Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Iron Bacteria in Florida 2


February 19, 2018

Taken on the same day as the photograph of the previous post, these photos show Leptothrix discophora and its precipitated iron oxide at Jelks Preserve.

 

14 responses

  1. ag

    I never realized Leptothrix discophora were snowbirds too 🙂

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    February 19, 2018 at 12:36 PM

    • Actually, Alan, they are permanent residents here, too. They live all over the world but usually reach the critical mass to become visible only in warmer weather. (I have seen the film under ice in the winter.) But even when their numbers are fewer, they never completely go away. Luckily for me, they are particularly abundant around the Great Lakes.

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      February 19, 2018 at 1:18 PM

      • ag

        It appears that my smiley emoticon was lost en route 🙂

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        February 19, 2018 at 5:05 PM

        • No, it didn’t get lost; it’s there. I was just taking the opportunity . . .

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          February 19, 2018 at 5:38 PM

  2. Two angles on the same scene, I like that. And the sheen and shine of it, so bright and sparkly as it lays there in the mud. Nice.

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    February 19, 2018 at 3:03 PM

    • I really wanted to show both photographs but didn’t think they warranted a whole day apiece. You’re so perceptive: yes, this shiny and colorful stuff is usually in the mud.

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      February 19, 2018 at 7:11 PM

  3. Very interesting, Linda. I like how you present two different views. 👍🏻

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    February 20, 2018 at 5:49 AM

  4. Gloriously rich colours, Linda, in these images of Leptothrix discophora

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    February 21, 2018 at 7:39 AM

  5. Patricia

    I looked at these two when you posted them and then came back to them today. I see a lovely bird in them–just to the right of center in the first picture and at the top in the second. What a nice surprise!

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    February 28, 2018 at 3:47 PM

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