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by NikonUser
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: First few days of micro
Replies: 10
Views: 204

subject drifting

Zerene does an incredible job to correct for this. I have had specimens in water that moved considerably between frames.

By checking "Align each frame against first frame separately" in Preferences, all frames line up.
by NikonUser
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: First few days of micro
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: First few days of micro

Your image does seem to be less sharp than I would expect from that lens. I just happened to be photographing a bug head with the same objective, Nikon D7200, 98 frames @ 0.006 mm. 2 diffused flashes, Zerene PMax. Original frames were RAW and processed in Adobe RAW and saved as .tif Small image is t...
by NikonUser
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: Olympus BH-2 Camera adapter
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Olympus BH-2 Camera adapter

That's a BHS, a superb scope; I have the same. You need an Olympus NFK projection eyepiece, preferably a 2.5x. Simplest way, and cheapest, is to support the camera (no lens) at 150 mm (I believe that is the correct distance) above the NFK. I have a wooden frame that holds my Nikon DSLR. A cardboard ...
by NikonUser
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Floppy-ear Bunnies
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Floppy-ear Bunnies

As you likely know, they are tiny. They were collected a few days ago in a Berlese Funnel sample along with quite a few large hairy elongate species. Weather here is cool to cold and obvious wildlife is absent. So, collected some old leaves in odd corners of the garden and ran them through the funne...
by NikonUser
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Floppy-ear Bunnies
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Floppy-ear Bunnies

Yes, they belong to the 4th Oder in the following classification:

Class Collembola - Springtails and allies

Order Poduromorpha
Order Entomobryomorpha - Elongate-bodied Springtails
Order Neelipleona
Order Symphypleona - Globular Springtails
by NikonUser
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Floppy-ear Bunnies
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Floppy-ear Bunnies

If not, then what ?
Nikon D7200 CFN 10x finite, Zerene stack
by NikonUser
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: An assorted mix, including a Mystery Critter Quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: An assorted mix, including a Mystery Critter Quiz

What - no prize for correctly guessing!
How about Scorpions of the Pseudo type?
by NikonUser
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Hand sectioning; plants
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

Re: Hand sectioning; plants

The only blades my pharmacy had were Wilkinson Sword, made in Germany. I bought a pack, of 10, $14.00 !!
These are the ones I used.
Still waiting for my stains, from the UK.
by NikonUser
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Hand sectioning; plants
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

Hand sectioning; plants

In this month's Micscape Magazine there is an interesting technique: http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html I have tried to hand cut sections using several methods, none worked! This method works at almost no cost. Here is a section of a Hydrangea flower stem. I have only zoological stain...
by NikonUser
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Dream Prince
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

Re: Dream Prince

Rana temporaria
by NikonUser
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Searching for image stacks for AI training
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Re: Searching for image stacks for AI training

I still have the 13 images that made this final image; any use?
by NikonUser
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Help needed: DIC components necessary for my Oly
Replies: 31
Views: 5877

Re: Help needed: DIC components necessary for my Oly

Possibly irrelevant!
I have an Olympus BH2/BHS with DIC; very simple setup, explained in the Oly brochure.
Images likely not as good as more modern DIC's but may be worth the hassle your having
Old image here; scroll down:
http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... 14&t=12995
by NikonUser
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Two interesting spiders
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: Two interesting spiders

Love it !
by NikonUser
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Earthworm
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Re: Earthworm

This one and your sunflower X-section are nice images. However, they would be more interesting if there was some interpretation of the various morphological parts. I guess what I am saying is that "art" is good but I would prefer "science"; why not both ?
by NikonUser
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: First photos and image editing
Replies: 17
Views: 4850

Re: First photos and image editing

It is obvious that you are not happy with your Cyclops image; and I am a loss as to why it turned out so poorly.
I took this image years ago with my BHS and DPlan objective and 2.5x NFK. I have forgotten what power objective I used.
This is the quality I would expect you to get with your equipment.