The underwater photos are unreal. What sort of lens are you using on that camera? It is just now occuring to me to ask how many of your pictures on this site are taken through a scope and how many are taken with just a camera?
Jason, these are the first photos of septentrionalis I've seen--very cool! I've been meaning to discuss this species with Greg Hoover, but I probably won't have a chance to do that until mid-June. I'll be sure to share whatever I learn.
Troutnut on May 19, 2007May 19th, 2007, 3:14 pm EDT
Almost all my photos are taken without a microscope, but I do have a very specialized macro photography setup. The "underwater" photos in specimens like this one are actually not underwater, but staged in a tiny aquarium I created to take more natural-looking pictures than my usual white-background ones.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist