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Photomicrography is the process of taking photographs through a microscope. The camera is connected to the neck of the microscope much the same way it gets connected to a telescope. The object gets illuminated from the bottom or the top. To see the pictures with text as a slide show in large format click on the first image. To return to the main page of the site click on the words VISIONINTIME at the upper left part of your screen.

A print letter

A print letter

When you talk about printing you always hear the expression ... "that is printed at 300 dpi (dots per inch)" But, what does that really mean to most of us? Here is an example of how it works....

This is the letter "A" on a Bank of America credit card under the microscope illuminated from the top. Under the microscope you can see the 300 dots per inch. With normal vision the dots appear to connect to form the letter "A".


Finger print

Finger print

You probably have seen the "curved lines" that form a finger print before on a TV program. Here is only one of those lines at high power through a microscope. The print was placed on a prestained slide for contrast.


Flower part

Flower part

A fragment of a flower seen through a microcsope at moderate power.


Beer bottle fragment

Beer bottle fragment

glass fragment the size of a pencil eraser taken from a broken and chipped brown beer bottle. Illuminated from the bottom.


Table salt in water solution

Table salt in water solution

A small drop of water with a few grains of white table salt. The water was stained for photographic contrast.


Cotton fibers

Cotton fibers

Cotton fibers from a Qtip...stained for contrast. Illuminated from the bottom.


Plastic button

Plastic button

A plastic button from a shirt. The button was put on a slide and the illuminated from the bottom. You are seeing through the plastic button to the light source.


Copy paper

Copy paper

This is a picture of regular white copy paper that you would find in any office. You can see the strands of fibers in it. The object is illuminated from the bottom.


Grape skin

Grape skin

A small slice of red grape skin was placed on a slide. This image was taken at moderate power.


Watermellon

Watermellon

This image was made by taking a small spec of watermellon and putting it on a stained slide to increase contrast.