Diamonds in Fragile Cases

Before going to Murree on Sept. 18, 2013 I made a miniature glass container by  following a video. This was an experiment of assembling glass pieces with wonderful Silicone sealant. Things turned out to b

e a great success. Basically this was created to photograph small insects in small space. Small space of such containers limits the movements of the insects. There was also some plan of putting Bryophytes in such containers. The growing of Bryopytes in home was also a new idea,

I collected some Bryophtes in Murree in a jar and brought them back to home. In home I spread them in different types of containers.

Different Containers for Liversworts and Mosses

Different Containers for Liversworts and Mosses

Among all of these containers, the rectangle one next to half-red circle looks excellent to me. It was in  made by me and infact thsis post is about such containers. There are many advantages of such cases e.g.,

  1. Shallow depth. We can easily manipulate them with fingers as well as forceps.
  2. First two containers are of plastic. Ordinary cheap plastics are dull initially and get scratched due wear and tear. But glass containers can be washed and they are always new after cleaning.
  3. Custom made containers can be made in any shape according to the requirements. I needed a container for Liverworts. Liverworts do not grow tall and always grow flat to ground.  Air circulation is not good in deep containers for them. So I created a container specifically for them.

    Custom Made Glass Container

    Custom Made Glass Container

  4. Photographs are distortion free. Curved surfaces may create  unusal shapes of plants while flat surfaces are free from such defects.
Advantages of Clear & Flat Glass Surface in Photography

Advantages of Clear & Flat Glass Surface in Photography

To be Continued…

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By rashidhameed

Autumn Diamonds

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No-Name (due to my lack of knowledge)

This is one of  the many beautiful pictures which I captured on my 18th Sept. 2013, trip to Murree. This is also one of the beautiful pictures which I captured through the use of camera tripod.  During this trip I utilized tripod for the first time in my life and I really enjoyed its use.  Things become very easy through tripod. But one must also learn to capture photographs without camera tripod as it is not always possible to carry camera tripod and also some situations don’t allow its use. Camera tripod eliminates camera shakes during long exposure times as in low light situations.  So saves camera battery by eliminating  wasteful shaky camera shots.

White flowers are like gems and as they are blossoming at the onset of autumn so I am not wrong if I call them ‘Autumn Diamonds’.

By rashidhameed