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Category : Microphotography

Jumping Spider; Denoise

This is another article in my Jumping Spider; Jumping through the edits series. To see all of the steps I recommend you look at this article which references each of the individual articles. As part of my editing the Jumping Spider photo, I needed to address the noise which was inherent in the photo using Topaz Denoise AI. Because the image was shot handheld, and the spider was moving I needed to have as high a shutter speed as possible […]

Focus Stacking; Jumping Spider

As part of my Jumping Spider; Jumping through the edits series I am covering the steps that were carried out in editing the image which was processed using Helicon Focus. Because of the lens combination and the significant magnification (e.g. > 2:1) the Depth of Field (DOF) was very shallow and which required the image to be focus stacked. Whilst A full description of depth of field, and focus stacking is outside of the scope of this post, I will […]

Under the Microscope: Salicin

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 isĀ (2R,3S,4S,5R,6S)-2-(Hydroxymethyl)-6-[2-(hydroxymethyl)phenoxy]oxane-3, 4,5-triol.