Friday, October 11, 2013

Insect under the Microscope

This insect was captured at 45x magnification under a stereo microscope using the DMC3.1 microscope camera (3.2 mega pixels).

insect under microscope
Check out those eyes!!

Notice how the wing to the right of the body is slightly out of focus. This is because the focal distance between the top of the insect and the wing is different. At high magnifications the depth of focus becomes smaller. If you wanted to view the wing in focus at this same magnification (45x), the body of the insect would be out of focus.