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by dragonblade
Thu May 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Birefringent painkiller crystal
Replies: 6
Views: 2067

Beautiful. And so refreshing to see a microscopic image captured on film these days. Out of curiosity, what film format did you shoot on - 35mm, medium format?
by dragonblade
Thu May 09, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: ID request on creek water samples
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Thankyou for confirming that the majority of the specimens are diatoms. Some of the shapes are a little different to images of diatoms I see elsewhere. I pretty much always collect mud in my water samples. Occasionally I do come across other things in the creek water like various kinds of ciliates. ...
by dragonblade
Thu May 09, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Water Flea
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Superb!
by dragonblade
Thu May 09, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: ID request on creek water samples
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

ID request on creek water samples

Here's some footage I shot from a sample of creek water in South Australia, Australia. In the first two clips, I'm assuming the larger specimen is a diatom? Though I'm not sure if the small subjects are diatoms or something else. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsRxwWmEXX8 https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by dragonblade
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: leaf cell structure
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

That stereo is superb. Great depth and great work!
by dragonblade
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Unusual star-shaped specimen in seawater
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Thankyou for the identification. Ive been intrigued by this thing for quite some time.
by dragonblade
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Insect decline
Replies: 26
Views: 16436

Over here in South Australia, there's been a noticeable decline in caterpillar species. I haven't seen the so-called grapevine caterpillars in many years. I consider myself somewhat fortunate to photograph a few individuals when I had the chance.
by dragonblade
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Unusual star-shaped specimen in seawater
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Unusual star-shaped specimen in seawater

I found this specimen in a sample of seawater from a rock pool (otherwise known as a tidal pool.) Obviously, it's very symmetrical and upon initial observation, I thought I was looking at a starfish - or what some people call a sea star. Though that cannot be because this thing was microscopic. I be...
by dragonblade
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Using a microscope to transfer super 8 movie film to digital
Replies: 4
Views: 2420

There are some pretty cheap scanners available. Never used one, but if you have a lot of films to convert it might be worth considering. That's certainly an option. And there's a guy on youtube who has some nice looking results with a flat bed scanner. Though he admits it's only suitable for Standa...
by dragonblade
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Using a microscope to transfer super 8 movie film to digital
Replies: 4
Views: 2420

Chris, interesting thinking. Yea I guess one could use a projector assembly that consists of film guides, pressure plate and claw. What some people have done is file away the gate to make it larger so that you see the entire film frame with no cropping. And in some cases, even the sprocket holes / f...
by dragonblade
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Using a microscope to transfer super 8 movie film to digital
Replies: 4
Views: 2420

Using a microscope to transfer super 8 movie film to digital

I'm a bit of an avid shooter of super 8 cine film but not as much as I used to be. Like many super 8 enthusiasts, Ive been looking around for a cost effective and good quality method of transferring super 8 to digital. Obviously, the best way to do this is frame by frame scanning. Some people have m...
by dragonblade
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: ID request
Replies: 1
Views: 433

ID request

I found these spherical organisms in some moss which I kept in rain water for a few days. I would be interested to know what they are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjGTLYn9v8I
by dragonblade
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Ciliate ID
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Ah thankyou for the ID. I had the impression that it was a well known and common kind of ciliate.
by dragonblade
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Ciliate ID
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Ciliate ID

I found some moss which I dumped into a container full of rain water. Examining the contents with my microscope, I was hoping to see some tardigrades but didn't have any luck. Instead, I found this ciliate. Just wondering if anyone would be able to identify it? I have seen this same organism in a vi...
by dragonblade
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Little ameba Euglypha house
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Beautiful footage.