Beauty Under the Microscope: The Winners of Nikon's Small World Contest

By Eliza Strickland | October 8, 2009 10:49 am

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  • yo mama

    I’m not trying to be crude, honest!…but…I’m pretty sure the only reason that won is because someone thought it would be funny to cock-and-ball the scientific community. Thanks a lot Discover :(

  • dawno

    Well, as an artist, interested in colour compostition and dynamics, I think no.3 should have taken first place. Of course, I am a sun-worship type… Beautiful image!

  • Em

    I’m an artist as well who has an appreciation for color, and I agree that no.3 is absolutely beautiful. I really like the patterns in no.6 and no.4. Hard to decide which one I like best though!

  • YouRang

    I thought the third place was just dreadful. And I think the simultaneous vision of both interior and exterior which the winner gave was the reason it won.; it certainly was far and away my favorite.
    I think it’s interesting that most of the winners were taken with several monochromatic lines probably generated by tunable laser.

  • Why

    Thanks, artists, but the contest is art under a microscope and images like these are not easy to get through one!

  • Emi

    Shirley, like all of your microscopic art, this work is beautiful! I’m proud to say that I learned the art of microscopy from you!

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