Paramecium bursaria, darkfield

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Charles Krebs
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Paramecium bursaria, darkfield

Post by Charles Krebs »

Darkfield illumination often gives a nice sense of "reality" to some subjects. I've posted a few paramecium bursaria shots before, but I think these darkfield ones give a good feeling for the texture of the pellicle and the "fuzziness" due to the cilia. The top one is a little closer to the objective so the focus is more "inside" the paramecium. On the lower one the focus is on the surface.


Wim van Egmond
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Post by Wim van Egmond »

Hello Charlie, That is beautiful and cute at the same time! Is it with a 40X obj.?

I am a bit silent because I am working very hard! I am also preparing a trip to Bejing so I will be a bit silent. I did make several new images, mainly desmids, I found some rare ones. If I've scanned them I'll post some.


Charles Krebs
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Post by Charles Krebs »

Wim... I'm pretty sure I used the 20X for this shot. I did crop a bit of empty background out.

Sounds like you have some interesting travel planned. Have fun!

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Post by lacerta »

These guys always remind me of fuzzy slippers. Your image really brings that out. Great image Charlie.

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I like the one on the bottom. It really shows the surface textures of the cell but then again both look exceptionally well, as usual. Good work Charlie. :D
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