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Home > Press > FEI Launches 2014 Image Contest: Stunning Flower Image Wins the 2013 Grand Prize

This SEM image shows an Acacia dealbata (yellow mimosa) flower about to open. The flower is about 4.5 mm across. The image demonstrates the very large depth of field possible with an electron microscope. The flower was removed from the tree and put into the microscope in a fresh state, and the image was taken as soon as possible to avoid structural damage. All electron microscope images are gray scale (black and white), so false color was added to this image using an image processing program.
This SEM image shows an Acacia dealbata (yellow mimosa) flower about to open. The flower is about 4.5 mm across. The image demonstrates the very large depth of field possible with an electron microscope. The flower was removed from the tree and put into the microscope in a fresh state, and the image was taken as soon as possible to avoid structural damage. All electron microscope images are gray scale (black and white), so false color was added to this image using an image processing program.

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FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) today announced that the 2014 Image Contest will begin February 3, 2014. Image categories for the contest include: ‘The Natural World', ‘The Human Body', and ‘Around the House'. All FEI instrument owners are invited to submit their best images through the end of the year, and some of them will be used in the free National Geographic iPad® app, "Mysteries of the Unseen World."

FEI Launches 2014 Image Contest: Stunning Flower Image Wins the 2013 Grand Prize

Hillsboro, OR | Posted on January 29th, 2014

FEI is also pleased to announce the winner of its 2013 Image Contest: Marcos Rosado of the Electron Microscopy Division of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Spain, for his "Acacia Dealbata Flower" image.

"The 2013 FEI Image Contest has brought in some amazing examples of microscopy skill, research and creativity," said John Williams, FEI's vice president of strategic marketing. "Many of the images have been featured on numerous media outlets, including NBC News and The Huffington Post. We would like to congratulate Marcos Rosado on winning this year's contest for his stunning flower image."

More than 300 images were submitted to the 2013 FEI Image Contest. Many of the contest entries will also be featured in promotional material for the new film, "Mysteries of the Unseen World." Narrated by Forest Whitaker, "Mysteries of the Unseen World" is an original production by National Geographic Entertainment and Day's End Pictures now open in giant-screen, IMAX® and digital 3-D cinemas in 3-D, 2-D, 15/70 and digital formats in the USA and worldwide. For more information on "Mysteries of the Unseen World," including theater listings, trailer, and behind-the-scenes videos, visit nationalgeographic.com/movies.

To learn more about the 2014 Image Contest, please visit: www.fei.com/image-contest.

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About FEI Company
FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) designs, manufactures and supports a broad range of high-performance microscopy workflow solutions that provide images and answers at the micro-, nano- and picometer scales. Its innovation and leadership enable customers in industry and science to increase productivity and make breakthrough discoveries. Headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore., USA, FEI has over 2,500 employees and sales and service operations in more than 50 countries around the world. More information can be found at: www.fei.com.

About National Geographic Cinema Ventures/National Geographic Entertainment

National Geographic Cinema Ventures/National Geographic Entertainment is responsible for production and distribution of giant screen, 3-D and specialty films. Over the last decade, NGCV/NGE has produced or released a number of successful films, including Oscar-nominated documentaries “Restrepo” and “The Story of the Weeping Camel”; giant-screen award-winning films “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure,” “U2 3D,” “Mysteries of Egypt” and “Forces of Nature”; and feature-length films “The Last Lions” and “Life in a Day.” Lisa Truitt is president of NGCV/NGE, and Mark Katz is president of NGCV/NGE distribution. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com/movies.

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