Macro on the move -
Erin Thomas (USA) shares his
and fascinating observations of the smaller fauna and flora encountered on a car journey
across the western United States.
under the compound microscope - Gregor
Overney (USA) presents a valuable look of the theory and
application of height measurements.
Rhapsody in C: Vitamin C. Part
I - Richard Howey (USA)
shares a striking selection of images of this chemical as
part of an essay on common household chemicals.
Strange new worlds.
Volume II - Ian Walker
(UK) shares a second image gallery where he seeks out the
stranger shapes and forms, often not part of the subject,
seen in prepared slides.
Leeuwenhoek's secret revealed
- Wim van Egmond, a fellow native of the Netherlands playfully
suggests an aspect that historians have overlooked as to
why Leeuwenhoek was able to study microscopic
Spike's gallery II
- A second selection of stunning
images by Spike Walker (UK); this month's theme is images
taken using crossed polarisation filters and/or Rheinberg
close-up view of two forget-me-nots: "Field" and "True" - Brian
Johnston (Canada) continues his series which shows how common
wild flowers can be fascinating to study at the macro and
microscopic level. The tiny flowers are a particular challenge
Microscopy on the move:
a look at the Trekker
field microscope - David
Walker (UK) takes this affordable and elegantly designed
field microscope with 35x magnification for a 'test hike'.
Macro in the garden - Ian Walker (UK) uses a Canon 350D digital SLR with close-up lenses and using small depth of field for creativity.
fauna - some lifestyles. Part I
- Walter Dioni (Mexico) in the first of a series of illustrated
articles, looks at examples of microscopic organisms that
are not free living, e.g. those that are epiphytic, epizoic,
parasitic, commensal, symbionts etc.
on using a very low power objective, the Zeiss plan 1x, on a LOMO microscope
Walker (UK) assesses the useability of this impressive looking
objective on a non-Zeiss stand and the versatility of a
very low power.
Making a phase telescope
- Paul James (UK) shares ingenious ways of making a phase telescope from old eyepieces.
a Micscape contributor, will be demonstrating her drawing skills
and exhibiting her scaperboard diatom drawings at the
'BBC Gardeners World Live' at the NEC Birmingham June 15th-19th.
Ely Silk's well presented website has some fascinating
and instructive articles where he shares his
studies of interest to the amateur scientist.
He uses some ingenious but affordable experimental
set-ups to accomplish many of these studies.
Of particular interest to the microscopy enthusiast
is his 'Micro Worlds' article where a chilled
stage is used to study crystal formation and
'LED Fluorescence' where an LED UV source is
used to enable some fluorescence microscopy
studies for the enthusiast.
Small World Competition' 2005 - Entries
are accepted up until the end of June 30th for
this competition. Microscopy enthusiasts have been
well represented in the award winners and honorable
mentions of past competitions.
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 interests.