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In Vitro Fertilization
1st PlaceIn Vitro Fertilization

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Science IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Location: basement
Date: Dec 19, 2011
Aperture: 22
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2011

Another ferrofluid shot with air bubbles, and a (slightly magnetic) stainless steel ball on a silicon wafer, with a big square magnet underneath.
The 10 micron precision of my milling machine came in handy for this one; moving the needle with such precision in 3D was key.


What a privileged to be on the front page of DPC on my 8th anniversary with DPC! See thread below: 8 years at DPC

Place: 1 out of 70
Avg (all users): 7.1986
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 7.4250
Avg (non-participants): 7.1132
Views since voting: 4621
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 146
Comments: 18
Favorites: 3 (view)

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12/29/2011 10:43:09 AM
I need to think what to do with all this wafers around me..yet I guess Micron wouldn't like it..))
12/28/2011 07:30:22 PM
12/28/2011 05:25:24 PM
From 4th to 1st. Congrats
12/28/2011 04:30:43 PM
WD on the ribbon! 9 from me. Not withstanding your technical photographic abilities, that Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 (now with VR for handheld bug following) is just fabulous...and on my long term wish list.
12/28/2011 04:18:29 PM
Well look at you a Blue Ribbon...this is beautiful...I hope to actually give this a try someday...
12/28/2011 11:14:36 AM
wow, I'm fascinated. I really love how the colors and the reflection attract your attention to the point of contact. I am not understanding the significance of the ball. It almost competes with the bubble for importance. Also the double bubble makes me think the cells are dividing already but the needle is to clean to be 'leaving the scene' if there was some of the liquid on the needle it would make me think the cells were already doing their thing. (just some of the details that make you think)
Great shot, you have a great understanding of this interesting material and it shows nicely here.
12/28/2011 05:14:36 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, good un.
12/28/2011 05:06:05 AM
Where's the "vitro"?
12/28/2011 02:35:20 AM
Never got to this challenge. Congrats on another groovy ferro photo! And the ribbon, of course.
12/28/2011 12:08:24 AM
Stunning. The Master of Ferro Fluid...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2011 11:33:04 PM
Great lighting, great crispness to this photo!
12/27/2011 11:26:15 AM
I do not have the slightest idea what the in vitro fertilization process looks like, but I love the sharpness, clarity, and balance of this image. One of my top three.
12/27/2011 04:20:00 AM
wow...amazing clarity...9 from me...I am sure this will ribbon
12/26/2011 12:15:06 PM
Could well be my top pick, if not very close by. Ribbon.
12/25/2011 08:44:53 AM
Amazing clarity and forms. Superb.
12/24/2011 11:47:07 AM
Best of the bunch. My choice for the Blue. Good job.
12/21/2011 06:18:14 PM
Very cool subject, nice colors, and OH so SHARP! Good luck!
12/21/2011 08:42:52 AM
Ferrofluid? Nicely done.

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