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dalethorn

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« on: April 12, 2009, 01:54:25 AM »

I don't know what these are, but I think they're some kind of clumps of moss that sit on the non-flowing water in the defunct Ohio canal, South of Cleveland.
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 02:42:07 AM »

Not moss, algae.  Basically a group of single-celled organisms in a clump.

Kinda pretty, though.

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 07:01:34 PM »

That's interesting, and I agree with Mike's sentiment.

But I'm also struggling a bit with this one. It's not sharp, the colours appear muddier than the subject would suggest, and the contrast is fairly low.

There is a more interesting image in something other than the natural representation of the scene. I think you could try twisting the colours around and see what happens.

E.g. mess about with an inverse grayscale layer like I did:

[attachment=12968:Lilypad1b.png]
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 12:01:20 AM »

Quote from: jani
That's interesting, and I agree with Mike's sentiment.
But I'm also struggling a bit with this one. It's not sharp, the colours appear muddier than the subject would suggest, and the contrast is fairly low.
There is a more interesting image in something other than the natural representation of the scene. I think you could try twisting the colours around and see what happens.
E.g. mess about with an inverse grayscale layer like I did:
[attachment=12968:Lilypad1b.png]

Thanks.  And this looks interesting - I would swear I've seen this in a microscope a few years ago.
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009, 04:55:08 PM »

might be Duckweed.   a free floating algae  


http://www.environmentalleverage.com/Duckweed.htm


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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2009, 02:05:51 AM »

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might be Duckweed.   a free floating algae  


http://www.environmentalleverage.com/Duckweed.htm

No, duckweed actually has a flat leaf structure to it.  I can't remember the name of the stuff in this picture, and at the moment all of my plant keys, etc. are in storage.

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