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by micro_pix
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Vaginicola Builds a Home - Part 2
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

Fascinating to watch and beautifully produced. I know many higher animals with large brains that couldn't build their own homes!
by micro_pix
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Polarised Citric acid
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Thanks Charles,

yes I was mesmerized, I think I was looking at the same slide for around 3 hours!

David.
by micro_pix
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: A Vaginicola leaves a home and builds a new one
Replies: 17
Views: 2621

Riveting and fascinating.

I hope there's a happy ending!
by micro_pix
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus BH-2 Sliding Focus Block
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Many thanks Carl. Great work and very generous.
by micro_pix
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: A small Arcella
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Thanks Jacek.
by micro_pix
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: A small Arcella
Replies: 3
Views: 663

A small Arcella

I found this small Arcella case in a sample from a temporary flooded area in woodland. It is 55µm in diameter and the central aperture is 15µm. I had a look at http://www.arcella.nl/ and it looks like it might be Arcella hemisphaerica. Olympus 100X oil objective and a stack of around 40 photos. http...
by micro_pix
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Polarised Citric acid
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Hi,

Thanks for the comments. All of the images were with an Olympus 10X SPlan objective with no coverslip. They are all pretty much in scale with each other as there was very little cropping and no stacking.
by micro_pix
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Algae
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Thanks for the comments. I've realised that there is an advantage of tidying the background and filling it with a single colour - it reduces the jpg file size a lot so you can have less compression in the bits that matter. I think the two filaments are Spirogyras but I haven't worked out what the ob...
by micro_pix
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Polarised Citric acid
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Polarised Citric acid

Here are a few photos of my first attempt at photographing crystals with polarised light. I used Citric Acid in water. It took an age to evaporate and when I put the slide under the microscope I could only find one crystal. I looked at the image of it on the computer but it wasn't very interesting s...
by micro_pix
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Insects
Replies: 12
Views: 1568

Wow! They are all outstanding.
by micro_pix
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Algae
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Algae

I'd really like to produce a nice image of a Rotifer but I tried and I'm a long way off so I'm practising on things that don't move so fast! They were in the same sample of stream water and are individual stacks formed in to a composite image. Is that OK? - or too much editing.... the scale is the s...
by micro_pix
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Vorticella (with the new Sony A9)
Replies: 17
Views: 3142

Wow! That's very impressive.

Do you use special lighting or is that the standard lighting for the microscope?
by micro_pix
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: My first go at Nomarski DIC
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Thanks for the comments and the identification. I think I was trying to get the highest shutter speed by keeping the DIC effect at a minimum as it was moving. The stack and stitch has given me a large image but not a lot of useful detail - I much prefer your single shot hkv. I think I would need a 4...
by micro_pix
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: My first go at Nomarski DIC
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

My first go at Nomarski DIC

I've just set up Nomarski DIC on my microscope and here are some of my first images. All of the images are stacked. This is a larvae from a stream on acid heathland. It was my first try at stacking and stitching images taken on the microscope. The original image was 10,000 pixels wide. If anyone can...
by micro_pix
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Repairing the XY mechanical stage for the Olympus BH-2
Replies: 9
Views: 1539

Great work! Many thanks.