The first viewing of microscopic objects at age 5, looking through Father's microscope, generated a life-long interest in tiny things. Microscopy became a passion and a part of daily life throughout a busy professional career and beyond. Photography of microscopic crystals has recently turned into art!
Statoblasts and an isolated polyp of
the bryozoan Pectinatella magnifica (x25)
Much more than essential work tools (e.g., recording zooplankton communities, or observing toxicity test organisms, or documenting the life-cycle of minute aquatic creatures), microscopes provide a window to the magnificence and beauty of Nature. In combination with a camera, capture of this beauty is a favorite pastime.
Crystallized salt or sugar reveals overwhelming beauty when viewed under the microscope. A recently-discovered artistic pursuit, the story and the thumbnail collections of Revital's art shows are at The micro-world of crystals