Best dissecting microscopes for botanical subjects?

Mark Mazer markemazer@gmail.com
Sun, 09 Feb 2014 09:20:43 PST
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Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC USDA 8a


On Sun, Feb 9, 2014 at 12:03 PM, Bracey Tiede <tiede@pacbell.net> wrote:

> David,
>
> Saxon Holt has been experimenting with software and photos to create these
> composites. You may wish to communicate with him.
>
> http://saxonholt.com/blog/
>
> Cheers,
> Bracey
> San Jose
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org]
> On Behalf Of David Ehrlich
> Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2014 7:56 PM
> To: Pacific Bulb Society
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Best dissecting microscopes for botanical subjects?
>
> I had heard about, though I don't know where to find more information on
> it,
> a camera + computer setup where the camera took a series of pictures with
> gradually changing focus settings, and the pictures were then combined by
> the computer choosing only the in-focus portions to create the composite.
> This would be extremely useful  in creating substantial depth of field for
> close-ups, and macro photography generally.  If anyone knows anything about
> this equipment, I'd be very interested.
>
>
> >________________________________
> > From: Tim Eck <teck11@embarqmail.com>
> >To: 'Pacific Bulb Society' <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
> >Sent: Saturday, February 8, 2014 12:06 PM
> >Subject: Re: [pbs] Best dissecting microscopes for botanical subjects?
> >
> >
> >It may be worth mentioning if anyone here is a software guru or twelve
> year
> >old, there are some really cool things you can do with photomicrographs
> >nowadays to remove all blurring from limited depth of field.  It involves
> >taking several images where the only thing you change is the focal
> distance
> >and then create a composite saving only the in-focus parts of each image.
> >This is surprisingly simple for digital images since a sharp sub-image or
> >neighborhood is defined by high local variation in brightness as measured
> by
> >standard deviation or range.
> >
> >
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