Barnacle cirrus. Polychaete chaetae

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Charles Krebs
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Barnacle cirrus. Polychaete chaetae

Post by Charles Krebs »

I was looking for some older photographs and came across a few that I had forgotten about. The first two are from a barnacle. Obviously I was amused by the tenacity of the solitary diatoms.

The second two are the bristles of a polychaete worm. I had posted a couple similar to these back in 2007, but these were done with the DIC dialed up to "unreal color". Normally I don't do that, but on second glance I sort of like them!

All were with the Olympus BHS. Darkfield for 1st image, DIC for the others. Objectives used (top to bottom ) were 4X, 20X, 40X and 100X (S Plan Apos).





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Post by Tom Jones »

Beautiful Charlie. I particularly like the composition of the first two. Your photography never ceases to amaze me! :D :D


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Post by Cactusdave »

The first two are fabulous images. I know just how difficult it is to get razor sharp results with a tiny diatom as in that first shot.
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