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meowschwitz 12-22-2012 04:22 AM

Microscope shots
 
So I got myself a little microscope for an early holiday gift. :icon_wink

I still need practice at taking pictures with my phone. I got pretty good in my microbio class, but my microscope is a little different than the ones at school. Here are some mediocre shots of microworms and Taiwan moss.

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Elppan 12-22-2012 04:30 AM

Oh sooooo cool! I'd love a nice microscope! I'd probably shove anything possible under it all day long. I'm such a kid with a new toy when it comes to science stuff lol. I've wanted a microscope for oh, probably 20 years lol! Keep posting cool pictures :-D

m00se 12-22-2012 05:00 AM

Man...I don't know WHY opendns decides that photobucket is evil incarnate, but my work blocks it....frustrating...

CytoEric 12-22-2012 05:29 AM

Very cool! I've thought about taking stuff up to work where we have a good microscope, but think I'd be too embarrassed if someone asked what I was doing lol.

meowschwitz 12-22-2012 05:35 AM

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Originally Posted by CytoEric (Post 2118570)
Very cool! I've thought about taking stuff up to work where we have a good microscope, but think I'd be too embarrassed if someone asked what I was doing lol.

Exactly! There are microscopes at my school and work, but I thought it'd be neat to have my own. Then I could look at anything any time I want! It's also nice that the scope is literally 4 feet away from my tanks and on my computer desk. :hihi:

speedie408 12-22-2012 05:43 AM

Where's the shrimp shots at? :D

Wish I had one.

CytoEric 12-22-2012 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by meowschwitz (Post 2118580)
Exactly! There are microscopes at my school and work, but I thought it'd be neat to have my own. Then I could look at anything any time I want! It's also nice that the scope is literally 4 feet away from my tanks and on my computer desk. :hihi:

Lol...if I had one at home EVERYTHING would make it's way under it. You're taking the pics by holding your phone to the eyepiece? I'm surprised how well they turned out if that is the case!

pejerrey 12-22-2012 09:58 AM

Very nice op!

Quote:

Originally Posted by speedie408 (Post 2118588)
Where's the shrimp shots at? :D

Wish I had one.

Check ebay, there is very potent ones with digital camera included.

auban 12-22-2012 10:58 AM

the ones on ebay are pretty good quality, especially for the price. the only thing i didnt like about them was the camera, which is mediocre at best. the condenser was also a little off center, but it that is easily fixed with a little tweaking. all in all, nice piece of equipment for under 500 dollars.

meowschwitz 12-22-2012 05:10 PM

The one I got is pretty good for the price. While the mechanical stage control and coarse/fine adjustment knobs are less precise than I had hoped for, I think the tiny size of it makes up for it, and the fact that it was less than $200. The 100X oil immersion works alright, but a little less easy to use since the fine adjustment isn't so fine. Light source is an adjustable LED which is quite bright, white, and cool. The ocular lens head can be swivelled around 360 degrees. I'm pretty damned impressed with it. :smile:

If anyone is interested, here in the one I purchased:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00

As for how I take pictures, I just put my phone (Samsung Galaxy SIII) right up to an ocular and snap a shot. It takes a bit of practice to get it just right, but it's certainly doable. I've yet to try it with a point and shoot camera.

CoffeeLove 12-22-2012 05:40 PM

A shrimp shot would be epic

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meowschwitz 01-01-2013 02:15 AM

Spirogyra sp., 40X
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Spirogyra sp., 100X
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Spirogyra sp., 400X
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps95d1f5d0.jpg

Spirogyra sp., 400X
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps23fdc21e.jpg

Mini Fissidens (Fissidens nobilis?), 40X
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...psbe46aff3.jpg

Mini Fissidens (Fissidens nobilis?), 100X
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps777952f7.jpg

Mini Fissidens (Fissidens nobilis?), 100X
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Mini Fissidens (Fissidens nobilis?), 400X
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...psdc09436d.jpg

Mini Pellia (Riccardia chamedryfolia), 40X
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Mini Pellia (Riccardia chamedryfolia), 100X
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...psf5f2d03b.jpg

Mini Pellia (Riccardia chamedryfolia), 400X
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...psf669cd2f.jpg

vincenz 01-04-2013 03:36 PM

This stuff is wicked. Thanks for posting! Brings me back to the middle school and high school days in science class.

dski13 01-04-2013 03:43 PM

I think in elodea leaves you can see the chloroplasts moving around to adjust to varying light levels using a microscope.

AnotherHobby 01-04-2013 03:57 PM

Awesome! Now I want a microscope really bad! LOL!


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