Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Had to Get Myself Back to the Garden 10

July 27, 2016

Continuing my walk northward along the river, I found a great patch of Leptothrix discophora. It was worth crossing the river to find. My shoes show the extent of the film. Details in the next few days.

07192016 Schoepfle Garden-54

6 responses

  1. Those wonderful colours again that remind me of an oil or petrol spillage.


    July 27, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    • They’re such a treat, aren’t they? You know how to tell the difference, don’t you. When you run a stick through an oil or petrol film, the colors just run back together again. When you run a stick through a film created by Leptothrix discophora, the film shatters. You’ll see some shattered parts of this film in the close-up shots posted in the next three days.


      July 27, 2016 at 8:19 PM

  2. Yes, quite a patch, and I wonder if I saw it in real life, whether I’d know it wasn’t a film of oil and gas. I’m not sure.


    July 30, 2016 at 9:07 PM

    • But you know the test, right? See my response to Andy’s comment above. BTW, the iron bacteria are in all 50 states, so it is likely that you will see a Leptothrix discophora film some day.


      July 30, 2016 at 9:16 PM

      • Good to know about it being in all 50 states. I need to pay better attention….shattering film, shattering film, shattering film,,,:-)


        August 1, 2016 at 11:35 PM

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