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This week the results of the Nikon Small World competition 2020 were announced. It was the first time that I participated in the competition and I am very happy that one of my pictures was selected as "Honorable Mentions". It's the root section of Viola odorata. Congratulations to the other participants.

The Nikon Small World competition is now in its 46th year! Browsing the galleries of phantastic pictures is always of great inspiration for my own work. 

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Due to Corona, I limited my regular outdoor activities to public parks arount our apartment in the 8th district Vienna (1 km diameter). There are several parks and in one of them I found specimens of sweet violet (Viola odorata).

I was specially interested in the root. The root was cut with a Jung HN-40 microtom using disposable blades. Stained with Wacker W3A, mounted with Eukitt.

Technical details:
Olympus BX-60
UAPO 10 oil
17 stacks used for the panorama.

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Sadly the Photoadventure 2020 was cancelled!!!

The next Photoadventure is schedules for November 13th and 14th, 2021. The venue, the Pyramide in Voesendorf, remains the same. As of now we offer two lectures:

  • Warum Makrofotos so oft misslingen (why macrofotos fail so often)
  • Bildwirkung in der Fotografie (the message of an image)

Most recent works with focus on micro- and macrophotography are presented in the exhibition section of the event.

You find more under events

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The Photoadventure 2020 takes place!! The team of the Photoadventure had been working very hard in the past few weeks and months, organized a new venue (the Pyramide in Voesendorf/Vienna) and made the event "corona-ready". We offer two lectures:

  • Warum Makrofotos so oft misslingen (why macrofotos fail so often)
  • Bildwirkung in der Fotografie (the message of an image)

Most recent works with focus on micro- and macrophotography are presented in the exhibition section of the event.

You find more under events. Visit the online ticket shop.

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Today I hold a two hours lecture on "autofluorescence of plants" for member of the German Mikroskopie Forum. The focus was  - what else could it be - on photography and their challanges. The presentation can be found here.

 

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Yesterday I had the chance to take a picture of this beautiful insect, a male banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens). It was early morning and quite cold at the river Feldaist (Upper Austria). In order to be ready to fly, the dragon fly trembles with its wings.

Technical data:
Nikon D850, 200 mm
single shot

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Sac of spores (sporangium) of Dryopteris filix-mas is among the "must-haves" of microscopists. This year I was lucky and found them in the perfect status. The black dots are the spores flung as from a catapult.

Technical details:
Olympus BX-60 with HBO lamp and UV unit WB (Wide Blue)
Objektive: 10 x S APO
Nikon Z 6
Stack: with more than 400 layers

And because they are so beautifil, another picture of this series.

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Serveral new items found their way to my collection of minerals.

 

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