-An Interactive Rotifer-
by Wim van
Wait for a moment until the images are loaded and then move the cursor over the image!
Collotheca ornata (16X phase)
|This is just
a funny way of using the 'mouse over' (or 'roll over
image') option, but you can think of many more
possibilities for this method of showing underlying
information. I hope to explore some more possibilities of
this trick in future Micscape articles. I have already
made images of freshwater algae focusing on different
parts of the organisms. Many organisms are very small as
well as three-dimensional. Because of the enlargement you
have very shallow depth of field. Then it becomes
difficult to choose on which parts to focus. With a
'mouse over image' you can show the inside as well as the
outer structures of a microscopic life form.
If the application you like to create html pages with doesn't provide a way to make these 'roll over images' you can copy the html of this page. I could not think of another way. If I copied that bit of html into this text it would again show the actual 'roll over image' :-).
Comments to the author Wim van Egmond are welcomed.
More pictures of
micro organisms can be found on Wim's HOME PAGE
or visit the Gallery of Rotifers
Microscopy UK Front
All photographs © Wim van Egmond
Published in the November 2000 edition of Micscape Magazine.
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