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    Retired scientific photographer Steve Gschmeissner, 61, used a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) to magnify the insects by up to a MILLION times.

    The SEM — far more powerful than regular light microscopes that can only magnify by up to 1000 times — builds extreme close-ups of anything that can fit inside the 4ft high device by bombarding it with electrons.

    The electrons send back messages which help to build up a super-accurate image, revealing every tiny feature of the insects' bodies — in spectacular fashion.

    Steve, from Bedford, Beds, has built up incredibly detailed pictures of a common house fly, a human flea and a honey bee.



    He said: "For anyone involved in microscopy the SEM is the ultimate boy's toy.

    "Costing between £150,000 and £500,000, there are only a handful of people around the world who have access to this for fun.

    "To be able to use equipment like this is a dream come true.

    "The SEM picks up where the normal light microscope finishes and it takes it so much further by magnifying the specimen by up to a million times.

    "Also different to a regular microscope is the fact the SEM builds a 3D image giving you a unique view.

    "The insects were a great project for me. The level of detail in their tiny exoskeletons is simply beautiful."
    For more pics visit - 'The Sun'
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    Reminds me of varsity.....and bacteria we would see SEM pics of....

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    Great Pics

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    Nice pics dude! interesting stuff

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    Kool pics dude, post some more

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    It has hair coming out its eye!!!

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    Woaw that really is awesome!

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    awesome man! thanks for sharing
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