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McConkey
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Broccoli Pills

#1 Post by McConkey » Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:34 am

Looking at some rain water that had been in the gutter for a few days. Saw alot of these guys...i aptly named them broccoli pills (green mushroom cloud doesn't roll off the tongue as easily)

My DSLR decided to run out of battery half way through the evening so i had to resort to holding my cellphone up against the eyepiece. Sometimes i honestly think the whole cellphone/eyepiece combo gives better results. I had to take a picture of the micrometer slide with the cellphone/eyeiece so the scale would match.

100x BF. Single image with quick sharpen and noise reduction in PP. Broccoli Pill is about 10 μm.

Thanks for looking!
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#2 Post by gekko » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:10 pm

I think your broccoli pills are cyanobacteria (Chroococcus, I believe). Clear image and nice to have the size bar.

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Re: Broccoli Pills

#3 Post by McConkey » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:26 pm

Thanks!
I think you are right with the I.D! Appreciate you pointing me in the right direction for names!
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Re: Broccoli Pills

#4 Post by vasselle » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:26 pm

Bonjour
Belle image
Cordialement seb
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#5 Post by wmodavis » Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:17 pm

I think its Cyano Broccoli Pills ococcus.

But then what do I know.

Good picture by the way.
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#6 Post by billbillt » Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:37 pm

Yes this is very good.. I also appreciate having the scale bar.. Thanks for sharing!..

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