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    on Mar 23, 2014
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    on Jul 29, 2013 in Marine biology Micro
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  • My new video: The hidden life in pond water
    on Jan 23, 2013 in Micro Macro
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    on Dec 2, 2012 in Marine biology Underwater Travel
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  • Transparent water flea
    on Nov 4, 2012 in Micro
       Most of small and microscopic invertebrates are transparent and sometimes make you feel that they are made out of glass. That fact makes taking pictures very difficult. In  case of this water flea, which happens to be Simocephalus vetulus, I sp...
  • Seashell portals
    on Nov 1, 2012 in Micro
      In my childhood I loved looking closely at seashells being fascinated by the natural shapes, but it never occurred to me to look at them through the microscope. Admittedly, I didn't have such kind of devices back then=) I just came from a trip...
  • Microscopes vs macro lenses. More pictures of bryozoans and other stuff
    on Sep 26, 2012 in Micro Macro
       The difference between microscopes and macro lenses is not that significant. The optical principles are the same. What microscopes offer are complex illumination techniques, which can make transparent objects stand out for example, and comfortab...
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