Cyclops (24 image stack combined with Helicon Focus)

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Charles Krebs
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Cyclops (24 image stack combined with Helicon Focus)

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This is a cyclops photographed on a combound microscope. 24 images were combined to get adequate depth-of-field.
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this is my favorite! :) just stunning!
Charles, why the legs are "transparent"?
Is there nothing inside of the chitin surface? no muscles?
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Danylo... there are indeed muscles and other tissue inside the legs, but it just doesn't show in "brightfield" illumination. I guess the refractive index of the tissue is too close to that of water. It becomes more obvious with different types of contrast "enhancing" illumination. It is especially obvious when used crossed polarized lighting. I'll attach a picture of the legs of another micro-creature that was taken using cross polarization and you can see how well the tissue can be seen with this illumination.
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Have you tried colored water? :) Just to make muscles visible.
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Fantastic image Charles! 8)
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Amazing image Charles!
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Post by Ariel »

That's so cool!!!
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