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Focus Stacking comparing Photoshop, Helicon Focus and Zerene by Dr. Robert Berdan A focus stack is a photograph that is made up of a combination of 2 or more images that were focussed at different points and then after combining the stacks the final image has a much greater depth of field - read more.
Photographing Microscopic Plant and Animal Life - Pond Scum II by Dr. Robert Berdan I am having so much fun exploring miniature universes filled with aliens - microscopic life - in water that this is my 6th article on photomicrography this year - read more.
Wild Arctic - book review by Dr. Robert Berdan
Wild Arctic is a highly informative book with lavish full-color illustrations throughout and up-to-date biological accounts of 119 mammals, 113 birds and 23 wildflowers. Travelers to the Arctic will find a wealth of information encompassing life in the far north - read more.
Burrowing Owls in Alberta by Dr. Wayne Lynch The burrowing owl is a small owl, just 23 centimetres (9 in) tall, with legs nearly a third as long as the length of its body. Typically, it roosts on the ground, but sometimes perches on fence posts.- read more.
Wherever my Camera brings me - Newfoundland by Megan Newman Newfoundland is a marvelous place to live, it has so much to offer and there is always an adventure at your doorstep - read more.
The Hidden World - My Look at Photomicrography by Marek Miś The way I remember it, my interest in the micro world and for the microscopy began when I was very young teenager (thirteen or fourteen years old). The great inspiration for it was the book which I found in my father's cupboard - read more.
Scanning Electron Microscopy - Photography by Dr. Robert Berdan Most of us don't have access to a scanning electron microscope (SEM), but I was fortunate when I was doing research to be able to take photographs with this microscope - read more.
Rheinberg Filters for Photomicrography by Dr. Robert Berdan When you buy your first microscope and begin looking at live cells from a scraping from your cheek (see bottom pictures), or pond organisms the first thing you notice is that they hard to see let alone photograph - read more.
Tribute to George Brybycin Canadian Photographer
1934 - 2017 by Dr. Robert Berdan & Friends of George Brybycin Nicknamed "Ansel Adams of the Canadian Rockies and Canada", George Brybycin was a mountain climber and photographer extraordinaire - read more.
The Art & Science of Photomicrography with Polarized Light by Dr. Robert Berdan Many subjects when viewed through a microscope are unfamiliar and appear abstract. In this article I would like to share with you some pictures of crystals and other substances that bend polarized light - read more.
Shoot the Solar Eclipse by Alan Dyer. This summer an amazing natural phenomenon will sweep across the United States. On August 21 the shadow of the Moon will touch the Earth and trace a path from coast to coast, from Oregon to South Carolina - read more.
Microscopic Life in Ponds and Rainwater by Dr. Robert Berdan It may look like pond scum until you look at it through a light microscope - to a Geek these microorganisms are jewels and they can be found in your backyard - read more.
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