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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Fri 02-Nov-12 08:29 PM
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"Micro Abstract - Michigan Maple Syrup"


Ann Arbor, US
          

I thought I would share an abstract photomicrograph I took last month. This is a microscopic view of Michigan maple syrup that was allowed to crystalize on a glass slide. The colors were due to cross-polarization. The horizontal field width of this image is 690 microns (0.69 mm., about 100X). 8 image stack.

All the technical mumbo-jumbo aside, I just thought it was pretty.

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For those of you who want to know the details, this was taken with a Nikon Eclipse Ci microscope, Plan 10X/0.25 NA lens, and a Nikon D300s digital camera. 1/20 sec, ISO 200. The image stack was aligned and stacked using the Zerene Stacker program. Post-processing was done with PhotoShop CS5.

Dan
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AUMike Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Feb 2008Sat 03-Nov-12 12:33 AM
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Birmingham, US
          

Cool stuff!

Thanks for sharing.

Mike

  

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jordivb Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2009Sat 03-Nov-12 10:41 PM
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Manresa, ES
          

I find it pretty too! Love combination of ochres and blues....

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Sun 04-Nov-12 11:55 AM
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Ann Arbor, US
          

Jordi and Mike,
Thank you for your comments.

Dan
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lastdaylight Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 09th Dec 2007Sun 04-Nov-12 02:28 PM
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Dallas, US
          

Beautiful image, Dan. You have some cool tools! Is it lit from below, and how do you achieve the polarization?

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Sun 04-Nov-12 04:56 PM
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Thanks Mark,
Yes, it is lit from below. I placed a linear polarizer on the light source that shines upward from the base of the microscope (the field lens). The second linear polarizer is on a slider above the objective turret. I rotate the first polarizer until the background gets dark and the colors just pop out of the sample. Colors vary based upon the chemical composition of the sample and its thickness. I did not use a coverslip on this prep so the final thickness is uneven - hence the different colors. This type of abstract is an acquired taste. The maple syrup however, is always good.

Dan
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lastdaylight Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 09th Dec 2007Sun 04-Nov-12 07:30 PM
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Dallas, US
          

Sounds like great fun, Dan. It's certainly working for you. Definitely, try not to waste too much syrup...

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Cavy2 Silver Member Awarded for her continuing willingness to keep on learning and to share her knowledge with others in the Nikonians spirit Nikonian since 02nd Aug 2006Mon 05-Nov-12 01:09 PM
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Newtown, US
          

Hi Dan,
Beautiful colors, nicely executed! This would make a beautiful print, or even use it for a texture layer. Wow a Nikon Eclipse Ci microscope, I can only imagine the fun you can have with that.


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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Tue 06-Nov-12 02:40 AM
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#8. "RE: Micro Abstract - Another Polarized Crystal"
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Tue 06-Nov-12 05:03 PM by domer2760

Ann Arbor, US
          

Microscopic landscape shot. I wanted to show the color variation that comes from using cross-polarization on a different type of compound. 15 image stack.


Dan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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