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Water Mite

#1 Post by hkv » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:47 pm

I found a tiny (what I believe to be) Water Mite in a sample. It was redish/brown. The size was just bigger than a large copepod, so I managed to get most of it with 4X objective. It is a water mount with a thick layer of water and a coverglass resting on small blobs of bees wax. I tried all possible illumination techniques and they were all terrible. Halos, glare, over exposure, so I did not get a single stack with a decent result except for fluorescence. These are shot with EPI-fluo at around 400nm. Then stacked (some contains over 100 exposures).

4X UplanSAPO:

ImageWater Mite - Full Body by https://www.flickr.com/photos/micromundus/, on Flickr


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ImageWater Mite - Body by https://www.flickr.com/photos/micromundus/, on Flickr

10X UplanSAPO:

ImageWater Mite - Head by https://www.flickr.com/photos/micromundus/, on Flickr

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ImageWater Mite - Tail by https://www.flickr.com/photos/micromundus/, on Flickr

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Re: Water Mite

#2 Post by JimT » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:30 pm

Very good images. Fantastic detail.

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#3 Post by 75RR » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:37 pm

I tried all possible illumination techniques and they were all terrible. Halos, glare, over exposure, so I did not get a single stack with a decent result except for fluorescence.
Well worth the effort! Striking images
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#4 Post by billbillt » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:51 pm

I don't think I have ever seen a creature photographed in such clarity and incredible detail... Your photos make this look like one scary animal!...


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#5 Post by vasselle » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:59 pm

Bonjour
Superbe images.
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#6 Post by Manfred » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:51 am

Fascinating, well done...

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#7 Post by Francisco » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:46 pm

Very nice

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#8 Post by hkv » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:56 pm

Thanks you all for your comments!

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#9 Post by billben74 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:15 pm

I would concur with billbillt. Thats some shockingly good detail. Artistic too.
Fine work.

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#10 Post by Crater Eddie » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:09 pm

Incredible images, well done sir! I wonder what the hitchhikers are in the last image?
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#11 Post by hkv » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:15 pm

Crater Eddie wrote:Incredible images, well done sir! I wonder what the hitchhikers are in the last image?
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Thanks Billben74 and Crater Eddie!

Still have not figured out what these balls are, but the could be an invasive species that decided to grow a colony between the legs.

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Re: Water Mite

#12 Post by Radazz » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:02 pm

Incredible detail! Fabulous!
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