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PostSubject: Spirogyra under the microscope   Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:53 pm

Went to Crump Park today and sampled some pond water.  They have lots of Spirogyra which is wonderful to view under the microscope.  If you have this in your fish tank then you are overdue for a cleaning.






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PostSubject: Re: Spirogyra under the microscope   Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:23 pm

Thanks for posting. I'm starting to realize that I may not ever own a microscope of the quality needed to view or capture pictures like yours. It's not needed by me at my level of participation in the hobby. That causes me to appreciate your pictures even more. Thanks sharing your pictures, stimulating discussions and explanations. I'm enjoying it all!!!  Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Spirogyra under the microscope   Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:30 am

Those last close-ups are outstanding.  ThumbsUp 

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PostSubject: Re: Spirogyra under the microscope   Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:31 pm

I always find it ironic how wildly different perspectives and appreciation can be.  

Step 1 - my son gets a $18 toy store special microscope which provides plenty of frustration, but more so, the motivation to find something better.

Step 2 - Acquiring the upgraded (middile of the road) microscope and learning some of the ropes and limitations

Step 3 - Taking steps to upgrade camera, find better samples and improving technique

Step 4 - Impressing all of my family, friends....and impressing myself a little bit

Step 5 - Logging on to websites dedicated to the practice of microscope and macro photography and realizing just how inadequate everything I do is haha (and the pride comes crashing down!)

If you want to see some photography that is truly mind blowing and technically flawless, check out the links

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/

http://www.microscopyu.com/smallworld/gallery/

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PostSubject: Re: Spirogyra under the microscope   Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:40 pm

Cmon you're just messin with us ... that's your kitchen sink sprayer hose.
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