Hi from PA, USA

What is your microscopy history? What are your interests? What equipment do you use?
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Hi from PA, USA

#1 Post by Jkelley1000 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:37 am

Hi,
Mr. Kim's many videos on YouTube led me here. I'm retired and have loved lenses, telescopes, microscopes, etc. since I was a kid - I know that's kinda weird but I suspect you might understand. ;-)
Anyhow, I just got a modest OMAX trinocular microscope and 5MP. The image quality blows me away and I have mastered dark field -- and now, my photomicography is getting better and better with each session.
Many thanks again to Oliver, his efforts do not go unnoticed! Here's a recent photo stacked with Toupview
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5CA8C44A
Take good care,
Jimmy
PS I am enjoying reading through the Message Board...

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#2 Post by MichaelG. » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:27 am

Jkelley1000 wrote: [ ... ] - I know that's kinda weird but I suspect you might understand. ;-)

[ ... ] Here's a recent photo stacked with Toupview ...
Welcome, Jimmy

Your 'weird' is our norm, I believe :!:
and I would venture to suggest that the lovely 3Dimensionality of your image demonstrates one of the best justifications of [current] hobby microscopy: That level of 'rendering' used to be the stuff of SEMs, and now it's 'accessible'.

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#3 Post by 75RR » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:03 pm

Hi Jkelley1000, welcome.

That is an amazing image of a radiolaria.
I take it you inverted the original darkfield image.
Is it Anthocyrtium hispidum?
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#4 Post by Jkelley1000 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:21 am

Thank you both.
"That is an amazing image of a radiolaria.
I take it you inverted the original darkfield image.
Is it Anthocyrtium hispidum?"

No that's a brightfield photo- but you have a great suggestion there!

Anthocyrtium hispidum? I never bothered looking it up but I'm going with your ID.
Jimmy

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#5 Post by Jkelley1000 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:17 am

Well, I took 75RR advice and inverted and then shopped the hell out of the pic I posted. Thank you for the idea. Can't figure out how to attach a file yet (tried a couple ways) but I is a professional and have been in the IT bidness my entire life. I'll work through it, don't worry about me.
Here's the URL with apologies for making you click. Hahahaha
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

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#6 Post by MichaelG. » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:16 am

Jkelley1000 wrote:Well, I took 75RR advice and inverted and then shopped the hell out of the pic I posted.
Very nice rework there ^^^
Have a look at the large version of this image on wikimedia:
https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi ... 65113).jpg
I think you can be very pleased with yours.

MichaelG.
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#7 Post by Jkelley1000 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:48 am

Great links MichaelG - I am only beginning to understand what can be done with a simple microscope these days.
Hahahahahaha easy to remember - my brother's name is Michael G.

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#8 Post by Hobbyst46 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:54 am

Jkelley1000 wrote:Well, I took 75RR advice and inverted and then shopped the hell out of the pic I posted. Thank you for the idea. Can't figure out how to attach a file yet (tried a couple ways) but I is a professional and have been in the IT bidness my entire life. I'll work through it, don't worry about me.
Here's the URL with apologies for making you click. Hahahaha
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater
I like both the BF and inverted BF. Very pleasing!
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#9 Post by Jkelley1000 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:58 am

MichaelG. wrote:
Jkelley1000 wrote:Well, I took 75RR advice and inverted and then shopped the hell out of the pic I posted.
Very nice rework there ^^^
Have a look at the large version of this image on wikimedia:
https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi ... 65113).jpg
I think you can be very pleased with yours.

MichaelG.
Hahahahaha, ya know I was just thinking about taking a photo of Anthocyrtium hispidum Haeckel. Or maybe I am just quick with the copy command and long on Irish Blarney.
Seriously, that is beautiful! The photos I have seen in here set the bar very high. What a treat to find MicrobeHunter. I love surrounding myself with folks who are smarter than me!

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