Colonies of bacteria under attack by hyphae of Lepista nuda
When your taking lots of photomicrographs of fungi you try a number of different techniques to demonstrate a point. Also, you tend to take a number of different shots because it is often a few weeks before you get the special film (blanced for incandescent light) back from Kodak. By which time the specimens you were photographing are long gone.
Most microscopes have a dark field option. Dark field microscopy isn't much good for detail but it can sometimes give a different 'look' that can be visually interesting. This slide shows several microcolonies of bacteria surrounded by a thin weft of fungal hyphae on a water agar surface. In the vicinity of the bacterial colonies the fungi initiate numerous directional hyphae that seek out, penetrate, dissolve and absorb the bacteria. CLICK HERE FOR MORE