I visited Lakeside Pakenham today on my way back from Whooping Cough Injections and came across these guys; The House Sparrow or Passer domesticus. The First image which blurs out the second bird a bit too much was my favorite as if a bit of a ‘challenge’ as to who can get the bread first. Images…
Between June and July Docklands in Melbourne ran a winter festival known as the Firelight Festival. This was run around the Quay and consisted of a number of art installations from Fire Twirlers through to a giant status which was set alight and of course fireworks.
Have a look at (clean) toilet tissue under microscope, where you can see the fibres.
Salicin is a chemical which is produced by the Salix Willow bark and functions as an anti-inflammatory agent in the human body. This chemical was the initial origin of aspirin and is chemically related to Aspirin. As a tongue twister, the IUPAC name for Salicin is (2R,3S,4S,5R,6S)-2-(Hydroxymethyl)-6-[2-(hydroxymethyl)phenoxy]oxane-3, 4,5-triol.
Have a look at Cardiac muscle under the microscope :).
I love microscopy, I think there are so many cool things around in everyday life that seem fairly simple at first glance but when you get the opportunity to look at them in greater detail they just look so different to what you would typically expect. Since I have now set up, I wanted to…
On a recent work trip I visited Queenstown for three days for a conference, part of the trip related to work but thankfully there was a bit of time to do some sightseeing and of course (as I always do) capture some photos.
I have been eargly awaiting the release of Aurora HDR 2018 which has been released in the last few weeks. To do a demo, I used a landscape photo I took at the il Tartufo restaurant near Arrowtown, NZ during a work trip. The photo is two stitched images which were stitched in Lightroom and had some very minor editing conducted to the image. The image was duplicated and edited in Aurora HDR 2018 where I picked the “Landscape Enhanced Preset” but made no other changes. Left is old image, right is Aurora HDR.
If ever I had a favorite group of animals, beyond the Meerkats it would be the Orangutan. They are so similar to us in behaviour that it is at times eerie. A trip to the Melbourne Zoo showed me this character who was at home with his blanket, sitting in the centre of the enclosure…
I visited the Melbourne Zoo in August, and found so many creatures big and small interesting. The Lemur seemed to be having a good time watching everyone come in, they are quite alert creatures from what I could see.
Stearic acid, a common surfactant obtained by saponification of animal fats and oils lights up under polarized light.
Take a peek at a thin layer of Onion Skin under the microscope.