Museum: Insectarium - A
new gallery has been opened in this online museum by Wim van Egmond (the
Netherlands) showing stunning macro and microscopical images
For readers unfamiliar with the museum
hosted by the parent web site Microscopy-UK, it
celebrates the wonderful macroscopic and microscopic world
around us in themed galleries, the
content and design are entirely Wim's. (Opens in new
Geometry and Pattern in Nature 2: Iridescence in butterfly wing scales - Christina
Brodie (UK) presents some attractive coloured paintings of
wing scales inspired by the impressive arranged microscope slides
prepared by Klaus Kemp.
garden in New Mexico. Part II - David
Richman (USA) presents an illustrated essay showing a selection
of the fauna which he has observed in his garden.
A close-up view of "common" and "great" ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia & Ambrosia trifida) - Brian
Johnston (Canada) continues his series showing how common
wild flowers we often take for granted can offer a wealth
of interest when studied on the macro and microscopic scale.
aquatic microfauna in a treehole - Walter
Dioni (Mexico) illustrates and describes the fascinating
species of protozoa which he found in a treehole near his
objectives. A personal exploration ... all is not what it
seems - Paul James (UK)
discusses the pros and cons of these objectives and the
relative merits of dipping without a coverslip cf water
immersion with coverslip.
gallery: 'Big' slides - David
Walker (UK) shares a selection of images
of large microscope slide subjects created using a Nikon Coolscan IV ED 35mm
focus: The winning photographs in the Nikon Small World 2004 competition can be
enjoyed on the Nikon MicroscopyU web site. Congratulations
to all the winners which include Micscape contributors
Wim van Egmond (10th and 15th prize), Rene van
Wezel (honorable mention) and Ian Walker (honorable mention).
delighted to receive contributions small or large from microscopy
enthusiasts whether a novice or expert. If you have an image, tip or
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