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Nikon Small World

June 8, 2012 – September 16, 2012

See the unseen as science related subjects are revealed through 20 award winning photomicrographs in the 2011 Nikon Small World exhibition opening on June 8 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

1st Place Dr. Igor Siwanowicz Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology Martinsried, Germany Portrait of a Chrysopa sp. (green lacewing) larva (20x) Confocal

Celebrating its 37th year, Nikon Small World has become the top forum for showing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope, and it celebrates the world’s best photomicrographers who create beautiful imagery while demonstrating a variety of scientific principles.

Nikon Small World recognizes excellence in photomicrography, honoring images that successfully showcase the delicate balance between difficult scientific technique and exquisite artistic quality. Among this year’s top five images, including the green lacewing larva, are a blade of grass, Melosira Moniliformis/living specimen; intrinsic flourescence in liverwort and a microchip surface/3D construction.

Additional information on this exhibition can be found at www.nikonsmallworld.com or follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter @nikonsmallworld

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2 Comments
  1. Thank you for the nice picture. Would you be kind enough to educate us with the technique on the process of taking this kind of magnified pictures??

    Thank you,
    Geshan

  2. Geshan,

    Please check out http://www.nikonsmallworld.com and http://www.microscopyu.com/ for information on the process used in micro-photography.

    -Ken

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