Polish photographer, Marek Miś, has developed a technique for photographing living and inanimate microorganisms, plant tissues and micro crystals directly through the eyepiece of a microscope. You may have seen his awarding winning photographs in either the Nikon Small World Competition or the Olympus BioScapes Competition. Here are a few of my favorites:
Marek’s microphotographs are made using various lighting techniques – bright field, dark field, phase contrast, Rheinberg illumination, polarized light, oblique illumination and mixed techniques. To see more of Marek Mis’s work go to this URL: http://www.mismicrophoto.com/plants.php
German photographer, Dr. Igor Siwanowicz who works at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology specializing in invertebrate photography, has succeeded in showing the world there is beauty of form in the insect world.
You can see a more complete portfolio of Igor Siwanowicz’s work here:
There is a indeed a whole magical world of images to be seen and created through a microscope.