Superglue


coker

Link Posted 17/12/2021 - 12:34
Setting my focus manually for my macros was becoming more difficult, aligning a black insect pin with half-degree accuracy.....
Ah, I know!
What I need is a v. small magnifier/lens to "enlarge" the needle-point/degree marks.
Amazon didn't seem to have anything suitable, so I thought...
I'll make one!

I put a bead ( about 10 mm. diam.) of superglue on a mic. slide. This sat up nicely in a hemispherical shape, just like a lens, in fact!
I let it "dry" for about an hour, then thought that it could be higher, so put another couple od drops on & left it to do its thing, i.e. set.

When I next looked, it was as though the (glass-clear) drop had curdled, crystallised.....

Onto the macro set-up & this was revealed.......







Thoughts, anyone?
Explanation?
Magic?

Thanks for looking,

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

Chrism8

Link Posted 17/12/2021 - 13:21
Defiantly magic , superbly well shot and the BW conversion suits it perfectly.
Chris

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 17/12/2021 - 13:46
Chrism8 wrote:
Defiantly magic , superbly well shot and the BW conversion suits it perfectly.

..and a piece of art in its own right - excellent!
LennyBloke

Urbanmeister

Link Posted 17/12/2021 - 14:38
How intriguing is that? Lovely image, coker.
Be well, stay safe.

LongTimeLurker

Link Posted 17/12/2021 - 17:29
Another excellent photograph.

It looks like you've discovered a new lifeform.
Nigel.

Getting older and grumpier. Taking longer to decide which lens to use today.

K5 with auto-everything lenses
A collection of manual primes to keep me in touch with the pleasures of doing it old-school.

coker

Link Posted 17/12/2021 - 18:26
A comment made to me:

"Wow! Almost looks like a biological structure! It really shows the intrinsic link between chemistry and biology. No use as a lens though."

(Coker)
The more I look, the more there is to see!

alfpics

Link Posted 17/12/2021 - 19:04
Amazing - whatever is going on!
Andy

Flan

Link Posted 17/12/2021 - 19:47
would be a great album cover in the psychedelic rock era
Fascinating to look at

Lubbyman

Link Posted 18/12/2021 - 19:17
Stunning, original and very well seen and taken . How many times have I seen a blob of glue go cloudy and never thought about what's actually happening blob...

As for an explanation, it might be due to air trapped under the second blob trying to work its way out while the glue sets. Alternatively, it might be due to the glue setting from bottom up and top down simultanously. Apparently, superglue starts setting when exposed to moisture, even moisture in the air is enough. Once started, molecules of glue start to join up (polymerisation). Moisture in the air would start top-down setting, tiny areas of moisture or not completed polymers on the surface of the first (lower) drop could start bottom-up setting. If top-down and bottom-up setting produce polymers that are optically different (e.g. due to being different lengths), the interface could be visible. Or the true explanation might be none of the above...

OK, I'll go back in my hole...

Steve

coker

Link Posted 18/12/2021 - 23:05
Yes.

What I said.

Magic!


Thanks all for looking,

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

pschlute

Link Posted 22/12/2021 - 20:44
Love it
Peter



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