What techniques are being used to get such clear pictures?

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What techniques are being used to get such clear pictures?

#1 Post by lperepol » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:06 pm

Tom Powers' nematodes seem to be extremely photogenic!!
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Re: What techniques are being used to get such clear pictures?

#2 Post by billbillt » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:41 pm

WOW!.. That is excellent!...

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Re: What techniques are being used to get such clear pictures?

#3 Post by Kilo_SSK » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:35 pm

I'd be interested as well by how such pictures were taken! I can't get something looking remotely that good with my eyes (well, my microscope's old, it does play a role), let alone with a camera...

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Re: What techniques are being used to get such clear pictures?

#4 Post by PeteM » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:02 pm

"Focus stacking" is used to produce these images. Basically a number of pictures are taken (digitally) at different depths -- to capture the entire depth of field. Then computer software combines these into a single image with amazing depth. You can search "focus stacking" for more information.

There's a lot more, of course, to carefully preparing and lighting specimens and having top quality equipment as well as skill.

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Re: What techniques are being used to get such clear pictures?

#5 Post by lperepol » Wed May 29, 2019 10:39 pm

I believe picture they are using differential interference contrast (DIC) for the picture.
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Re: What techniques are being used to get such clear pictures?

#6 Post by MichaelG. » Wed May 29, 2019 10:55 pm

Too many 'projects'

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