Prepared slides- yet still surprised.

Hello Foldscopers!

Over the weekend I received a box of prepared slides & set some time aside to browse through them.

Although this was not much of an exploratory endeavor, I still found myself in awe. For one, at the foldscope itself. The wonder truly does not wear off when a device so beautifully simple performs so well. I was also in awe of just of the confounding complexity of the microscopic world, so much intricacy masked by scale…

So this post is more just a testament to that! Here are some photos of my favorite sights, focusing through different planes on insects was especially interesting.

I looked at many slides so I did not annotate the subject for each image– but if you’re curious what an image is of please ask in the comments & I’ll look it up!
Finally, I noticed this dead bee on my screen door today, considering it as a donation to my next exploration. 🙂


7 Comments Add yours

  1. laksiyer says:

    @Rebecca. These are gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous images. It is true that artists have different eyes. Each of these can be used in a textbook as illustration.

    1. RebeccaKonte says:

      Thanks so much, Laks! The slides were so beautiful, they did all the work. 🙂 Very much looking forward to meeting you this weekend, I’ll see you soon!

  2. Lazy gal says:

    What is the subject of the 2nd last image taken? The one which looks like a layer having tiny hair like structures surrounded by brown structures? Are they wings of an insect?

    1. RebeccaKonte says:

      You are exactly right! That slide is of a housefly wing (Musca domestica), great eye.

  3. Manu Prakash says:

    Stunning views of the kelidoscoping images – what a brilliant post @Rebecca.

    Guess you are ready for your DC adventure at the Sciene Fair!!


    1. RebeccaKonte says:

      Thank you, Manu! Yes, ready and very excited!

      I’ll be sure to make a post about the event. 🙂

  4. Santana Saikia says:

    Sir, I hv never seen such beautiful slides before. Your work is really appreciated.

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