Monthly Archives: July 2024

Picture of the Week

The Crescent nebula and surrounding emission nebulosity in Cygnus. This is a single frame Sky90/M26C OSC CCD image taken on the MiniWASP array and comprises in excess of 12-hours of 15-minute subs.

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Photomicroscopy Rig

This is the rig I use to take all photomicrographs. At the top, actually recording the images. is a Canon 5D MkII DSLR. The DSLR sits on the 3rd port of a stereo research-grade microscope. For additional lighting (when needed) … Continue reading

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High-Speed Photography

Another 10-microsecond open-flash image. This time a water-filled balloon had been shot by an air pistol. But instead of the usual images you see of a ball of water hanging in the air, this one was taken showing the pellet … Continue reading

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Photomicroscopy

This is an 8-frame focus-stacked photomicromosaic of a Fruit Fly (Drosophila).

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Photomicroscopy

This is another focus-stacked photomicromosaic, this time using 5-frames for the mosaic. This is Spirogyra in conjugation at a magnification of 115x.

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Macrophotography

Bees are a super test of your macrophotography skills due to all the fine hairs.

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High-Speed Flash Photography

In these three HSF images you can see a water-filled glass with a soap bubble over the top – about to burst. Underneath the soap bubble there is a rising column of water from the first water drop, and the … Continue reading

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Photomicroscopy

This is a focus-stacked photomicromosaic of a Dragonfly’s eye. What does that mouthful mean? Well at the magnification used (20x) the whole Dragonfly eye will not fit into the FOV of the Canon 5D MkIII on a research trinocular microscope. … Continue reading

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Macrophotography

This is a 60 Megapixel image of an Owl Butterfly (underside) taken with a Canon DSLR and a Canon 100mm macro lens. The image is a mosaic and comprises of 6 separate frames that are put together in Photoshop to … Continue reading

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High-Speed Photography

Here’s an example of just one of many high-speed images taken using my own designed and built high-speed Xenon flashguns. This is an exposure time of just 10-microseconds (1/100,000th of a second) taken using the open-flash technique. A pair of … Continue reading

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