Posts Tagged ‘nature’

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What am I sappy cat blogging?

May 12, 2017

This week’s wonderful sappy cat photo comes from Carol at Light Words.

Look carefully at the upper left corner of the photo.  See the mockingbird mocking the poor, confused kitty? Thanks, Carol!

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Why am I saying “chirp?”

May 9, 2017

The robin family that has been nesting over our back door down spout has successfully hatched three or four chicks.  This happened when we were out of town last week, so they had quiet family time while we were away.

Last year they tried twice to raise a family, but raccoons got the eggs both times.

If you look closely, you can see the nest looks kind of like a duplex because the robins built a brand new nest right on top of last year’s.

The chicks are getting pretty big.  I’ll bet they will fledge soon.  Nice.

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What do I see evolving?

April 17, 2017

“Illustrator and animator Anna Taberko  continues to produce lovely kaleidoscopic animations that depict the blooming of flowers, the evolution of animals, and the flight of bees. Most of her pieces begin life as traditional hand-drawn cel animation before being digitized and turned into sequential loops. You can follow more of Taberko’s work on Instagram and GIPHY

 

via Colossal

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What am I ordering?

February 15, 2017

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Yes, um, let’s see, I’d like two salmon crullers and a large iced herring latte.  Yeah, to go.

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Who is flying by my window?

February 9, 2017

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It was this guy – circling and circling over the campus at Fancy-Pants University in the middle of the city.  Looking for yummy, tasty squirrels.  It was lunch time.

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Red Tailed Hawk

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Why am I glowing?

January 26, 2017

burrows3“Photographer Craig Burrows photographs plants and flowers using a type a photography called UVIVF or “ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence.” If you haven’t heard of it, that’s not a surprise, as it is a relatively unknown process which brings out the glowing fluoresce in plant matter through the use of high-intensity UV lights.

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Typically UV is removed through a camera’s lens, however Burrows photographs with a 365nm LED light which is passed through a filter to transmit only UV and infrared light. The dazzling plant life Burrows’ photographs absorbs this UV light and releases visible light at different wavelengths, which allows him to capture colors far more vivid than those seen in a typical viewing condition.

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Although Burrows has limited his photography to singular flowers and small arrangements, his next step is aimed at illuminating entire scenes, like gardens, glades, and greenhouses, with 100-watt floodlights. You can see more of the Southern California-based photographer’s glowing plant portraits on his Flickr and portfolio site. ”

Credit: Colossal

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Why am I stamp collecting?

January 25, 2017

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Artist Diana Beltran Herrera has combined her love of nature her fascination with postage stamps in these creations.  The oversized representations of stamps are made entirely of cut paper – fashioned into intricate and accurate depictions of  birds, flowers and leaves.

“I always felt inspired by postage stamps as they are little windows of the world,” said Herrera to Colossal, “specifically those that contain birds which are often traveling around the word. I have collected a few and I felt that I wanted to open those stamps to a much more realistic scale to learn more about that particular animal and its landscape.”

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More of Herrera’s work is here.

Ref: Collosal