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#gif #crystal

#gif #crystal

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archiemcphee:

Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich (previously featured here) continues to take breathtaking photos of Siamese fighting fish, also known as betta fish. His fascination with their splendid, flowing fins and brilliant coloring is apparent in the extraordinarily detailed portraits he creates. The photos are so perfectly clear and close-up that it’s easy to forget the fish are underwater and not floating in midair.

Angkatavanich recently told Popular Photography that he only started photographing the fish after encountering them for the first time three years ago at a fish show and has since become obsessed with the different species which vary greatly in size, shape, and color patterns.

Head over to Visarute Angkatavanich’s 500px gallery to view more of his gorgeous betta portraits. Limited edition prints of his photos are currently available through La Lanta Fine Art.

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becausebirds:

kaleidomusings:

felicefawn:

Coloring embryos by injecting dye into eggs before they hatch has been practiced for a number of years. It is done to identify the young of certain hatches or groups. And it makes it easier to observe movements of wild birds (especially water fowl) after they leave the nests.

The process of coloring chicks by injecting dye into the eggs also provides an opportunity to study early feather growth. Juvenile plumage will replace the colored down in about two weeks. As this happens, the dyed background amid new growing feathers provides a constantly changing pattern.

While it is possible to inject eggs from about the 10th to 19th days of incubation, the period from the 11th to 14th days appears to be ideal. Only one treatment is necessary if the injection is done at this time. When injections are made after the 14th day the color usually remains localized because the embryo occupies most of the egg; so it may be necessary to inject the egg in more than one place.

Harmless vegetable dyes, such as food coloring dyes sold in grocery stores, work very satisfactorily.

This does not harm the chicks in any way, and eventually as they mature their adult feathers push through and they develop normally with their standard coloured feathers.

The coloring is really interesting but just watch this video because it’s a bunch of chicks chasing a shiny piece of wrapper and it’s so freaking adorable.

Your daily rainbow chick foil fight video.

livelymorgue:

Nov. 30, 1960: Karen Cohen, allergic to animals with fur but not scales, with her pet snake, Midnight. Karen’s condition and experience with snakes apparently persuaded zookeepers at the Bronx Zoo to let her pet a 12-foot python during a visit. “The snake is nice,” she told the reporter John C. Devlin, “but all those people make me nervous.” Photo: Patrick A. Burns/The New York Times

Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca, Spain

(at Frying Pan)

(at Frying Pan)

Pretty nice day in #nyc #centralpark #summer

Pretty nice day in #nyc #centralpark #summer

Surf Club - Durham, NC

Surf Club - Durham, NC

#gif #crystal

#gif #crystal

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archiemcphee:

Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich (previously featured here) continues to take breathtaking photos of Siamese fighting fish, also known as betta fish. His fascination with their splendid, flowing fins and brilliant coloring is apparent in the extraordinarily detailed portraits he creates. The photos are so perfectly clear and close-up that it’s easy to forget the fish are underwater and not floating in midair.

Angkatavanich recently told Popular Photography that he only started photographing the fish after encountering them for the first time three years ago at a fish show and has since become obsessed with the different species which vary greatly in size, shape, and color patterns.

Head over to Visarute Angkatavanich’s 500px gallery to view more of his gorgeous betta portraits. Limited edition prints of his photos are currently available through La Lanta Fine Art.

[via Colossal]

becausebirds:

kaleidomusings:

felicefawn:

Coloring embryos by injecting dye into eggs before they hatch has been practiced for a number of years. It is done to identify the young of certain hatches or groups. And it makes it easier to observe movements of wild birds (especially water fowl) after they leave the nests.

The process of coloring chicks by injecting dye into the eggs also provides an opportunity to study early feather growth. Juvenile plumage will replace the colored down in about two weeks. As this happens, the dyed background amid new growing feathers provides a constantly changing pattern.

While it is possible to inject eggs from about the 10th to 19th days of incubation, the period from the 11th to 14th days appears to be ideal. Only one treatment is necessary if the injection is done at this time. When injections are made after the 14th day the color usually remains localized because the embryo occupies most of the egg; so it may be necessary to inject the egg in more than one place.

Harmless vegetable dyes, such as food coloring dyes sold in grocery stores, work very satisfactorily.

This does not harm the chicks in any way, and eventually as they mature their adult feathers push through and they develop normally with their standard coloured feathers.

The coloring is really interesting but just watch this video because it’s a bunch of chicks chasing a shiny piece of wrapper and it’s so freaking adorable.

Your daily rainbow chick foil fight video.

(Source: elcilantroo, via jermainia)

livelymorgue:

Nov. 30, 1960: Karen Cohen, allergic to animals with fur but not scales, with her pet snake, Midnight. Karen’s condition and experience with snakes apparently persuaded zookeepers at the Bronx Zoo to let her pet a 12-foot python during a visit. “The snake is nice,” she told the reporter John C. Devlin, “but all those people make me nervous.” Photo: Patrick A. Burns/The New York Times

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Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca, Spain

(at Frying Pan)

(at Frying Pan)

evolutionists:

Filippo Menielli.

Silence/Shapes.

Pretty nice day in #nyc #centralpark #summer

Pretty nice day in #nyc #centralpark #summer

Surf Club - Durham, NC

Surf Club - Durham, NC

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