Tag: close up

Apr 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: Desiccation Cracks

Picture of the Day: Desiccation Cracks

DESICCATION CRACKS Photograph by Hannes Grobe Desiccation is the state of extreme dryness, or the process of extreme drying. A desiccant is a hygroscopic (attracts and holds water) substance that induces or sustains such a state in its local vicinity in a moderately sealed container. In biology and ecology, desiccation refers to…

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Apr 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: Just a Big Cat

Picture of the Day: Just a Big Cat

JUST A BIG CAT Photograph by Solara Santoni (TheWildKid on deviantART) In this adorable (yet still slightly nerve-wracking!) close-up we see a male lion licking one of its front paws. The photograph was taken by Solara Santoni, a 16-year-old from South Africa who has some wonderful animal photographs on her deviantART profile.…

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Mar 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Inside a Firelog

Picture of the Day: Inside a Firelog

INSIDE A FIRELOG Photograph by Cyko28 on Reddit In this intriguing close up photograph taken by Redditor Cyko28, we see the red-hot inside of a firelog as it burns away the wood from the inside out. A firelog is like a big wooden candle that burns from the middle of the log…

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Mar 21, 2013

25 Microscopic Images of Snow Crystals

25 Microscopic Images of Snow Crystals

At the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in Maryland, you will find the US Department of Agriculture’s Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscope (LT-SEM). One of the LT-SEM’s uses is for the study of snow crystals. Hydrologists study photographs of the grain sizes, shapes and associations in relation to passive microwave remote sensing in an…

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Mar 15, 2013

10 Detailed Close-Ups of Animal Eyes

10 Detailed Close-Ups of Animal Eyes

We’ve already featured the incredible macro photography of Suren Manvelyan before, showcasing his series on human eyes. This time we check out Suren’s masterful collection of animal eye close-ups. While this post and the one prior focus on Suren’s macro work, his talent spans to portraits, landscapes and other creative photo projects which you…

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Feb 17, 2013

Detailed Photos of the Sun by a Backyard Astronomer

Detailed Photos of the Sun by a Backyard Astronomer

By day, Alan Friedman makes greeting cards for Great Arrow Graphics. At night, Friedman pursues his passion for astronomy from his observatory, located in the backyard of his home in Buffalo, New York. While it’s not an ideal site, given the street lights, telephone wires and jet stream winds. He makes the most of…

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Feb 4, 2013

Macro Photos of Individual Snowflakes

Macro Photos of Individual Snowflakes

Andrew Osokin is a Russian photographer based in Moscow. Using a 60/90mm macro lens and his Nikon D90, Andrew has an incredible gallery of nearly 500 photographs on the Russian photosite LensArt.ru. There you will find not only close-ups of snowflakes but amazing captures of water droplets and insects. The detail and richness in…

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