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2013 Photomicrography Competition

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2013 Photomicrography Competition

Peter Woitschikowski

Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Subject Matter:

Diatoms

- see: Diatom (625x)
Technique:

Darkfield


see: darkfield

This photo shows a very attractive graphics composition of a diatom as a round shape and two cruciform superimposed fragments of the spicules of sponges. These forms come from a strewn slide from Oamura, New Zealand. Diatoms are microscopic, unicellular algae whose cell wall is hard shells, designed as a glassy silicate.