Under the Microscope: Pinus Spp Leaf
I recently purchased an ebay special which contained a series of pre-prepared microscope slides which had been sections and mounted already, taking a fair bit of hassle out of the process. Given Pinus (Pine) was one of the many mounted slides I felt it would be worth imaging this using my focus stacking software, and my Microsope. Pinus spp is the scientific name for conifer trees in the genus Pinus, they are typically most commonly found in the northern hemisphere however a few species are also found in the southern hemisphere.
How it was taken:
All of my “under the microscope” images are taken in a similar manner, and using the below equipment. In this case, focus stacking was conducted by capturing a video of the subject as I move through the planes of focus, and then software pulled the images out of that video and focus stacked them into the images below;