Category: Observations and pictures



How to make macro images

This time I’d like to talk about a topic which is only indirectly related to microscopy: macro imaging.



Volvox is a fresh water green algae and a member of the Chlorophyta.


Dandelion parachute ball up close

This is one of the first tries taking pictures with my new Sigma objective, and I have to admit that I’m very satisfied with the lens.

Ranunculus repens pollen in bright field

Ranunculus (Buttercup) pollen

Spring time is pollen time! Here are two images of Ranunculus repens (the Creeping Buttercup or Creeping Crowfoot) pollen.

human hair

Human hair under the microscope

Today I’d like to show you a nice microscopic picture, which I took several years ago of two human hair.

Bacteria in phase contrast

Phase Contrast microscopy makes specimens of low contrast appear with greater contrast.

Trichinella spiralis – the “pork worm”

Trichinella spiralis is the smallest nematode parasite in humans. It causes the disease trichinosis. It is also one of the most wide spread parasites of the world. It can be contracted by eating raw or half-cooked pork or wild game animals.


Mitosis stages of the Lily

Mitosis stages of the lily flower. The chromosomes are well visible.


Buttercup (Ranunculus repens) Root

Vascular tissue of a Buttercup, Ranunculus, root.


The Tick (Ixodidae)

A tick in dark field. Ticks are parasites that feed on blood. They are known to transmit a variety of diseases, such as Lyme disease (borreliosis) and tick-borne encephalitis.

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