freshwater plankton by towing a net using a radio-controlled
boat - Robert Hilton
(USA) describes ingenious ideas for remotely collecting
plankton samples from larger water bodies.
gallery: Sterrasters - interesting sponge microfossils - Hugh
Grenfell (New Zealand) presents SEM photos of an intriguing
microfossil, and describes how after initial uncertainty
in its identification he has been able to identify
Image gallery: Pictures made with a Kodak DX3700 held
by hand to the eyepiece - Bill
Resch (USA) presents a simple and effective design for a camera adaptor
for this digicam with examples of images taken.
Report: British Phycological Society Field Course in Freshwater Algae
(Kindrogan, Scotland, August 2003) - Christina
Brodie (UK) shares her experiences of and enthusiasm for
this course and is illustrated with examples of her
stunning algal drawings.
The Leica CME microscope,
a personal review - Ian
Walker (UK) shares his experiences of this microscope and
also how a small consumer digicam, the Canon Ixus 400,
performs on it for photomicrography cf previous experiences
with the Nikon Coolpix 4500.
A close-up view of the wildflower "New England aster"
- Brian Johnston (Canada)
shares a selection of images showing the attractive macroscopic
and microscopic features of this wild flower.
diaphragms and stops - A
follow-up article to Walter Dioni's (Mexico) article last
month, giving an overview of the technical aspects and merits
of various lighting techniques.
Marine snails and Pteropods - Jean-Marie
Cavanihac (France) describes and illustrates some intriguing
microscopic features of these organisms; includes animations
and video clip.
one of the seven wonders of the micro-world
- Wim van Egmond (The Netherlands) describes and illustrates
with excellent images why this would be his candidate
for one of the 'seven wonders'.
imaging problem with digital cameras
- Paul James (UK) demonstrates that a Minolta F300 suffers
from the 'ring artefacts' some other cameras have exhibited
for certain photomicroscopy set-ups.
around the home in close-up - the
various colour screens found on consumer electronics can
make interesting subjects for macroscopy and low power
microscopy. By Dave Walker (UK).
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