The Department of Redundancy Department came up with the title of this week’s entry. The objects studied were tiny dried shrimp (蝦米 xiāmi) from an Asian grocery in Brooklyn. None of them was bigger than an adult fingernail. They had bright pink bodies and crazy, blue-black eyes on stalks. I tried to mimic the natural color using Photoshop. Adding color to highlight structure is common in SEM imaging.
|Top view of the head.||False color image|
|Left eye, low vacuum mode.||Left eye, high vacuum mode.|
|Right eye, low vacuum mode.||Right eye, high vacuum mode.|
Image credit: Glenn Elert. Thanks to Kate Wong for providing the sample.