Monday, June 14, 2010

Ant and a Fly

The image you see here is of an ant holding a fly, taken using an optical microscope. The images is focused stacked and is a 4x6 mosaic stitched together. The image is magnified ~40x and is particularly interesting because it is a micro-gigapan of a specimen imaged last summer using a scanning electron microscope. It is neat to compare the two imaging techniques and notice the variations on what you can and cannot see through each microscope.

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This SEM image is composed of 288 images magnified around 400x.

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