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by gpmatthews
Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Photography Gallery
Topic: Female Stag Beetle
Replies: 2
Views: 7587

Female Stag Beetle

http://www.gpmatthews.nildram.co.uk/insects/stag001.JPG One of my rare macro exploits. I found this beetle dead under some bookshelves in our living room. I used an add-on simple biconvex lens from my scrap box with my Canon Powershot S50 and a microscope lamp for illumination. The beetle was too b...
by gpmatthews
Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: New 4X and a new fly. (Wild lookin' one too!)
Replies: 5
Views: 17476

Another wonderful image Charlie - wow!
by gpmatthews
Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Astilbes
Replies: 0
Views: 8488

Astilbes

http://www.gpmatthews.nildram.co.uk/microplants/astilbes001.jpg Zeiss Standard GFL Microscope Stack of 17 images, Helicon Objective: Plan 1.6/0.03 - 5/0.1 Ocular: Watson x8 Compensating "Krebs" light diffuser (old deodorant bottle top, similar to diffuser used by Charlie) Camera: Canon Powershot S5...
by gpmatthews
Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Wasp thingie
Replies: 4
Views: 11160

Wasp thingie

http://www.gpmatthews.nildram.co.uk/insects/wasp_unident001.jpg Zeiss Standard GFL Microscope Stack of 36 images, combined with Helicon Focus Objective: Zeiss Plan 1.6/0.03 - 5/0.1 Ocular: Watson x8 Compensating "Krebs" light diffuser (actually a bottle top, used as described by Charlie, along with...
by gpmatthews
Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Congratulations to Tom on his 500th member!
Replies: 6
Views: 8518

Congrats all round from me... this a great forum for people, information, pictures... you name it! Thanks for all the hard work to all.
by gpmatthews
Sat May 13, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Camera Adaptor
Replies: 6
Views: 11427

- a nice microscope. Keep an eye open on eBay for a triocular head - they come up occasionally.
by gpmatthews
Thu May 11, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: In Memoriam...Robert W Webster, Sr.
Replies: 11
Views: 11401

My thoughts are with you, Tom. Sorry to hear of your loss.

All best wishes,
by gpmatthews
Sun May 07, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Arcella
Replies: 2
Views: 3579

Arcella

http://www.gpmatthews.nildram.co.uk/animalcules/amoeba/arcella001.jpg Zeiss GFL Microscope Objective: Leica EF L X 32 (long working distance) Ocular: Watson X8 Compensating Brightfield illumination Sample from jar kept in window for many weeks Camera: Canon Powershot S50 Flash F4.9, ISO 200 Another...
by gpmatthews
Fri May 05, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Rheinberg Illumination
Replies: 4
Views: 7715

I use a compass cutter (basically a compass with a blade instead of a pencil or pen). They can be obtained from modelling supplies companies. You may need to fill in the central pinprick. You can print coloured patterns on overhead transparency sheet, but the colour density is generally inadequate a...
by gpmatthews
Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Diatoms with newly acquired Zeiss x100 plan apo PH3
Replies: 5
Views: 3907

Rik -

That's correct. The method is more flexible than having fixed condenser annuli and of course the substage stops have other uses. A poor man's Heine condenser!
by gpmatthews
Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Diatoms with newly acquired Zeiss x100 plan apo PH3
Replies: 5
Views: 3907

Diatoms with newly acquired Zeiss x100 plan apo PH3

I acquired a new objective on e-bay and these are the first images taken whilst trying it out. It took me nearly a week to find the time - things have been a bit hectic of late, hence the lack of postings. I do not have a substage PH3 phase ring for this lens (or any other), so I have prepared a set...
by gpmatthews
Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Aperture
Replies: 11
Views: 20331

Hmmm :-k ... this looks like someone is doing some SCIENCE on the forum... keep it up, this is fascinating stuff! =D>
by gpmatthews
Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Tube-dwelling diatoms
Replies: 8
Views: 6709

As always, a wonderful photo, Charlie. This is reminiscent of a marine sample I photographed a couple of years ago. I've posted them under a new topic at http://www.photomacrography1.net/forum/ ... php?t=4652
by gpmatthews
Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: re: Tube dwelling diatoms
Replies: 0
Views: 2237

re: Tube dwelling diatoms

Seeing Charlie's wonderful shot of tube dwelling diatoms reminded me of some pictures I took a while ago of a marine sample. The diatoms seemed to be in gelatinous strings. I thought you might find these interesting, although not as pretty as Charlie's. The last picture shows a few separate individu...
by gpmatthews
Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Macro vs Micro Universe and what are you doing about it?
Replies: 46
Views: 40793

Interesting discussion - I am a member of the Quekett Microscopical Club. I have known of it for many a year, but only got around to joining last year. It meets at the Natural History Museum in London, and when I attended my first meeting I was stopped by a security man at the museum entrance. I tol...