A microcope is one of the most treasured Christmas presents from my childhood. Red metal, glass slides and small accessories packed into a polystrene box. Fast forward a few years and I’m hooked on microscopy all over again. This time with a Foldscope — a foldable microscope with a detachable lens.
I’m still getting the hang of panning, focusing and making slides but I’ve captured some amazing images so far. These photos were all taken on my phone and haven’t been edited in any way.
The hair folicle photo blew my mind, it’s so clear!
I’m not sure what causes ring marks around the lens edge. If anyone reading has a Foldscope and knows what is causing it, I’d love to get your thoughts in the comments below.
Hopefully I’ll have more images to share before too long 🙂
Beautiful. There is definitely something special about images taken by a microscope, like a little peek into another world.
Yes, that’s exactly it 🙂