Cyanobacteria in Red & Black

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Cyanobacteria in Red & Black

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A lake close to me - Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park - has frequent blooms of cyanobacteria. To the eye this is a green layer of algae, but when looking closer to me it is the epitome of playing what-does-that-cloud-look-like?

I spot two Calabi–Yau manifolds (6 dimensional shape of superstring theory), one art face mask, one infinity symbol, a scary monster and a globular galaxy cluster. The others I am still undecided on.

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20130929-DSLR_IMG_0103.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr

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Microcystis (cyanobacteria) by pwnell, on Flickr

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20130929-DSLR_IMG_0106.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr

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Microcystis (cyanobacteria) by pwnell, on Flickr

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Anabaena (cyanobacteria) by pwnell, on Flickr

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Post by Fredlab »

Nice fireworks.

For the first six pictures, the bacterium seems to be Microcystis... a crap for the environment.
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Fredlab wrote:For the first six pictures, the bacterium seems to be Microcystis... a crap for the environment.
Thanks. Yep - that was my ID too.

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Interesting!

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Very interesting shots !
The fith one reminds me a head, with the eyes and a mouth :D
The sixtth one reminds me some embryo lying on the back with legs up (the feet are visible very good
:wink: )

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Marek Mis wrote:Very interesting shots !
The fith one reminds me a head, with the eyes and a mouth :D
The sixtth one reminds me some embryo lying on the back with legs up (the feet are visible very good
:wink: )

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Sixth one is my monster. Look at the scary eyes and mouth, and the arms at the side.

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Waldo,

Really nice!

I find #3 most interesting... sort of like a complex Möbius strip

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Charles Krebs wrote:Waldo,

Really nice!

I find #3 most interesting... sort of like a complex Möbius strip
Thanks. Or this: Calabi–Yau manifolds

What interest me most is why these cells form these patterns? There must be some driving force but they seem pretty random, yet they produce non random results - at least to my visual cortex.

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Excellent

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