|Butterflies - an
insight into their metamorphosis a superb
presentation showing the life cyle of butterflies
by Susanne Gfatter, Vienna.
Getting closer in macro mode
with digicams - simple supplementary
lenses in front of fixed focus digital cameras
can greatly extend their macro capabilities. Paul
James, UK shows how.
Eyes - Jan
Parmentier, Netherlands provides a fascinating
look at the microscopic structure of eyes in
Water mites - Wim
van Egmond, Netherlands introduces this lesser
studied group with stunning images.
Nanobes - an
update on these new life forms that challenge our
concept of how small living organisms can be.
By Tom Gosling, Editor
of Ascent magazine.
Microscopy in the year
2000 - a look at how
nanobots may impact on our lives in the next
century. By Maurice Smith, UK.
Pollen tubes - this'll
make your eyes water! - how
to germinate pollen grains on onion skin and
study the tube growth under the microscope. John
Garrett and Chris Thomas, UK share the technique.
The QX3 IntelPlay computer
microscope - Rudolf Baumueller,
US shares images and his impressions of the first
consumer video microscope.
MMM - microscope micron
measuring - a
look at simple ways of measuring objects under
the microscope and the problems of appreciating
scale. By Charles Woodfall.
Freshwater jellyfish - a
fascinating look at the sexual reproduction of a
freshwater species. By Gen-yu Sasaki, Japan.
Introduction to microscopy:
illumination methods compared -
Steve Durr, UK shows striking images of an Amoeba
using brightfield, darkfield, phase contrast and
DIC to compare the merits of these techniques.
Marine diatoms from
the Guaratiba Canal, Rio de Janeiro Roland Mortimer,
Brazil looks at some of the intriguing diatom
species of this canal.
How things have
changed Richard Howey, US takes a
fascinating look back at the natural history
specimen catalogues of the 1890's, but before the
times when conservation was really appreciated!
Micscape Image Gallery: 'Tough
test' diatoms for the microscope - Will
Varnell, US shows two super images of test
diatoms taken with an optical microscope pushed
close to its limit.
Digital dilemmas - a look
at the pros and cons of different routes for the
hobbyist to directly digitise macro/micro images.
By Dave Walker, UK.