Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eye-Popping Microscope Images


1st Place: Daddy longlegs

1st Place 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition: Eyes of daddy longlegs. A frontal section of Phalangium opilio eyes. The lenses, retinas and optic nerves are visible. The image is a depth color-coded projection of a confocal image stack.« Read less

(Igor Siwanowicz, Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology, Munich, Germany)



2nd Place: Rat hippocampus

2nd Place 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition: Rat hippocampus. Widefield multiphoton fluorescence image stained to reveal the distribution of glia, neurofilaments and cell nuclei.« Read less

(Thomas Deerinck, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research)


3rd Place: Solitary coral

3rd Place 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition: Solitary coral. The tentacle tips, called acrospheres, are visibly enhanced using a technique… Read more »

(James Nicholson, Coral Culture & Collaborative Research Facility)


4th Place: Living Licmophora juegensii

4th Place 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition: Living Licmophora juegensii on red alga, together with the diatom Cocconeis and filamentous… Read more »

(Wolfgang Bettighofer, Kiel, Germany)



5th Place: Weedy flower

5th Place 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition: Dadpour Primordium of the weedy flower at its final stages of development. More than 100 z-stacks… Read more »

(M. Reza Dadpour, University of Tabriz, Iran)



6th Place: Gubernator Spirogyra

6th Place 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition: Gubernator Spirogyra. Brightfield and polarized light.

(Jerzy Gubernator, Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Wroclaw)



7th Place: Blue damselfly eye

7th Place 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition: Siwanowicz eye of a commmon blue damselfly. This projection of a series of confocal microscope… Read more »

(Igor Siwanowicz, Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology)



8th Place: Beetle leg

8th Place 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition: Beetle leg. Lateral view of the adhesive pad of the first leg of a beetle captured using… Read more »

(Jan Michels, Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Germany)



9th Place: Wildflower seeds

9th Place 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition: Wildflower seeds. Image captured using brightfield reflected light.

(Yanping Wang, Beijing, China)


10th Place: Weevil head

10th Place 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition: Weevil. Image was captured using episcopic illumination.

(Laurie Knight, Tonbridge, Kent, UK)



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