From under a Lily pad

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Charles Krebs
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From under a Lily pad

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Pulled a Lily pad from the edge of the lake where I live and took a brief look at what inhabited the underside.


Olympus BHS, 40/0.95 S Plan Apo, DIC, electronic flash, Canon T3i. 84X on camera sensor.
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Olympus BHS, 60/1.40 S Plan Apo, DIC, electronic flash, Canon T3i. 125X on camera sensor.
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Olympus BHS, 100/1.40 S Plan Apo, DIC, Canon T3i. 209X on camera sensor.
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Olympus BHS, 100/1.40 S Plan Apo, DIC, Canon T3i. 209X on camera sensor
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Olympus BHS, 20/0.70 S Plan Apo, DIC, electronic flash, Canon T3i. 42X on camera sensor.
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Olympus BHS, 40/0.95 S Plan Apo, DIC, electronic flash, Canon T3i. 84X on camera sensor.
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Post by Gerd »

Wow, breathtaking details, clear colors, wonderfully arranged,
stunning.......
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Great!

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Hi Charles,

I totally agree to Gerd...

Just great!

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Great pictures as always

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Charles, incredible, as always!

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Post by Mitch640 »

Beautiful as always, but in #3, what is that at the bottom of the diatom? A slime trail?

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Post by harisA »

i like the third one.Astonishing quality for such a big magnigication.

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Amazing as usual, specially #3. :wink:

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Wonderful!

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Post by Cactusdave »

DIC at its best by a master of his craft :D It just shows that it's always worth looking under the lily pad after you've finished kissing the frog sat on it (N.B. the advice re frogs only applies to lonely princesses, and my have unpredictable consequences for mere microscopists! :lol: )
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#3 is absolutely brilliant.

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Post by Charles Krebs »

Thanks all for the comments!

Mitch...
Some diatoms secret mucilaginous material through special pores creating a long stalk by which they attach to a surface. What you see at the bottom of #3 is a small portion of this stalk.

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