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Diatom with somewhere to go

#1 Post by 75RR » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:58 pm



It stopped for a rest after a bit and I was able to photograph it.

Plan 40x/0.65, DIC, 300µm length, 2 stacks stitched in Photoshop

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#2 Post by Hobbyst46 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:19 pm

Attractive diatom, especially since it is so rich in pigments.
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#3 Post by 75RR » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:34 pm

Thanks Hobbyst46, yes it is very attractive. I was pleased when I found it. Had hoped to do more with it - perhaps with the next one.
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#4 Post by Glycolyse » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:31 pm

I love the details on the photo, great work !

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#5 Post by 75RR » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:32 am

Thanks Glycolyse
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#6 Post by Manticore » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:12 pm

great stuff , :)

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#7 Post by billbillt » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:54 pm

GREAT IMAGE!...

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#8 Post by nboyer » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:47 pm

Very nice detail and structure. Seems the diatom is just leisurely on his merry little way. Out of curiosity, if I may ask, how are you coupling your µ43 camera to the microscope? Cheers. -Norm
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#9 Post by 75RR » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:12 pm

Thanks Manticore, billbillt and nboyer
Out of curiosity, if I may ask, how are you coupling your µ43 camera to the microscope?
Afocal setup placed on a tripod to avoid vibrations.
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#10 Post by nboyer » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:34 pm

Hmm, why didn't I think of that. I'm searching all over the evil auction site for a special adapter/coupler. I'll have to give that a try, thanks for idea. Cheers. -Norm
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#11 Post by KurtM » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:42 am

Few things look as happy as Diatoms with wanderlust. And fairly mind-blowing to think they're plants!
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#12 Post by 75RR » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:29 am

Thanks KurtM
And fairly mind-blowing to think they're plants!
Agree!

The Day of the Triffids ...
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#13 Post by billbillt » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:00 am

"The Day of the Triffids ..."

Read this SYFY story many, many years ago... Still remember it...

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#14 Post by Radazz » Sun May 19, 2019 6:48 pm

billbillt wrote:"The Day of the Triffids ..."

Read this SYFY story many, many years ago... Still remember it...

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#15 Post by tgss » Sun May 19, 2019 10:56 pm

Very nice image 75RR and I very much liked the Star Wars battle cruiserish way in which the diatom glided unstoppably across the screen while lesser creatures wiggled (cringed?) in the background!

As for "The Day of the Triffids", I have enjoyed all of John Wyndham's SF novels several times now - I particularly enjoy SF set in the present day, or very near future, and most of Wyndham's novel are like that.

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#16 Post by 75RR » Mon May 20, 2019 5:59 pm

Thanks tgss. Diatoms are pretty awesome.
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