Europe with a -120 m sea level vs a +80 m sea level
NGC 2683: Edge-On Spiral Galaxy
This elegant island universe is cataloged as NGC 2683. It lies a mere 16 million light-years distant toward the northern constellation Lynx. A spiral galaxy comparable to our own Milky Way, NGC 2683 is seen nearly edge-on in the cosmic vista. Blended light from a large population of old, yellowish stars forms the remarkably bright galactic core. Their starlight silhouettes the dust lanes along winding spiral arms, dotted with NGC 2683’s young blue star clusters. The sharp image was recorded through the lens of a refracting telescope that shows brighter foreground Milky Way stars as colorful and round, lacking diffraction spikes characteristic of images from reflecting telescopes with internal supports. The many more distant galaxies scattered through the background appear as fuzzy, extended sources.
Credit: Dietmar Hager, Torsten Grossmann
The Storms of Jupiter
This image of Jupiter in visible-light from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was taken on May 11, 2007 showing the turbulent pattern generated by the two plumes at the upper left part of Jupiter.
One of the most spectacular places on earth. The sand dunes of Sossusvlei.
Lesser Gull (Cepora nadina)
…a species of Pierid butterfly that is native to India, Sri Lanka, and much of South Eastern Asia. Lesser gulls will typically fly during the wet season and are often seen in areas with primary and secondary forests. Lesser gull caterpillars feed almost exclusively on plants of the genus Capparis, adults have a broader diet.
Drosera Capensis - Reverse Lens
Piccica - Bellissima e letale. *-*
Drosera Capensis is a small carnovorous species of sundew, from Cape in South Africa. It has strap-like leaves covered in coloured tentacles. On the top of this tentacles there is a little ball of sticky mucilage that traps little insects. First the insect are trapped, after the leaves roll lenghtwise towar the center.
In the next to last photo you can see two ants, one recent and recognizable, the other skeletal without nutriment.
Quick, gorgeous, lethal.
All the photos except the last one are taken with Reverse Technique, Canon is optimal to do this also without ring adapter!
THERE is a video that can show you how to make this kind of photos!
I am a girl in seventh grade and I have a funny feeling about one of my teachers. I am afraid I might be in love with her or something. My friend says she feels that way about her cousin. I’ll bet a lot of girls — and boys — feel this way. Could you please write a book about it?
P.S. You don’t have to. Maybe it is only me who feels this way.
Children’s disarming and poignant letters to Judy Blume about being gay, and her advice (via explore-blog)