Volvox aureus

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Volvox aureus

Post by ralfwagner »

Hello,

Volvox is and surely will be one of my favorite microsubjects. Recently there was a bloom of volvox in my garden pond and so here are two shots in darkfield technique together with electronic flash:

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Post by Mitch640 »

Very nice. I have yet to find one of these. :)

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Post by ralfwagner »

Mitch640 wrote:Very nice. I have yet to find one of these. :)
My favorite locations are sunny eutrophic ponds and there between algae and duck weed. Easy to concentrate from the water with the aid of planctonnet (a nylon coffeefilter is a simple but effective solution). Volvox is not seldom and can be found all over the world, mainly in spring.

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Post by gjones »

They are sure beautiful. I could watch them roll around all day and not get bored.
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Post by Mitch640 »

I have a nice net on a 4 foot handle, and we have the kind of ponds here that you describe. I'll get out and see if I can find some soon.. :)

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