01.24.2016 Ice Bubble Galaxy

When I visited the spot that gave me yesterday’s post, it was bubbles on my brain that brought me there.  And bubbles is what we have here.  Along much of the cold-sculpted ice edges on the riverbank, one can find bubbles trapped beneath the ice.  Most are free bobbing and in constant motion, but in a few places they have frozen.  I posted a similar shot a ways back in 2014.

When I found today’s image, I was happy to see that there was nothing to compete with the bubbles.  I am pleased with the one linked above having nice warm pine needles to dress the image, but wanted something with just bubbles.

Ice-Bubble-Galaxy-012316-960webI guess it’s not really galactic but that’s what it made me think of.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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23 Responses to 01.24.2016 Ice Bubble Galaxy

  1. Jim Ruebush says:

    Galactic indeed. Here is an example from a Zooniverse citizen science project I’ve been part of. I see the similarities. https://static.zooniverse.org/www.milkywayproject.org/images/data/simpson12.jpg

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  2. BuntyMcC says:

    Surprise! I prefer the one with colour from 2014.

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  3. Love this. It’s very satisfying.

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  4. krikitarts says:

    Hey, considering galactic relations, wouldn’t it be cool if they put out an invitation for possible names for the new planet way out there? I think “Bubble” would fit the bill rather nicely!

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  5. Interesting. Makes me think of looking at germs through a microscope. 🙂 I hope you are not offended by my weak comment to be funny.

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    • I can’t picture a comment from you being offensive, Yvonne. 🙂 And I can see this as germs or a slice of something suspended in agar.
      I hope all is going as well as could be hoped for and that Danny continues to progress each day. I also hope that you are getting rest and taking care of yourself as well. This must be so stressful for you.

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      • Thanks Steve. Today he went to the rehab hospital. He acts embarrassed and keeps shaking his head and has a look of bewilderment. Rehab is hard work. and it starts at 8am on Tueday. Sweats and workout shoes are the norm. I hope he stays for at least 5-6 weeks but he was told that he is so much better than the average TBI patient. But we shall see if he is willing to change his life style. I’ll try to send you a note. I’m ok but stay very busy trying to keep up with so many things.

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  6. Gallivanta says:

    I see shadowy creatures, possibly Water Babies, just below the surface, blowing bubbles. I don’t know if it’s polite to mention Water Babies anymore, but the story has an interesting history.

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    • I don’t see the babies or anyone else really. As far as politeness, I have no idea. I never heard of water babies until just now reading the wiki entry. Doesn’t bother me. If you see them I am happy there is something here for you beneath the surface. 🙂

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  7. Wonderful image, the subject matter you chose is really fascinating.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    Here’s how old I am: my first thought was of the mercury we used to play with when I was a kid. I can remember pouring a little on the floor, and then smooshing it with a finger. The large drop would burst into a world of little drops that looked remarkably like your photo. Then, we’d corral them and either put the mercury back in its pill bottle, or keep playing.

    What I really like about the photo is the variety in patterns among the bubbles. The size difference caught my eye first, but a closer examination of the bubbles is worthwhile.


    • I am that old also, Linda. I don’t imagine kids play with mercury any longer. A good thing, I suppose, but there were a lot of things we played with as kids that would horrify parents today.
      I saw the bubbles as doing a little swirl as they approached from a distance. I like these bubbles better than the others I photograph in warmer weather which contain mini-me’s.


  9. I love that this doesn’t look like a photograph at all. Very cool.

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  10. tomwhelan says:

    Fine capture of a neat icy design – looking very good to me.

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