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Bloody Blood
  • Submitted: 3 years 23 days ago
  • Taken date: 2015-11-21 10:24:11
  • Original file: 1920 x 1400 px
  • File size: 7.7 MB
Description: Three red blood cells stiched together. I took this image using a scanning electron microscope HITACHI S 4000 FE(Field Emission) featured with a light source of a pure tungsten monocrystal instead of LaB6. I coated speciman with a metal using a device called sputtering. Normal diameter of a red cell is 7microns(1micron is 1/1000 mm). Image taken at 20 KVolts.
Polaroid T52 BW(400 ISO) scanned on Epson Perfection 3200 scanner. Cells have been “digitally coloured”(many years later) on a different layer changing blending mode to COLOUR.
Sometimes ultra small subjects show an artistic side and only using an optical or electron microscope it is possible to watch at almost abstract (but very arty) side of Nature.
By the way: I took this photo many ya when I dealt with instruments of that Company. Date Sept. 1990(last century). I added colour when “appeared digital photo”(this century). I spent 100 years to do so!
PS I don’t know which is right category where to upload such kind of photos…but they’re photos even without a category…I suppose it is interesting to go further…to overtake “macro”.
WD caption on top left corner means Working Distance…distance between specimen stage and detector inside (at the end of) electronic gun. Here beam of electrons is addressed by lenses (magnetic fields) to hit (to bomb) the surface of the sample. So doing I can detect the surface of organic or inorganic objects.
Colour popping is a must as in Electron Microscopy photos light is an “electron beam”. No colour..only BW (I’m using simple words so a few “concepts above”are not right for Science).


Submitted: 3 years 23 days ago

Date: Nov 21, 2015

File Size: 1.8 MB

Resolution: 1920x1400

Original Size: 7.7 MB


Date: 2015-11-21 10:24:11

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows


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Comments: 14        Replies: 14

Luis Bonito wrote in Nov 25, 2015, 6:48:00 AM

Superb image and description, congrats Giulio!

Fernando Alves wrote in Nov 27, 2015, 3:28:46 AM

This is great work, Giulio. Many congrats.

Carlos Lopes Franco wrote in Nov 28, 2015, 10:53:29 AM

very nice work and something to do with Crhistmas

Giulio Cesare 57 replied:

THX for your nice cmt...

Luís Teixeira wrote in Dec 25, 2015, 1:54:15 AM

Very impressive ...ultra small capture and trip to blood!
Buone Feste, Giulio

Giulio Cesare 57 replied:

THX Luis and Feliz Natal

Carlos Lopes Santos wrote in Jan 5, 2016, 5:05:32 PM

Excelentes, a descrição e este trabalho técnico de excelente impacto. Parabéns !

Filipe Correia wrote in Jan 20, 2016, 5:09:39 PM

fantastic image and description Giulio,great work..

Nuno Borges wrote in Jan 27, 2016, 10:44:38 AM

The photo and the history behind the photo are amazing. I love to see and feel de micro world inside our world! Big Hug. Lovejoydivision.

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