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by Cyclops
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Tip of a Horsetail frond at various magnifications
Replies: 34
Views: 4079

Re: Tip of a Horsetail frond at various magnifications

charlie g wrote:Your mobile gave excellent image capture for field work! way to go, Cyclops! Charlie guevara
Thanks!
by Cyclops
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Tip of a Horsetail frond at various magnifications
Replies: 34
Views: 4079

Re: Tip of a Horsetail frond at various magnifications

billbillt wrote:Is that a mirror you are using on the stage to help reflect the light??...
BillT
A white disk of polystyrene
by Cyclops
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Tip of a Horsetail frond at various magnifications
Replies: 34
Views: 4079

Re: Tip of a Horsetail frond at various magnifications

billbillt wrote:Great images... Is this with dark field from your "cheap but great" scope?...
BillT
No I used the LED light for reflected light microscopy
Image
by Cyclops
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: How to Know the Protozoa
Replies: 9
Views: 3101

Re: How to Know the Protozoa

I saw one of these on crustaceans come up on bookmooch but it was in America
by Cyclops
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: A favourite old book of mine
Replies: 8
Views: 2588

Re: A favourite old book of mine

I will look for some of those older books on bookmooch.com , a free book exchange site.
by Cyclops
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Fungus Gnat head
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: Fungus Gnat head

Thanks Judd
by Cyclops
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Tip of a Horsetail frond at various magnifications
Replies: 34
Views: 4079

Tip of a Horsetail frond at various magnifications

I found a Horsetail growing in the garden and broke off a piece, set up my LED for reflected microscopy and took some shots with my phone over the eyepiece. 20 100 200 and 250x http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Dawnrider/Micro%20Worlds/20x_zps9pf3kcpt.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Da...
by Cyclops
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Fungus Gnat head
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: Fungus Gnat head

billbillt wrote:Another very good pic... What is the "LS2015" marking there if I might ask?...
BillT
My initials and the year
by Cyclops
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Fungus Gnat head
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Fungus Gnat head

2 photos at slightly different focus points combined in PicsArt on my phone

Image
by Cyclops
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Protists ID help Needed
Replies: 14
Views: 2390

Re: Protists ID help Needed

75RR wrote:Nice image.

Have you had a look in the The Ciliate Diversity Chart?

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=806
I love that chart!
by Cyclops
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: A favourite old book of mine
Replies: 8
Views: 2588

Re: A favourite old book of mine

einman wrote:

Cyclops who was the publisher of this book? Chatto and Windus
Parent company Random House
Founded 1855
Founder John Camden Hotten, Andrew Chatto, W. E. Windus
Country of origin United Kingdom

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatto_%26_Windus
by Cyclops
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Protists ID help Needed
Replies: 14
Views: 2390

Re: Protists ID help Needed

I wish I knew my protists, I need a book
by Cyclops
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: A favourite old book of mine
Replies: 8
Views: 2588

A favourite old book of mine

I've had this book for years, and I love it. In fact I'm gonna read it again. Never come across another copy or heard of the author before. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Dawnrider/PicsArt_1439415307374_zpsd7hkrpk2.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Dawnrider/PicsArt_1439415380926_zpsg...
by Cyclops
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: Fresh-Water Biology, Ward & Whipple 1918
Replies: 6
Views: 2576

Re: Fresh-Water Biology, Ward & Whipple 1918

Downloaded, its ruddy huge!
by Cyclops
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: How to Know the Protozoa
Replies: 9
Views: 3101

Re: How to Know the Protozoa

That looks great!
by Cyclops
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: A thrip (Thunder Fly-thisanoptera) video
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: A thrip (Thunder Fly-thisanoptera) video

JimT wrote:Forgot what your "Cheap" scope is but looks to me like it does a good job. Maybe a little more than necessary sharpening in post processing (I hope you don't mind the input) but a very good still image.
Thanks. I can do a lot better using Photoshop on my pc but that's upstairs and I'm a lazy sod ;)
by Cyclops
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: A thrip (Thunder Fly-thisanoptera) video
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: A thrip (Thunder Fly-thisanoptera) video

Thanks. A lot of post processing in PicsArt though
by Cyclops
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Amoeba
Replies: 13
Views: 2199

Re: Amoeba

I've still yet to find any amoeba!
by Cyclops
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Aspergillus sp. (mold)
Replies: 13
Views: 1745

Re: Aspergillus sp. (mold)

Fabulous
by Cyclops
Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: A thrip (Thunder Fly-thisanoptera) video
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

A thrip (Thunder Fly-thisanoptera) video

Well two actually. Those wings look amazing under darkfield!





by Cyclops
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My basic monocular
Replies: 19
Views: 4534

Re: My basic monocular

Here's one of the ways I get images/videos with it, very hit and miss.
Image

That's a Gall Fly (Cecidomyidae) being imaged
by Cyclops
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Young Dandelion leaf with a surprise
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Young Dandelion leaf with a surprise

Thanks guys
by Cyclops
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Paramecium bursaria
Replies: 13
Views: 1969

Re: Paramecium bursaria

So good!
by Cyclops
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Amoeba
Replies: 13
Views: 2199

Re: Amoeba

Wow very nice. And an unusual amoeba!
by Cyclops
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Owl Midge wing scales
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: Owl Midge wing scales

The same image but captured with my usually superior Canon compact produces an image with lots of apparent CA!

Image
by Cyclops
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Owl Midge wing scales
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Owl Midge wing scales

I found a dead Owl Midge (Psychodidae) and popped it under the scope. It was quite bulky so hard to see. Anyway it got blown off the slide and left behind these wing scales. 100x (5x20) Darkfield illumination Captured with my phone http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Dawnrider/Micro%20Worlds/PicsA...
by Cyclops
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Young Dandelion leaf with a surprise
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Young Dandelion leaf with a surprise

Picked a young leaf on a Dandelion seedling as I knew it would be thinner than one from an adult plant and viewed at 100x http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Dawnrider/Micro%20Worlds/PicsArt_1439296409344_zps9x4w5gzu.jpg Then I noticed something moving-an aphid nymph was underneath the leaf and I ...
by Cyclops
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: An unexpected bonus!
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

Re: An unexpected bonus!

gekko wrote:Very cool indeed! Did you use the 4x objective?
Initially yes but it is very small so for this photo I used my 20x to give 100x total