Tag: portraits

Apr 26, 2014

Picture of the Day :D

Picture of the Day :D

:D Photograph by Yathin S Krishnappa According to photographer Yathin S Krishnappa, this is a Namaqua chameleon in threat display in the Namib desert in Namibia. The chameleon was in the middle of a highway and was approached to be moved off the road. The chameleon then changed its color to black…

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Apr 23, 2014

24 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

24 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest components of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter’s personal favourites is r/ColorizedHistory (featured previously). The principal contributors are a mix of professional and amateur colorizers and restorers that bring historic photos to life through color.…

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Apr 22, 2014

A Snail’s Life by Vyacheslav Mischenko

A Snail’s Life by Vyacheslav Mischenko

Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko uses macro photography to bring the unseen and hidden beauty of the miniature world to life. What makes his close-up portraits so riveting is the sharpness and detail of his subjects, combined with the soft and ‘fantasy like’ backgrounds they are shot against. The photographer’s passion for wildlife started at…

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Apr 17, 2014

Picture of the Day: Just an Owl Standing on One Foot

Picture of the Day: Just an Owl Standing on One Foot

Photograph by Wagner Machado Carlos Lemes In this candid photo we see a burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) near Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, standing on one leg. The photo was selected as Wikimedia Commons’ Picture of the Day for 19 February 2014. The Burrowing Owl is found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. They…

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Apr 17, 2014

How a Rescue Dog from Taiwan and Baby Boy from LA became Best Friends

How a Rescue Dog from Taiwan and Baby Boy from LA became Best Friends

The story of Zoey and Jasper starts in Taiwan. Seven years ago a student discovered a litter of six puppies that had been abandoned on the street corner. She took them in and cared for them for the first month, pleading for help online to find the abandoned pups new homes. Joy, a volunteer…

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Apr 11, 2014

These Portraits Were Drawn with Just a Pencil

These Portraits Were Drawn with Just a Pencil

Artist Diego Fazio (better known online as DiegoKoi and previously featured here) can do some incredible things with a pencil. His hyperrealistic portraits are so lifelike, many may confuse his drawings for black and white photographs. Born in 1989 in Lamezia, Italy, the emerging talent is self-taught; starting his career as a tattoo artist.…

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Mar 31, 2014

The Curious World of Chicken Beauty Pageants

The Curious World of Chicken Beauty Pageants

During his pursuit of a different story in Malaysia, award-winning photographer Ernest Goh chanced upon Ayan Seramas. Prized for their build, size, behaviour and showmanship, Ayan Seramas are a breed of ornamental chickens raised for their beauty and entered into Chicken Beauty Pageants. Judged on their stance, temperament and quality of their wing, comb…

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