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hkv
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Cosmarium

#1 Post by hkv » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:52 pm

I just got a new darkfield (oil) condenser for my scope which I have been playing around with. Also, bought a retarder (wedge plate) which generates a lot of nice colors! This subject is Cosmarium, a desmid.

40X, Darkfield:
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Cosmarium by Håkan Kvarnström, on Flickr

100X + 1.25X magnification changer, Polarized light with wave plate:
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Cosmarium by Håkan Kvarnström, on Flickr
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Re: Cosmarium

#2 Post by desertrat » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:08 pm

Please don't be offended, but they look kind of other-world science fiction like with that illumination. Maybe like the brains of some alien life forms.

Amazing photos! Under ordinary bright field they would look kind of plain by comparison.
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Re: Cosmarium

#3 Post by 75RR » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:11 pm

Beautiful darkfield image - love the clarity!
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#4 Post by hkv » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:36 pm

desertrat wrote:Please don't be offended, but they look kind of other-world science fiction like with that illumination. Maybe like the brains of some alien life forms.

Amazing photos! Under ordinary bright field they would look kind of plain by comparison.
Ha, ha, no not offended! Yes, a friend of mine called the image "love in space".
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#5 Post by hkv » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:37 pm

75RR wrote:Beautiful darkfield image - love the clarity!
Thanks, yes, Darkfield gives a special look to it. Better than DIC actually.
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#6 Post by JimT » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:38 pm

Besides the alien brain image the polarized image really shows off the crystals. I think you will like the retarder plate.

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#7 Post by ImperatorRex » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:10 pm

Just beautiful & inspiring, thank you for sharing! Pls. share more :-)
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#8 Post by vasselle » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:22 pm

Bonjour
Superbes images
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#9 Post by hkv » Wed May 16, 2018 7:57 pm

Thanks all! Some more coming up shortly
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