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Microworld Magic

#1 Post by billporter1456 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:45 pm

I haven’t been doing much with the microscopy hobby lately, but I got a sample of pond water today and saw something that lent itself to creating a little story. My trained rotifers and ciliates created an amazingly symmetrical and balanced work of art.


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#2 Post by gekko » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:17 pm

A typical Bill Porter video: entertaining and holds one's interest until the end. The simplicity belies the extraordinary patience that this must have entailed. Beautiful, Bill!

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#3 Post by billporter1456 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:22 pm

gekko wrote:A typical Bill Porter video: entertaining and holds one's interest until the end. The simplicity belies the extraordinary patience that this must have entailed. Beautiful, Bill!
Thank you, gekko! On this one, capturing the action required very little patience as it was less than 5 minutes from when I spotted the cells until they assumed the form shown at the end of the video. The only time consuming part was creating the captions and synchronizing them with the images. As you know, I like to find a way to create a bit of a story when possible.

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#4 Post by gekko » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:23 pm

billporter1456 wrote:
gekko wrote:A typical Bill Porter video: entertaining and holds one's interest until the end. The simplicity belies the extraordinary patience that this must have entailed. Beautiful, Bill!
Thank you, gekko! On this one, capturing the action required very little patience as it was less than 5 minutes from when I spotted the cells until they assumed the form shown at the end of the video. The only time consuming part was creating the captions and synchronizing them with the images. As you know, I like to find a way to create a bit of a story when possible.
So then they really did listen to you :) .

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#5 Post by billporter1456 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:25 pm

gekko wrote:So then they really did listen to you :) .
That's the "magic" part!

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#6 Post by Tom Jones » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:14 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

You didn't even need the whip!

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#7 Post by billbillt » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:40 am

Another wonderful and entertaining video from the master!!... thanks for sharing!...

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#8 Post by zzffnn » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:11 am

Mr. Porter is indeed the magical protist wizard :mrgreen:

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#9 Post by kit1980 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:43 am

This is great!
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#10 Post by Johann » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:17 am

Lol. Classic :)
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#11 Post by billporter1456 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:07 pm

Thanks to all who watched and commented! While it's kind of fun to make the videos, it's nice when someone actually watching them. Sorry that I haven't been a more active participant on this forum lately. I noticed some great photos and videos have been posted over the past few weeks.

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#12 Post by 75RR » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:43 pm

A very enjoyable and nicely shot video - thanks
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#13 Post by billporter1456 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:58 pm

75RR wrote:A very enjoyable and nicely shot video - thanks
I'm glad you liked it, 75RR. I know it's not everyone's "cup of tea."

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#14 Post by Radazz » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:49 pm

This is truly delightful!
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#15 Post by billporter1456 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:43 pm

Radazz wrote:This is truly delightful!
Thanks, Radazz! BTW, I envy you that Wild M20. :mrgreen:

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#16 Post by Radazz » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:17 pm

My pride and joy.
My brother worked at the local medical school hospital for 30 years, and he rescued several microscopes on the way to the dumpster. This is what the school did with equipment over 20 years old.
Got some nice scopes to clean up and sell, and I immediately appropriated a Zeiss Standard with a trinocular head and phase contrast condenser, and among them was this old black scope with a weird aluminum rig screwed to the stage that looked like they shoved large slides into it one after the other.
I was so intrigued by this setup I didn't realize what I was holding. Then I looked under the front edge and saw the Wild Heerbrugg Switzerland logo.
After running in circles making monkey noises (on the inside), I saw that I had about 80% of an m20 and I knew I had to restore it no matter what it took. It even had a pair of Unitron WFH10XR brass occulars.
I immediately hit eBay for the missing parts and within a month had it up and running.
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#17 Post by Radazz » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:20 pm

Sorry had to post, iPad having a sh*t fit.

Anyway, I thought the Zeiss was the finest microscope I would ever lay my hands on, but I was wrong.
I'm in heaven.

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#18 Post by JimT » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:26 pm

Been away for a bit but what a great treat to return to. So, you are the rotifer whisper.

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#19 Post by billporter1456 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:07 pm

JimT wrote:Been away for a bit but what a great treat to return to. So, you are the rotifer whisper.
Thanks, JimT! Yep, I've learned their secret language. :lol:

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