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NZ Pāua Shell, 40x Objective

(Halotis iris, NZ Abalone)


The structures that give rise to the shimmering patterns of Pāua (New Zealand abalone) are revealed in spectacular detail under the microscope! This is one of the deepest dives I've acheived with Pāua shell yet! Its peculiar specularity makes it an arduous surface to image.

This image is a composites of 60+ "slices" meticulously captured using a 40x objective with an OMAX microscope, focus-stacked and stitched together. 

All indicated sizes are printed on a Premium 255gsm Metallic Gilcee paper unless clearly labelled "POSTER". See "Papers" on the right for more info.


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My microphotographs are printed and shipped from carefully selected art-print shops in NZ and around the world (for international customers). 

Please be sure to select the correct size option for shipping at checkout - this should correspond to the largest size in your cart.

Posters are usually produced by a different print shop. If ordering both prints and posters, please select the shipping option for the largest print in your cart. Please be aware that these items may arrive at different times.

International customers: Please note that I aim to find the best equivalent to the paper I print on here in NZ. Brand and paper weight (gsm) may vary depending on your local print-shop's inventory. I will be in touch if there is a significant difference.

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