The last couple of weeks I’ve been getting in some practice here and there, taking pictures of eggs laid by backup lab culture flies, trying to figure out how to get the best picture I possibly can for measuring egg size in ObjectJ.
|The 'Old' Way|
|The 'New' Way|
It wasn’t until the last cookie that I discovered something that would make the photos much better. Instead of using a white platform underneath the juice cookie as I had been doing previously, I tried using a black one. This instantly increased the contrast between the eggs and the background. I believe that with this discovery, future picture taking and egg measurements will be much more effective.
Getting in this practice and working out all the little details now will be very helpful in the future when I start working on my thesis project.