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by Aenima
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Man-faced beetle pano using microscope
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: Man-faced beetle pano using microscope

Skillful work, Aenima. You should be proud! I, too, am guilty of ebay insect scavenging! Well worth it! The detail in the hairs on the hind tarsus is very nice. p.s. I am now following you on flickr... do you have 2 flickr accounts? Thanks guys - much appreciated. :) pretty impressed with that 'Ext...
by Aenima
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Man-faced beetle pano using microscope
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: Man-faced beetle pano using microscope

Beautiful. Did you do any post processing or is the pic basically a raw image? Yeah, i did some clean-up in post-processing - there were some missing areas of the pano, as well as a lot of dust on the sensor - also the background was uneven from using auto white balance and some issues with lightin...
by Aenima
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Man-faced beetle pano using microscope
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: Man-faced beetle pano using microscope

hehe cheers - it was a little bit too ambitious for my skill level to try a panorama that size and detail - so many mistakes and glitches to be zooming in like that, but i did learn a few things and hopefully next time can compromise with a smaller project, but one that's done better. That Extrazoom...
by Aenima
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Man-faced beetle pano using microscope
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: Man-faced beetle pano using microscope

thanks guys

just trying a link to a larger image via extrazoom - even 8000 pixels wide its only part of it's size - the full image is just over a gig :D


http://extrazoom.com/image-100082.html?s=huln50x50


no idea how to use the embed options so its just a link :P

thanks for looking
by Aenima
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Man-faced beetle pano using microscope
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Man-faced beetle pano using microscope

Found this nice beetle on ebay - has missing parts (leg, antenna) sometimes I get 'A2' or 'A3' condition specimens cheaply for practicing photography.

Panorama using leitz 2.5x objective.



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larger image link https://flic.kr/p/Pek6zy
by Aenima
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: a kind of Amoeba?
Replies: 10
Views: 3473

Re: a kind of Amoeba?

thanks SunshineLW - great links and info. Yeah, I wasn't really sure about the entamoeba - it was just the only picture that I could find via basic google search - the dark round bits seemed similar, but everything else was wrong. :) Once I had more to go by, I found many similar images and could mo...
by Aenima
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: a kind of Amoeba?
Replies: 10
Views: 3473

Re: a kind of Amoeba?

Helpful video. :) The pseudopods are lobose (somewhat tubular, blunt-ended), and it's clearly an amoebozoan. Cuxlander's suggestion seems like a very good one! Ferry's site has a section on microcoryciids (which seem to be found in moss, and include some purplish species): https://www.arcella.nl/mi...
by Aenima
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Genus Simocephalus
Replies: 13
Views: 1858

Re: Genus Simocephalus

thats awesome - i always struggle when focus stacking transparent subjects - all the details usually blend into a mess in the final image.

Great stuff. :)
by Aenima
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: a kind of Amoeba?
Replies: 10
Views: 3473

Re: a kind of Amoeba? (vid added)

here is a (rather sketchy) video showing one of these 'cookie amoeba's with extended pseudopods - unfortunately the view is jiggled around quite a lot due to a curious rotifer butting in and paying very close attention to the amoeba :) apologies for the lighting and other issues - i was adjusting th...
by Aenima
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: worm (oligochaete?) 10x
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: worm (oligochaete?) 10x

Very nice! Looks like a promotional video for GUF! ;) hehe, yeah i am loving the GUF - i have it set up so that i can quickly switch from a 10x with the 'DIC-like' effect, to a 4x objective giving a decent dark field effect - the filter sits just right to use it in either DF or oblique mode without...
by Aenima
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: a kind of Amoeba?
Replies: 10
Views: 3473

Re: a kind of Amoeba?

wow, great help - many thanks Bruce, for the knowledgeable info and cuxlander your suggestion does look like it matches visually, - i quickly realised i was rather out of my depth trying to identify this amoeba myself - especially just using a google search of 'amoeba' :P so it's nice to be able to ...
by Aenima
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: worm (oligochaete?) 10x
Replies: 3
Views: 871

worm (oligochaete?) 10x

QAgyfLbm4QA Close up aquatic worm - i believe it is an Oligochaete but its only a vague ID - i saw someone refer to one of these as a Bristle-Worm i think? Gradient universal filter was used with 10x leitz obj, canon dslr in Eos-movie record software. Thanks for looking. :) https://youtu.be/QAgyfLb...
by Aenima
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Difflugia sp. - a testate lobose amoeba
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: Difflugia sp. - a testate lobose amoeba

really nice captures :)
by Aenima
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Darkfield Puente Formation Centric Diatoms
Replies: 14
Views: 1822

Re: Darkfield Puente Formation Centric Diatoms

Woah, :o those dark field shots are really nice - DF certainly provides a very attractive result with those diatoms.
by Aenima
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stentor dividing
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Stentor dividing

