by Jacek Myslowski
March 14, 2018
A small fly - epi illumination 100X
My name is Jacek Myslowski and the universe of invisible things has fascinated me since my childhood. I have worked on photomicrography since 2006. This is my passion. Exploring unknown areas of micro world is stunning adventure for me and I want to enjoy it over and over.
These are my microscopes I use to take photomicrographs
Plan Apochromatic objectives used for my photomicrography
I use microscopes for completed length of body tube (160 mm). I have two Biolars which are a polish institution PZO and chinese microscope which sells in Poland. The heart of the microscope is the objective lens and I use Nikon CFN Plan Apochromatic objectives.
Freshwater Copepod 63X Fluorescence microscopy
Copepod epi-illumination 63X
Ant Head Fluorescence illumination 63X
Ceriodaphnia EPL 100X
I take pictures using afocal system where the camera is positioned above the microscope. Afocal photography, also called afocal imaging or afocal projection is a method of photography where the camera with its lens attached is mounted over the eyepiece of another image forming system such as an optical telescope or optical microscope, with the camera lens taking the place of the human eye (Wikipedia).
Insect larvae in its house, Fluorescence microscopy about 100X. The red branches are algae that fluoresce red.
Larvae of Chaoborus also called a glass worm - Polarizing microscopy 63X
Pupa Chaoborus, Polarizing microscopy, 100X
Desmid - unicellular algae. Micrasterias crux melitensis. Darkfield microscopy 1000X
Desmid Micrasterias rotata, Darkfield Microscopy 400X
Desmid - Micrasterias thomasiana, Flourescence microscopy, 400X
Moss by Fluorescence microscopy 100X
Ranatra linearis, Epi-illumination, 100X. Ranatra linearis is a species of aquatic bug in the Nepidae family. They are typically five centimetres long. The breathing tube tail is often half the length of the insect. Their habitat is usually shallow water in weedy ponds. They are swimming insects, and the adults can fly (Wikipedia).
I affix the compact camera to the eyepiece of microscope. When I stack images I combine a series of images then blend them together. I use an older Canon IXUS 1100HS camera. I use a wide variety of optical microscopy techniques, these are some of my favourite pictures.
Jacek Myslowski is an amateur photographer living in Poland. He specializes in macro- and photomicrography.
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