Posts Tagged ‘Microscopic’

The World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Video

Meet Dot, probably the tiniest heroine you’ve ever seen.  This stop-motion video was shot using Cellscope, a high-quality microscope that attaches to a cellphone camera.  The amount of patience and meticulousness that was needed to create this is truly mindblowing.

And just to drive home how impressive this is, here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the production:

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09 2010

Finding Beauty In The Invisible

Do you remember learning about the amazingly named “Wee Beasties” in 7th Grade science class…looking at nasty pond water under a microscope and seeing a vibrant world of creatures furiously swimming around?  It blew my mind.

Dutch photographer Wim van Egmond has created the Micropolitan Museum of Microscopic Art Forms, (a division of The Institute for the Promotion of the Less than One Millimetre), which celebrates the beauty in microscopic organisms.  He collects his ‘models’ from all different types of water – ponds, city puddles, the ocean, etc.  All of his images were captured using a standard light microscope – these are some of the best:

Licmophora flabellata
Licmophora flabellata

Micrasterias rotata
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Paramecium bursaria
Paramecium bursaria

Obelia
Obelia

Achnanthes longipes
Achnanthes longipes

Daphnia
Daphnia

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12 2009