Category Archives: Microscopy

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Photomicroscopy: Then and Now.

Beyond macro: here is a video contrasting the work of two excellent photomicrographers – Roman Vishniac (1897 – 1990) and Wim van Egmond: I first heard about Wim van Egmond through Micscape , an online magazine […]

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The Week on Sunday #22

This Week on Sunday I am adding an call for submissions: if you have (or know about) a bug related (non-commercial) article or photograph to share, or a post that you think deserves more attention, […]

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The Week on Sunday 19

Another week on Sunday: a collection of bug-related items that came into view during the last week. ♦ The first video is by Dr. Stefan Lüpold, of Syracuse University, the second-place winner of the 2012 Nikon Small […]

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Spring Dreaming

Still battling inertia in 2013… Like others I am going through a bout of the doldrums now. While I always look forward to winter to catch up with the many tasks I ignore in the warmer months, […]

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Olympus BioScapes 2012 Results

If you are here for a first time visit, you may not know why a bug blog is venturing into microscopy. This is driven partially by climate: I live in Alberta Canada, and for about […]

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Fungus Gnat and a Microscope.

The previous post’s image turns out to be the nether regions of a male Dark-winged Fungus Gnat (Sciaridae), as identified on BugGuide. The photo is of a specimen I mounted in PVA in 2004. The image was taken […]

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Name this Fly

Last week a began setting-up for taking images through a second-hand microscope that I obtained many years ago. This is not a great photograph, but it is my first attempt at a focus stack using […]

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Orchids, whiteflies and an impostor…

One of the fringe benefits of running the ESC/ESAB JAM 2012 photo competition was getting a glimpse into what other people where interested in. One of the most unusual images we received was submitted by […]

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