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Stagnant water

#1 Post by apochronaut » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:26 pm

We have only had a couple of recent rains and none of great consequence. Prior to that we were about 6 weeks without. These images are from a pretty stagnant stream that is flowing but has a good quantity of duckweed and alga coating it.
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a large species of spirogyra. 100X 1.32 planapo DF
a large species of spirogyra. 100X 1.32 planapo DF
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don't know what this is; i assume a large species of cyanobacteria. there was also a similarly coloured species about 1/5 the diameter. 100X 1.32 planapo, DF
don't know what this is; i assume a large species of cyanobacteria. there was also a similarly coloured species about 1/5 the diameter. 100X 1.32 planapo, DF
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Re: Stagnant water

#2 Post by JimT » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:40 pm

Apochronaut, I find the second image truly impressive! I have never seen the "Spira" individual chloroplasts.

Well done.

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Re: Stagnant water

#3 Post by apochronaut » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:58 am

Thanks, Jim. I find myself always searching chloroplasts out. It's due to reverence I suppose. They are the most perfect and efficient little factories on earth, to which we owe our existence. When I was a child, I used to stare at algae in ditches in the spring, mesmerized by it. It was the first sign of life after winter, aside from the birds.

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#4 Post by hkv » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:15 am

Very nice images and excellent sharpness of the second image. Impressed!
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#5 Post by billben74 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:36 am

Really nice to look at. Many thanks.

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#6 Post by gekko » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:40 am

I echo JimT's comment.

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#7 Post by Radazz » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:54 pm

Absolutely beautiful!
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Re: Stagnant water

#8 Post by apochronaut » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:30 pm

thanks to all that commented.

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