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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 10:10 PM

The Extraordinary Details of Tiny Creatures Captured with a Laser-Scanning Microscope by Igor Siwano

If you’ve ever wondered how a diving beetle swims through the water or manages to rest just on the surface, the answer is in part because its foot is infinitely more complicated than your own. As seen above, this microscopic image of a male Acilius sulcatus (diving beetle) by photographer Igor Siwanowicz reveals the extraordinary complexity of this aquatic insect’s tiny appendage. This is just one of many examples of Siwanowicz’s work as a neurobiologist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus. His brilliantly colored images show the tree-like structures of moth antennas, the wild details of barnacle legs, and the otherworldly shapes of plant spores. The photos are made with a confocal laser-scanning microscope capable of “seeing” vast amounts of detail beyond what you might capture with a traditional lens-based microscope. You can see much more of his nature photography here. (via Synaptic Stimuli, Wired)




https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/10/insect-microscopy-igor-siwanowicz/

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Reply The Extraordinary Details of Tiny Creatures Captured with a Laser-Scanning Microscope by Igor Siwano (Original post)
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GoCubsGo Thursday #1
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Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 10:21 PM

1. These are great!

Thanks for posting. I love stuff like this!

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 10:23 PM

3. It's amazing.

Glad you liked them, too.

It blows my mind, this strange Universe. Putting those patterns and a mind to experience them with together and, whew! What a show.

The detail is incredible with that method.

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Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 10:22 PM

2. Very colorful, but creepy.

I find insect close-ups to be quite horrifying.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:14 AM

6. You'll probably like this cute little paw



Until you find out it's from a spider.

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Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 10:25 PM

4. Wow! Gorgeous. K&R. nt

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Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:14 AM

7. Abstract paintings

Exist in real life. Are they abstract at all?

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Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:45 AM

8. Wonderful and amazing

Thank you.

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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:43 AM

9. Back to work! That baby needs new shoes, and they won't be cheap.

Gorgeous images -- living fractals.

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Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:44 PM

10. Interesting.

That turned out to be a rather popular foot up there. I am delighted.

I am glad you all enjoyed the pictures like I did. They are remarkable and that technique rocks.

Just another flash of the ornate, opulent and amazing appearances on the Universe show.

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