Pls. keep on sharing this nice videos :-) thank you ImperatorRex - i certainly have plenty of video footage, its not all as good and interesting as the Stentor division though :P I tend to record video when i have a vague plan to try and identify the subject later - but don't get around to processi...
by Aenima
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: a kind of Amoeba?
Replies: 10
Views: 3473

Re: a kind of Amoeba?

thanks 75RR, i am forging ahead with that link, although it's unfamiliar territory for me - i don't fully understand a lot of the technical terms, so have to go with the images and hope to stumble onto a match visually. :) I will sort out some video footage once i get onto my laptop - might be somet...
by Aenima
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Aile de mouche
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Aile de mouche

And I use liquid glycerine because its diffraction index is 1.47 while the water is 1.33 Cordialement seb thanks! :) i thought at first it might have been used to slow critters down, but i noticed it used on a non-moving subject and realised my theory was wrong :P i assume the diffraction index of ...
by Aenima
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: a kind of Amoeba?
Replies: 10
Views: 3473

a kind of Amoeba?

Hi, Wondering what this type of amoeba is, if it IS an amoeba? I am seeing a lot of them, mostly in my moss and rainwater samples - when I google 'amoeba' I can only find images of the standard shapeless type that seems made of oozing liquid, but these seem to be more solid - I know they're not, but...
by Aenima
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Algae and friends
Replies: 6
Views: 1116

Re: Algae and friends

wow really nice - the vorticella{?} shot is my fave, coz I like seeing those 'coiled spring' shapes when they're contracted. :)
by Aenima
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stentor dividing
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Stentor dividing

cheers fellas :) I think the cell division and reproduction process of these Cilliates and other micro critters is one of the highlights of owning a microscope - if I ever catch it happening - although I don't always recognise it - I try to follow it {and record if possible) to the end. I have captu...
by Aenima
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stentor dividing
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Stentor dividing

As per the title really - I think it was an awesome thing to have witnessed, and even better to have recorded it. You guys have likely seen it quite a few times over the years, but for me this is a first. :geek: :D G8-iJrWh-CU best watched in high quality as the compression was pretty drastic. link ...
by Aenima
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Aile de mouche
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Aile de mouche

those are awesome images - what do you use the glycerin for, if you don't mind me asking? i keep seeing glycerin mentioned but don't know what it's used for :P

That first image is excellent btw. :)
by Aenima
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: another Paramecium image [GUF]
Replies: 8
Views: 1453

Re: another Paramecium image [GUF]

Properly done GUF or oblique mask won't reduce resolution (because light angle does not change); they only increase contrast, which is unlike closing condenser diaphragm (which reduces resolution and increases contrast). In most transmission brightfield microscopy, we usually don't lack resolution;...
by Aenima
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: another Paramecium image [GUF]
Replies: 8
Views: 1453

Re: another Paramecium image [GUF]

thanks ZZFFNN My main concern really is whether the oblique mask, or GUF - because it takes up so much of the underneath of the condenser, whether it reduces resolution or otherwise degrades the image as a result - a bit like closing the diaphrm reduces resolution in favour of contrast - does the GU...
by Aenima
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Puente Formation Diatoms Oblique Stacks
Replies: 15
Views: 1955

Re: Puente Formation Diatoms Oblique Stacks

wow, really nice detail - second and last two images are especially good.

lol edit; "last three images" would have been a better way to put it :P
by Aenima
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: another Paramecium image [GUF]
Replies: 8
Views: 1453

Re: another Paramecium image [GUF]

thank you GaryB and 75RR. :) I would usually raise ISO up to from 800 to 3200 depending on the illumination - 3200 is pretty extreme case though, and for still objects i normally hover between 100 and 200 iso with shutter at around 1/20 but for moving subjects i try to use 1/125 or thereabouts. :) I...
by Aenima
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: another Paramecium image [GUF]
Replies: 8
Views: 1453

another Paramecium image [GUF]

My personal results from using the gradient filter are sometimes hit and miss, but I kinda like the look of this Paramecium shot - I had to raise the ISO right up for a faster shutter speed so its a bit noisy - seemed to turn out okay though with some noise-reduction in photoshop. Really glad to hav...
by Aenima
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Marine Diatom (Live)
Replies: 16
Views: 2146

Re: Marine Diatom (Live)

that is excellent work - think I might prefer the live diatom shots with the colour present, but they are all interesting subjects to photograph with some amazing images posted here. :)
by Aenima
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Paramecium B.
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: Paramecium B.

thank you GaryB IanW SunshineLW and Vasselle - i've since managed to record a video of this paramecium type after finding one sitting still doing it's business for several minutes - good opportunity for video :)

Will post it to youtube, after it's nearly destroyed by compression of course :P :geek:
by Aenima
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Paramecium? {also, Phase contrast?} video youtube
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: Paramecium? {also, Phase contrast?} video youtube

Radazz wrote:Wow! That is truly outstanding video!
Radazz
thank you Radazz. Really having fun with the phase objective :)