October 11, 2014
This entry was posted on October 11, 2014 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Leptothrix discophora, Nature, Shale, Water and was tagged with autumn, iridescence, iron bacteria, leaves, Leptothrix discophora, nature, photography, rocks, Vermilion River.
Oil on water
Is that what you sought yeah?
or was it your old friend
October 11, 2014 at 6:13 AM
Not oil on water but my old friend Leptothrix discophora. See the way the film is shattered in places? Oil slicks don’t do that when they are disturbed; they just flow back together.
October 11, 2014 at 8:20 AM
I have seen this before, but have never known it was your old friend, I will know better next time 🙂
October 14, 2014 at 4:49 AM
The next time you see it, try running a stick through it to see if it shatters. Then you’ll know.
October 14, 2014 at 6:01 AM
Poor Leptothrix Discophara, I would never take a stick to it.. 😀
October 14, 2014 at 6:05 AM
But seriously, I have seen this stuff in the wild and wondered how oil would get there, now i know..
October 11, 2014 at 8:46 AM
October 11, 2014 at 8:15 AM
Thank you, Ken. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the film follow a two-direction flow of water before. Or maybe that’s not what’s going on, but it looks like it to me.
October 11, 2014 at 8:49 AM
This stuff puts on quite a show!
October 11, 2014 at 9:31 AM
It does, doesn’t it, Kathy. More to come.
October 11, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Oh, Iove this, Linda. A sensation of rotation in those two ‘plumes’ of colour. A great composition.
October 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM
Thank you, Andy. Yes, a sensation of rotation—thank you for articulating that.
October 11, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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