IMAGES: Time for a Close-Up

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Science  06 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5796, pp. 27d
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5796.27d

A freshwater shrimp (Macrobrachium amazonium) goggles at the camera through a square pupil. The shot by photographer Alex Griman of São Paulo, Brazil, nabbed one of the top places in this year's Small World contest, sponsored by the camera company Nikon. Held annually since 1974, the competition showcases photographic artistry through the microscope. Visitors can browse a gallery of this year's best submissions or check out previous winners. Peruse the backgrounders if you're curious about winning techniques such as stereomicroscopy, which Griman used to capture the shrimp image.

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