartge format prints

My sole use for microscope photos is to create large format gallery type prints.
I specialize in mineral and fossil thin sections I either make myself or purchase.

I have a HP Designjet 130nr PS printer and print on super heavy weight matte paper. Most prints are 16 x 24 with some as large a 24 x 48.
by The QCC
Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: A new genre of shrimp?
Replies: 1
Views: 489

A new genre of shrimp?

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Or a mistake cleaning a slide.
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While cleaning a slide with lens paper some threads were caught on a sharp edge of coral.
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by The QCC
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Xanthidium invasion
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Galaxy?

Have you determined what galaxy the invaders are from?
by The QCC
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: The many hues of Peridotite.
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Peridotite, a political map

Yes, I like photo 1 as well. It looks a bit like a political map of Europe.
by The QCC
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: The many hues of Peridotite.
Replies: 4
Views: 829

The many hues of Peridotite.

All photos were taken with a 2x objective and a 2.5x projection lens. Photo 1 is 25% of the full specimen. Photos 2 and 3 are in Plane and Crossed polarized light. Photos 4 and 5 show extinction and maxiximum transmission when the stage is rotated 36° Photo 6 really shows the many hues of Peridotite...
by The QCC
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: The mineral Porphyritic Rhyolite
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Porphyritic Rhyolite, Plane and Crossed Polarized light

Plane Polarized Light, 25x

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Same area, Crossed polars, 25x
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