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Category : Photography

Pakenham Carols

The Pakenham Carols were held at the Toomuc reserve on December 12th, 2015. The carols were held by the Cardinia council and consisted of various activities including of course carols before being finished with fireworks. I wanted to try my luck at photographing the fireworks, and tried a longer exposure (> 1 second), higher ISO (e.g. 800) and an aperture of around f8. I made a number of rookie mistakes in taking these images which included: Too slow a shutter […]

Under the Microscope: Activated Carbon

This episode of “Cool Stuff Under the Microscope” focuses on Activated Carbon, which is a compound used for many different purposes, it can be used for air sampling to collect chemicals for later analysis, or alternatively can be used in filtration to absorb chemicals removing them from the environment be it water, air or otherwise. The following image was taken using a Radical Microscope (Details Here), and the images were captured using a Nikon D5300 Digital Camera. Again because the […]

Western honey bee or Apis mellifera

The Western honey bee or Apis mellifera is a common insect around my parents garden in the South East Suburbs of Melbourne, being attracted to the pollen from the Grevillea banksii. The Western honey bee is a fascinating insect that is commercially used to produce honey. It also has a social caste system in addition to complex communication behaviours (e.g. dances to indicate food availability). Sadly it is also currently being affected due to colony collapse disorder. The bee’s proved to […]