beard stubble

Every 30 days the site administrators will pick a favorite macro or close-up image from one of the "Macro and Close-up" galleries to be featured on the front page of the www.photomacrography.net website.

Moderators: rjlittlefield, ChrisR, Chris S., Pau

lothman
Posts: 716
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:00 am
Location: Stuttgart/Germany

beard stubble

Post by lothman »

Hi,
this is kind of a selfie, at least a very tiny portion of a selfie :D some beard stubbles from me.

Mitutoyo 20x; 3µm steps, 170 shots, backlight and LED from left and right.

best regards
Lothar
Stoppeln_20x_1024_pmg.jpg
(link to larger version)

rjlittlefield
Site Admin
Posts: 22300
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:34 am
Location: Richland, Washington State, USA
Contact:

Re: beard stubble

Post by rjlittlefield »

Lovely -- and admirably free of fine debris!

How did you collect and prepare the specimen?

--Rik

lothman
Posts: 716
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:00 am
Location: Stuttgart/Germany

Re: beard stubble

Post by lothman »

rjlittlefield wrote:
Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:14 am
How did you collect and prepare the specimen?
I rinsed my saftey razor in a bowl, the stubbles sank down. I poured the shaving soapy water off. Rinsed with very strong soap solution, then several times with water and finally Isopropanol.

For taking the shots I put the stubbles on a microscope slide and cleaned out some debris using a stereo microscope.


regards
Lothar

P.S.: by the way is there a new approach for the transparent foreground problem in conjunction with slabbing?

MarkSturtevant
Posts: 1501
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:52 pm
Location: Michigan, U.S.A.
Contact:

Re: beard stubble

Post by MarkSturtevant »

That is surprisingly interesting! One detail is that different hairs look to have different cross-sectional shapes.
Mark Sturtevant
Dept. of Still Waters

rjlittlefield
Site Admin
Posts: 22300
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:34 am
Location: Richland, Washington State, USA
Contact:

Re: beard stubble

Post by rjlittlefield »

"safety razor" -- that also explains the cleanly cut ends, versus the crushing I might expect from an electric razor.

"new approach for the transparent foreground problem in conjunction with slabbing?" -- no, sorry, not yet.

--Rik

PeteM
Posts: 91
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:06 am
Location: West Coast, USA

Re: beard stubble

Post by PeteM »

As intriguing a self portrait as I've seen. Looks to have been painted by an abstract artist.

AlP
Posts: 134
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:48 pm
Location: Alberta, Canada

Re: beard stubble

Post by AlP »

Very coooool.

lothman
Posts: 716
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:00 am
Location: Stuttgart/Germany

Re: beard stubble

Post by lothman »

on request :wink: here a link to a bigger file

best regards
Lothar

rjlittlefield
Site Admin
Posts: 22300
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:34 am
Location: Richland, Washington State, USA
Contact:

Re: beard stubble

Post by rjlittlefield »

Lovely! The larger version shows great details of the scaly surface of the hair.

--Rik

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic