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Nikon's Small World Competition Winners

Gary Detonnancourt


Ralph Claus Grimm

Subject Matter:

Eye of a honey bee (Apis mellifera) covered in dandelion pollen



Reflected Light

I think it's so cool that this year's winner is a high school biology teacher and is self-taught in this technique.  I also teach high school biology and have always wanted to try this myself.  It's also interesting that the winner was a fairly common subject and not some obscure cell type.  The photographer also used focus stacking which is becoming very common in macro photography.  Check out all the winner at Nikon's Small World website.

Here is one of my first attempts at micro-photography using a high school microscope and photographed with my iPhone.  This is a green algae from a local pond.  I believe it's called spirogyra.