Image Composites – starfish

Some critters I want to look at are just bigger than the lower magnification lens can handle, so taking a tip from Tom Hata’s post https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=10552 I decided to try my hand at stitching together a series of images in GIMP that were taken with the Foldscope. I went after a 3 mm brittle star…

Foldscope focus stacking for high depth of field images

Microscopy always brings a challenge for imaging truly 3D subjects; since the depth of focus of most optical elements is small. Thus one choice you have as a microscopist is to squeeze something really flat in a slide – but this option will most likely kill and distort the sample you are trying to image….