Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

August 2017 Leptothrix discophora and Friends 1


October 5, 2017

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10 responses

  1. Very striking – like an iridescent lava flow. A

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    October 5, 2017 at 6:42 AM

    • The film that Leptothrix discophora makes can be striking. When very young, it’s a pale silver-blue color and not nearly as noticeable. Thanks for your comment, Adrian.

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      October 5, 2017 at 8:56 AM

  2. this has a 3D layered effect to me. The leaf on the surface of the film and the film on the rocks below. Striking!

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    October 5, 2017 at 9:49 AM

    • Thanks, Ken. I thought the leaf looked 3D myself, but hadn’t thought about how the film looks suspended above the rocks. You’re right, though. I have no idea why things look this way; I’m just glad it happens from time to time.

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      October 5, 2017 at 9:51 AM

  3. Ah, the bacteria are back, and they’re Beautiful!

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    October 5, 2017 at 3:04 PM

    • Thank you, Lynn. We had waaaay too much rain this summer to get many good photographs of Leptothrix discophora films. October is often a good month for them, so I’ll go on at least one other hunt this year.

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      October 5, 2017 at 3:58 PM

  4. Wow – Psychedelic colours.

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    October 6, 2017 at 3:46 AM

    • Yes, I guess so, Andy. Hadn’t heard that adjective attached to these films before. 🙂

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      October 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM

  5. Exquisite!

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    October 6, 2017 at 7:26 AM

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