Mike Gibson wins the Royal Microscopical Society Photographic Competition!
International recognition for one of Northampton's Amateur Microscopists at The Royal Microscopical Society 2010 International Exhibition of Microscience
held at the Excel Conference Centre in London in June during a three day period of lectures, conferences and exhibitions.
Part of this event included the RMS International Micrograph Competition Over 100 micrographs were submitted to the 2010 competition, with stunning entries in all categories.
Dr Hutchison, a former RMS President & one of this year's judging panel says: "We receive entries from all over the world & the standard is very high. It's a great opportunity for microscopists to showcase their skills & their work & it provides an outlet for those who capture the breathtaking & engaging beauty of the microscopical world."
FIRST PRIZE in the Light Microscopy section was awarded to Michael Gibson of the Northamptonshire Natural History Society for his stunning darkfield image showing the tongue of a Blowfly.
Michael is a retired Science teacher who has lived and worked in Northampton for the past 40 years. He joined the society, based at the Humfrey Rooms in Castilian Terrace, some five years ago and as honorary secretary of the microscopy section was extremely proud to have been awarded this honour.
Mike managed to get two photos shortlisted and this image of the Blowfly proboscis received first place in the light microscopy section. He also entered it as a member of the Northamptonshire Natural History Society. The photograph is of a slide from our very own collection!