Love that movie, my dad was a Brylcreem user, till he realized it came from offshore
I am of that era. Vitalis or Brillcream.
Mark Sturtevant wrote:
This is a beautiful picture, and it showcases your skills in this hobby. It may be your finest work, though I don't know how to judge that.
And thanks to Bill too (copious thanks!) for providing these prepared specimens! I have also benefited from his generosity.
Thank you both for that. Nice start to my day.
How so humans? I haven't heard of this. Very interesting. Where would they be located?
Somewhere on top of our head, under the scalp
I believe almost gone(vestigial) in mammals. Have to look deeper, now.
A thanks for the interest, too.
Bit more on springtails.
Until DNA was used, these were insects. Fossil collembola found 400 million years old.
There are no aquatic springtails, but SEMI aquatic, yes. The ones I spoke of finding earlier were IDed for me as a Podura sp.
Semiaquatic springtails have a more flattened furcula and tarsal claws higher on leg to not break surface film. As they aggragate, pheromones become stronger and attract more until, as I have seen, many square meter colonies form. As detritavores, they feed in the surface film and lay eggs there.
My text from 1975 is now quite out of date. They were still insects then.
I do not know who made the count, but I have seen an estimate in print of 300,000,000 per acre in ideal conditions. Bill
Very sharp. What are the three black dots on top of the head? Could they possibly be eyes? And who would think something that small would have hairs on it's legs and wings. AMZING!
This from gray area of my brain. Insects and many animals(even humans) have these Pineal eyes. Ancient organ thought to regulate day/ night rythm. In many insects, these have been proven to sense light, thus movement. Just a FYI. It gets better the more you study this. Never dull.
Rear legs first. Turns out frog, not salamander. Oops
Springtails on still water not uncommon. Once in Maryland I have seen cover many square meters of water with their aggregations. Must be millions. They cannot sink they are so light. Scales keep them dry.
Hello Brenda. Nicely shot. Bill
This is my Paper Wasp that I previously posted a 4... (
It is their waterproofing. As they age it gets worn. It is wax scales, I believe. Waft a lighter close and see if it melts.
This is a small plant that I saw next to the patio. It now is in the compost bin.
105mm Nikon al-s
68mm extension tubes
Complete with seed husk. A baby.
This was the first Dandelion to appear in our yard... (
One of the reasons I am using more flash.
Over winter I experimented. And bought. I am beating my shakes.I get about a one passable shot for three. A good per ten.
This wind or not.
I again use the word 'superlative' for your work.
Lots of insect activity.
And the Yongnuo dual flash for this lens. Lightly used lens, almost new flash. If interested text private here, pictures, then.
850$ ,eight fifty.
I will ship with 1000 dollars insurance.
I have pay pal.
also some more i saw
The Great Plains Skink. Eumeces obsoleta.
I'm looking for an older 35mm slr film camera in excellent condition - refurbished or used. E.g., in the style of Canon AE-1 program, etc.
I have searched online and found several on ebay and a couple of other places, but none on B&H or Adorama. None have turned up locally yet. Does anyone have one? I guess I can always get one on Ebay and return it if not satisfied.
As always thanks for your time.
Have AE1P for sale. Have to get back with particulars, but a fair amount of canon and other lenses, flashes, motor drive, etc. PP here and I will get back.
I have an AE-1 Program that to me is priceless! I love that camera. Pristine condition and beautiful photos taken with my Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens. Do not sell it, use it!
I use two. Will double your assessment.