Crystals

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pwnell
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Location: Tsawwassen, Canada

Crystals

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The first two images are from melts / solutions I made. What is different from my other pictures of these crystals before, is that I could photograph them now at 40x revealing some details I could not see earlier. Also, reflected polarised illumination reveals different structures and patterns than transmitted polarized light.

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20130718-DSLR_IMG_0087.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Potassium Ferricyanide, 40/0.6, POL

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20130718-DSLR_IMG_0100-Edit.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Benzoic Acid melted, 40/0.6, EPI-POL

I have a piece of Calcite crystal which I photographed under UV excitation, where it shines bright white / rose depending on the UV wavelength used. I thought maybe I can see something nice under the microscope as well. It indeed did fluoresce but the beauty does not come from what I had expected. Once I switched over to reflected polarized illumination and my LWD PlanApo 40x/0.6 objective (that has correction for 0 - 2mm) I could image these strange formations deep within the crystal itself.

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20130725-DSLR_IMG_0511.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Calcite, 40x/0.6, EPI-XC-POL

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20130725-DSLR_IMG_0516.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Calcite, 40x/0.6, EPI-XC-POL

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20130725-DSLR_IMG_0517.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Calcite, 40x/0.6, EPI-XC-POL

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20130725-DSLR_IMG_0519.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Calcite, 40x/0.6, EPI-XC-POL
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20130725-DSLR_IMG_0521.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Calcite, 40x/0.6, EPI-XC-POL

rekuwi
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Location: Wiesbaden, Deutschland

Post by rekuwi »

Hallo Waldo,

:shock: beautiful colours!

Best wishes
Regi

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