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 Post subject: Microscope freaks ?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:15 pm 
I noticed quite a few people here were into astronomy.

Anyone on the bus coming back ?

Got a couple of microscopes. This is the main one. 3.5-90 zoom, trinocular head, LED and gooseneck lighting, 5mp camera - soon to be upgraded to 13mp.

Mainly used for soldering, but it gets all manner of snot and dead bugs and twigs stuck under it. I'd post some of my macro shots here, but they're massive. ;-)
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 Post subject: Re: Microscope freaks ?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:18 pm 
One shot, then - clematis, about 20-25x.

Whilst having a look at this, I noticed a tiny, tiny greenfly about half a mm long. Took me ages to get a pic of him, he couldn't half run fast. My wife said "You sad, sad man." ;-)
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 Post subject: Re: Microscope freaks ?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:19 pm 
"At least I can find the clematis", I said.

Oh ho ho ho. ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Microscope freaks ?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:30 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Microscope freaks ?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:44 pm 
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nice! - a universe and a grain of sand!


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 Post subject: Re: Microscope freaks ?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:01 pm 
Thanks, gents, glad you liked it !

This is the other one, which my brother will be inheriting soon for his soldering.

You can pick them up fairly cheap as they're manufactured in China. When they get to the US, the price mysteriously doubles or trebles. So you can buy the same model from the US, if you like. Then pay huge shipping, import tax and handling charges. ;-)
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 Post subject: Re: Microscope freaks ?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:47 pm 
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I've still got a microscope I got as a Christmas present when I was a kid, I think it came from the Science Museum catalog. I dug it out a few years ago and had a great time looking at a dead spider under it (the spider died of natural causes), there was so much texture and detail in it's legs and body.

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 Post subject: Re: Microscope freaks ?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:02 pm 
One bit of image processing later. ;-)

This is quarter size, it's actually a huuuuuge image of a California poppy. Which obviously contains sugar puffs on stalks guarded by a tired blue miniature starfish.

Could get this turned into a 40 x 30 inch poster for £15.99. ;-) Just done all the proofs.

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 Post subject: Re: Microscope freaks ?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:04 pm 
Just altered the hue and saturation. Then applied an oil paint filter, then a watercolour filter (all using Photoshop). Oh yes, a lot of edge sharpening as well.

I might do some "interior decorator" pieces and see if anyone's mad enough to buy them. ;-)


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