Commodore's Log

vanessabat:

Young Bolbitius titubans (also known as Bolbitius vitellinus). As they age, the cap broadens and flattens and fades whitish or greyish.

nybg:

skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.

I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):

*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.

The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

The scales of a butterfly resemble the very flower petals they tend to alight on. Or the scales of a fish. Depends on how poetic you’re feeling.

Can’t wait to see the lepidoptera returning to the Perennial Garden for warmer months. —MN

lensblr-network:

subciity.tumblr.com
Hi I’m Chris, a high school student from Boston with a passion for taking pictures. My blog is filled with street candids, long exposures, abandoned places, graffiti and, most notably, empty subway stations. I try to make my photos unique in not only the composition of the shot, but also the way I edit them. Currently, I have two projects going on - one is the documentation of subway systems in NYC, Boston and Montreal, while the other is showing abandoned buildings that are left to waste.I shoot primarily with my Canon 6D and 17-35MM lens, but I also use a 14, 40, 50, 70-200 and 8MM fisheye depending on the situation. I also have a 40D to take out in the rain/snow. I mainly edit using VSCO Film filters for Adobe Camera Raw, then make adjustments in Photoshop to produce my final product.

lensblr-network:

Hi I’m Chris, a high school student from Boston with a passion for taking pictures. My blog is filled with street candids, long exposures, abandoned places, graffiti and, most notably, empty subway stations. I try to make my photos unique in not only the composition of the shot, but also the way I edit them. Currently, I have two projects going on - one is the documentation of subway systems in NYC, Boston and Montreal, while the other is showing abandoned buildings that are left to waste.

I shoot primarily with my Canon 6D and 17-35MM lens, but I also use a 14, 40, 50, 70-200 and 8MM fisheye depending on the situation. I also have a 40D to take out in the rain/snow. I mainly edit using VSCO Film filters for Adobe Camera Raw, then make adjustments in Photoshop to produce my final product.

waitoneminutemolly:

Bizarre alien brown-goo covered fungus mushroom in the front yard. I’m sure it’s probably totally psychoactive. Or delicious. Who wants to come try? When I looked it up I found out it’s called a Stinkhorn.

waitoneminutemolly:

Bizarre alien brown-goo covered fungus mushroom in the front yard. I’m sure it’s probably totally psychoactive. Or delicious. Who wants to come try? When I looked it up I found out it’s called a Stinkhorn.

lensblr-network:

Not So Blank I
by cameracreature.tumblr.com

drivenetwork:

Start: $400 - Finish: Mean Green MOPAR: Violent Valiant - /BIG MUSCLE

chibibuizel:

bunearyk:

chibibuizel:

azuraracon:

So are we not going to talk about the fact that Bulbasaur and meowth are both drunk?

we sure aren’t

we aren’t talking about koffing eating that with no hands

that’s right

sci-universe:

astronemma:

The Sun, last Friday (18/04/14).
Taken with my phone through the eyepiece of my telescope, though a solar filter. Couldn’t quite get a picture that was in focus but thought I’d share this one anyway!

Sun is really cool to see through a telescope (with different filters, I’ve watched it with more traditional colors) so I urge everyone to observe it when you have a chance. I saw sunspots and even solar flares.

sci-universe:

astronemma:

The Sun, last Friday (18/04/14).

Taken with my phone through the eyepiece of my telescope, though a solar filter. Couldn’t quite get a picture that was in focus but thought I’d share this one anyway!

Sun is really cool to see through a telescope (with different filters, I’ve watched it with more traditional colors) so I urge everyone to observe it when you have a chance. I saw sunspots and even solar flares.

natgeotravel:

During a night photography workshop, a photographer used a light-painting technique to capture this picture of the Delicate Arch at Arches National Park.
It’s National Park Week in the U.S. See some of Nat Geo Travel’s favorite photos »
Photograph by Thomas Piekunka

natgeotravel:

During a night photography workshop, a photographer used a light-painting technique to capture this picture of the Delicate Arch at Arches National Park.

It’s National Park Week in the U.S. See some of Nat Geo Travel’s favorite photos »

Photograph by Thomas Piekunka