Here I will talk about the enhancement of images of viruses, bacteria, archaea, and other tiny things.
However, adding elements (cloning) to a microscopy image is something different. Let's discuss what is acceptable and what is not.
In this case, it increases the ratio of non-red-blood-cells to red-blood-cells.
Which was exactly the point if you look at the description in the NIH exhibition ("Nearly half of our blood is composed of RBC").
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As will all previous images, all photos are copyright of the artist and of @sciencephoto
"Methanococcus jannaschii archaea, SEM"
Here are some duplications I found - who can find more?
@sciencephoto should take a very critical look at these images and clearly marked them as "photocomposites" or similar, not sell them as scientific photos.