_______________________________________________________________________ Algal colony 40X

Wild Fluotar 40X. This is probably Tetraspora, a colonial green alga. The cells live in a common sheath, which can just about be seen. The background has not been 'airbrushed'. The ledlyt produces very even illumination, and returning to a condenser is difficult. The sharp black specks are dust on the imaging chip surface. Solid state imagers are not as good on colour fidelity, but film is more 'muddy'.