Tag: close up

May 13, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Surface of a Strawberry

Picture of the Day: The Surface of a Strawberry

Photograph by ALEXEY KLJATOV Blog | Flickr | Facebook | Google+ | deviantART | 500px | Tumblr | Prints In this remarkable macro photograph we see a close-up of three individual seeds on the surface of a strawberry. On Flickr, photographer Alexey Kljatov explains that the photo was created by: “Focus stacking + averaging…

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Apr 15, 2015

Guy Captures Crazy Close-Up Footage After Getting Caught in Tornado’s Path

Guy Captures Crazy Close-Up Footage After Getting Caught in Tornado’s Path

On 9 April 2015 a powerful EF-4 tornado barrelled through northern Illinois. Sam Smith, a businessman from North Carolina, was travelling from Minnesota to Indianapolis when he got caught in the tornado’s path. Smith says he had never experienced this type of weather so wasn’t sure what the safest course of action was. He…

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Mar 26, 2015

If You Spin a CD Fast Enough it Will Explode. Here’s What That Looks Like at 170,000 FPS

If You Spin a CD Fast Enough it Will Explode. Here’s What That Looks Like at 170,000 FPS

The critical ‘spin rate’ for a CD is 23,000 RPM. Anything more and the CD will shatter and explode into hundreds of pieces. The Slow Mo Guys decided to film this phenomenon with a Phantom v2511, which—at its lowest resolution—is capable of filming at an incomprehensible 1 million frames per second (FPS). For this…

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Mar 25, 2015

Picture of the Day: Portrait of an Eagle

Picture of the Day: Portrait of an Eagle

Photograph by JAMIE KING Flickr | Facebook | Instagram In this beautiful portrait by Jamie King, we see a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), a bird of prey found in North America. Did you know that they build the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any…

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Mar 6, 2015

Picture of the Day: Just a Dwarf Mongoose

Picture of the Day: Just a Dwarf Mongoose

Photograph by Thesharkins78 on reddit In this adorable close up by reddit user Thesharkins78, we see one of the Dwarf mongooses (Helogale parvula) on display at the Small Mammal House at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington D.C. The Dwarf mongoose is much smaller than most other mongoose species (18 to 28 cm, 210…

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Mar 5, 2015

This is What a Snoring Dormouse Sounds Like

This is What a Snoring Dormouse Sounds Like

Well isn’t this is just adorable. For context, this dormouse was found in torpor (a state of not being active and having very little energy) by conservationists, sleeping in a nesting box they had provided. He was only very briefly removed as part of a monitoring project to be checked and weighed to ensure…

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Mar 4, 2015

Incredible Video Shows Just How Low the Planes at Maho Beach Get

Incredible Video Shows Just How Low the Planes at Maho Beach Get

Flying frequently tends to make one either bitter or obsessed with aviation. I fall into the latter category. Visiting Maho Beach in Saint Marteen was always on my bucket list. It's as crazy as it looks — planes landing just feet from a public beach. A post shared by Paul Luning (@pluning) on Feb 14,…

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