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Macro Gone Micro using my Nikon

May 14, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Microphotography

My husband bought my a microscope for Christmas so I could use it with my camera.  I love macro and decided I wanted to try Micro.  Anyway its a learning curve and a half.  Not quite got the hang of it yet but have been making progress.

 

This is an image of a Locust Mandible.

This was my very first attempt.  But something definitely looked wrong as the light spot in the middle of the image shouldn't be there.

I contacted the company who manufactured them for advice.  Its a Apex Lab grade Microscope (I'll post a pic shortly).  I also had to by an adaptor to fit on to the top of the microscope so that I was able to bolt on my camera (Nikon D200).  They advised that I insert at lens part way down the Extension Tube (improved image below).

 

This is an image of a Wasp

This was the result !   

Ok, now we are getting somewhere.  I did however use an external flash source (250w to be exact).  There is a very shallow depth of field. I'd like the entire image in focus so will need to work on that by looking in to image stacking/blending.

 

 

This is actually a sample of my blood

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With a lot of patients the images are starting to look really interesting.  In fact, I have been able to demonstrate via this image what my full intention for Microphotography was.

The sample is about 2 weeks old but set under cover glass on the slide. The white areas are where air has been traps as I have placed the cover glass on top.

 

Clematis Petal

You can clearly see the cell structure.  Nature is so beautiful.  The slightly brown areas are the last remaining pigments of colour but this petal was pink. 

Further to this article I grouped up with Ken Terry (an excellent Wildlife Photographer) and His Canon MPE 65 f2.8 lens.  Similar in lurking curve also.  

Please check out this link for more information.

 

 

 


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