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Pat Thielen
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A flea!

#1 Post by Pat Thielen » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:15 pm

Here is a photo I took of a flea using 13 stacked images in darkfield. You can really see the internal structure which I find quite interesting. This is a rat flea, so I suppose he'd be the one to carry bubonic plague back in the day. This was from a slide I bought from Triarch Inc. in Racine, Wisconsin.
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Re: A flea!

#2 Post by billbillt » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:55 pm

That is very good!.. Thanks for sharing..

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Re: A flea!

#3 Post by vasselle » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:02 pm

Bonjour
Belle image
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Re: A flea!

#4 Post by hkv » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:08 pm

Excellent!
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Re: A flea!

#5 Post by Pat Thielen » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:25 am

Thanks for the positive feedback -- I'm happy you liked it. I wasn't sure what I was getting at first; it didn't look like much. But when the processing was done in Photoshop it just sort popped into existence and I thought it was pretty cool. Stacking doesn't always work, so I was quite happy that it went above and beyond this time.

The other thing is I was impressed that this flea actually fit into the field of view of my microscope. It is only magnified a total of 40x, but he still fit in the photo. Fleas are really quite small! I can pretty much only fit a bed bug's head into frame at 40x (with a bit of change).


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Re: A flea!

#6 Post by billben74 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:01 pm

Up to your normal very high standard.
I like the subtle golden colour against the black

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