Digital photography for the field
- evaluation of the Nikon Coolpix 5000 - Paul
Hamlyn (UK) summarises features of a digicam of use to the
field mycologist and provides advice on beginning the
study of the fungi.
a scratch ruins an objective?? A surprising revelation gleaned
from a chance meeting with an abused optic - Paul
James (UK) compares a badly damaged Leitz objective
with a mint equivalent to assess how much front element
damage does deteriorate image quality.
mounting media revisited - Walter
Dioni (Mexico) reviews and illustrates the effectiveness
of the mounting media he's suggested in a recent series. Slides
prepared over 20 months ago with alternative mountants
are used to assess which are the best.
of the 'Fabulous beasts' exhibition, Jerwood Gallery, Natural
History Museum - Christina
Brodie (UK) presents an illustrated review of this current exhibition in London which
includes artworks of greatly magnified natural subjects. The review includes interviews with the two artists whose work is featured.
larvae - Jean-Marie
Cavanihac (France) presents a selection of marine planktonic larvae to show that the
larvae can often be more attractive than the adult. Includes delightful animations.
Close-up view of two thistles:
"Bull" and "Nodding" - Brian
Johnston (Canada) continues his series exploring the attractive
macro and microscopic features of wildflowers.
protozoan from Scotland - Bill
Ells (UK) seeks readers' help on the identification of a
protozoan which he is not familiar with.
articles: We're pleased to share articles not necessarily
associated with the 'miniature world'. For example, on aspects
of the landscape and local natural history in your local
area that inspire your interests. To encourage others
to contribute in this vein, two photo essays are below.
tale of three digicams - Ian
Walker (UK) reflects on the pros and cons
of three digicams he's owned over the past few years ...
from compact to diggie SLR, and finds that the most sophisticated
digicam is not necessarily his preferred choice. Illustrated
with a selection of landscape images.
water troughs in the south Pennines landscape. Reflections
on an attractive freshwater habitat - David
Walker (UK) shares his enthusiasm for a distinctive landscape
feature in the north of England where he lives, illustrated
with typical examples.
Small World Competition' 2004. The
closing date for entries is June 30th so there's
still time to enter. Hobbyists have been well
represented in the list of past winners and
honorable mentions. Winning images from past
competitions can be enjoyed in Nikon's
Small World Galleries.
found inside a glacier' (Genome News
Network article). New microbe species including
untypically small examples found in ice cores
from two miles deep in a Greenland glacier.
(Thanks to David Goldstein for spotting this
We are delighted to receive contributions
small or large from microscopy enthusiasts
whether a novice or expert. If you have an
image, tip or article, why not share it,
this magazine is what you make it! Have a
chat with us,
to see how we can help share your