Polarised desmids

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Wim van Egmond
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Polarised desmids

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A small series of images of desmids with crossed polars. I was inspired by some of the great postings in this forum. Not that it is the first time I make images with this technique. But it has been a long time ago that I crossed the polars! :)

I am not so much a fan of too bright colors so I kept the images quite dark. It makes the images more mysterious I think. And it fits a bit more with my gloomy personality. :) I also removed the deep pink by desaturating it. In the last picture I turned the pink towards blue. I did this in lightroom. It works easy in this application.

Wim


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Post by Charles Krebs »

It is rather interesting the way desmids react to this type of lighting. I like the way you've "toned down" the resulting color a little here.

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Post by Jacek »

last very nice

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Wim, very nice, specially the last one.

Rogelio

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Very nice job Wim :wink:

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Re: Polarised desmids

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Hi Wim,

just wonderful photos, it seems to be Micrasterias thomasiana,
except the last one...

Greetings to the Netherlands

Jens
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Post by Wim van Egmond »

Thank you friends!

I like the second because the little crystals light up as little jewels. But M rotata is more spectacular than M thomasiana. But I only found one rotata between thousands of thomasianas.

And greetings back to Germany, Jens. Sad to hear about the floodings in your country. We did send our king but I am not sure if that will be helpfull.

Wim

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Hi again,

yes, that's a bad situation in the southern and eastern parts of Germany.
If your new king has some guys with large pumps it might help... ;-)

Yours

Jens

Wim van Egmond wrote: And greetings back to Germany, Jens. Sad to hear about the floodings in your country. We did send our king but I am not sure if that will be helpfull.

Wim

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