Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Using vodka to further science: The photomicrography of Ian Gardiner

E-Fauna photographer Ian Gardiner has taken 10th place in the Nikon Small World photomicrography contest with a photo of a clam shrimp from Alberta.

According to the news release:  "Gardiner's detailed portrait of a clam shrimp from the Alberta Prairie was recognized in the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. His profile of a five-millimetre-long female with eggs was the only Canadian entry that placed, finishing 10th, in October."   In the news release, Ian expanded on his technique for photographing these tiny crustaceans:  "I give them a small shot of vodka, which kind of keeps them quiet so I can photograph them,"

Read the article about Ian's photography here:

View more of Ian's work here.

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