What's in a bird's bath?

Discussion in 'Nature' started by relic, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. relic

    relic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2010
    E-P1 (image taken through the microscope).

    BirdBath.
     
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  2. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
    Lovely! I can spend hours looking at pond scum through a microscope. It's a jungle in there!
     
  3. relic

    relic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2010
    Kristi, many thanks. Yes, it is fascinating what one can see there. I hope you take pictures of what you see :smile:

    Thanks also to David A, elle s'ennuie, and grantb for their "thanks":smile:
     
  4. relic

    relic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2010
    bird's bath's beautiful bug

    (Haematococcus)
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  5. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    So how do you get the microscope images?
     
  6. relic

    relic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2010
    Basically I have my E-P1 body held above the microscope photo tube and I take the picture (I use a remote shutter release). I probably didn't quite answer your question, but I'll be more than happy to give more specific answers. Fortunately for me, unlike other kinds of photography, this does not require much artistic talent :redface::redface::redface:.