Amphipod

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Wim van Egmond
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Post by Wim van Egmond »

The sea is the most amazing source for microscopists. Book a holiday to the sea, take your microscope with you and throw out your plankton net.

Well, that is what I would like. The plankton bloom is about to start so I hope to take some new images soon. If I have time. This is still from last year. An amphipod shrimp that lives in red algae. Very hard to find the ID. Hopeless! :)

Wim

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Post by curt0909 »

That's a beauty

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Very nioce, I should try more dark field. :D

Rogelio

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Post by Mitch640 »

Wow, a very nice image. No help with the ID though.

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Post by Wim van Egmond »

What kind of forum is this? :) I have to do everything myself. O.k. I will stop being lazy and try to find an ID on my own.

Let's see. It could well be Ischyrocerus anguipes.

Wim

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Post by Mitch640 »

HAHA, I'd love to be able to help with ID's, but I don't even know where to start.

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Post by dariuskersulis »

Wim, is this is reflected light? Also how do you get your background so black? Do you darken in post processing? Beautiful photo by the way.

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Post by Marek Mis »

Wim,

wonderful image ! What optics have you used for this shot ? The colours, details and the contrast are amazing.

Marek

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Post by pwnell »

As an avid reefkeeper, I have taken many photos of amphipods and know how hard it can be due to their opaqueness. Very well done.
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Post by arturoag75 »

Very nice subject and superb shot :lol:
arturo

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Post by Wim van Egmond »

Thank you friends,

it was shot with a 10X neofluar and a stitch of 3 stacks. :) It is normal dark field. if you set it up well you can get a very deep black. I used a high NA condenser and immersed it with water. It is also a matter of making a good illumination.

Wim

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