Antique Diatom Arrangement

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Antique Diatom Arrangement

#1 Post by KurtM » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:58 pm

Though I check in pretty much daily, I haven't participated in this forum a lot lately so thought I'd offer the results of a little mini-project that kept me amused on a recent rainy day. It started with an antique diatom slide that I won in an auction on you-know-where, which I am told is "by Hardman from the UK", labeled "Stictodiscus californicus" from "Santa Monica", and that's all I know about it at this time. I imagine it's circa 1890, give or take a decade or two? It's always awesome to hold a 100 year old slide in your hands, or at least it is to me. Plus it is, as you see, a very neat little arrangement, and one I am not averse to showing off a little. The project was to photograph it in a manner that gives the viewer the next best thing to holding it in his or her own hands for close inspection, and then having a look at it under the microscope.

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Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
a 1-1-21 slide by Hardman from the UK.jpg (65.06 KiB) Viewed 1331 times
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
b 1-1-21 slide by Hardman from the UK.jpg (49.53 KiB) Viewed 1331 times
Olympus Splanpo 10x/0.40 DIC 4 image stitch
Olympus Splanpo 10x/0.40 DIC 4 image stitch
c 1-1-21 10x slide by Hardman from the UK.jpg (92.95 KiB) Viewed 1331 times
Olympus Splanpo 40/0.95 DIC 6 image stack
Olympus Splanpo 40/0.95 DIC 6 image stack
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Zeiss planapo 63/1.4 DIC 8 image stack
Zeiss planapo 63/1.4 DIC 8 image stack
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#2 Post by KurtM » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:59 pm

And one more, through the Nikon plan 100x/1.25
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#3 Post by MichaelG. » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:26 pm

That’s beautiful, Kurt

Thanks for sharing your images.

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#4 Post by 75RR » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:46 pm

Agree, lovely diatoms and great detail. Do like the arrangement as well.

Must say you led me on a merry chase looking for 'Strictodiscus californicus' as my browser (perhaps sensibly) does not check scientific names :)

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#5 Post by Hobbyst46 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:03 pm

Very beautiful, 3D images !
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#6 Post by ImperatorRex » Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:06 am

Really a very nice, historic diatom slide you are sharing Kurt.
Thank you very much!

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#7 Post by KurtM » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:18 pm

Many thanks for the kind words, all!

75RR, my apologies for the misspelling, and thanks for the correction. :oops:
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#8 Post by 75RR » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:29 pm

No worries :)
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#9 Post by LouiseScot » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:23 pm

Lovely!

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#10 Post by KurtM » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:16 pm

MichaelG., I failed to notice that you gave a link to an article on the diatomist Hardman - thought it was a tag line URL I guess. Thank you, it's most interesting! And in it, there's one point made that's particularly near and dear to my heart, and that I'd like to once again commend to the attention of this congregation:
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#11 Post by Wes » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:12 pm

Excellent images Kurt. What microscope have you mounted your diverse objectives on?
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#12 Post by KurtM » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:18 am

Howdy Wes. I'm currently using an Olympus BHS BH-2 with LED lamp and Zeiss rotating stage.
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#13 Post by Wes » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:44 am

Nice, I like the custom stage job.
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