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microthings
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Desmid

Post by microthings »

I am fairly new to the microscope hobby, so i still have a lot to learn. Amazing photo's here in the forum! I hope i can improve like that in the future :)

Found my first microorganisms yesterday, one of them is a Desmid (I think)
Maybe someone can help me with a more specific name?

objective used 40x
2 photos stitched together.

Also some video's on my blog.

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Desmid

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It's a Closterium, but many species look similar so it would be dificult for me to make a specific ID.
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Post by billporter1456 »

Hi microthings,

I'm pretty new at the hobby myself and can't ID very many organisms, but I know that Olympusman is correct. And yes, it is a Desmid. For some reason I find those little barium sulfate crystals in each end fun to watch as they jiggle around.

I'm sure you will enjoy exploring the world of micro-organisms and I know you will find the people here on this forum helpful in many ways.

Regards,
Bill

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nice

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Post by _Michal_ »

Nice photo!
Best regards
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Post by microthings »

Thx everyone!
Olympusman, I'm happy with the extra info!
It's like billporter1456 said, very hard to name them as newbie.
I also like the jiggling things in the end :) i have it on video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO-pYjiqqIY

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Very nice

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Nice photo

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Nice photo

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Thx!

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very nice
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Nice Closterium.

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Post by jswatts »

That's a lovely first image, microthings, and welcome to the adventure! You might improve your image a bit by setting your white balance on your camera to something more neutral, as your image has a green cast to it. A bit of image sharpening might help your image to pop a bit more as well. Keep up the good work =)

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Post by microthings »

Thx for the advice and comments!

I've tried to edit it a bit more, maybe it's a bit too much now?

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Sent you a pm with a possible way to edit the photo.

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