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Dados en el césped
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arab ishk :THE love FOR THE FREEHAND
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For the first day of spring. :aww:

Pink hyacinth in my grandmother's garden! :meow:
The first sign of the new season!

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Not an easy subject to take because it is so shiny! When it flies, it really look like a gold coin flying haha!

The golden tortoise beetle has a stunning, vibrant metallic gold color. It has a magical quality, not only because of the brilliance of its color, but also because the brilliance isn't permanent. Metriona can alter color within a short time period, turning from brilliant gold to a dull, spotty reddish color. The gold color also fades when the insect dies. What controls the color while the insect is alive is an intriguing question. The gold color is caused by a thin layer of moisture between the cuticle and an inner layer of the elytra. Apparently the insect is able to "voluntarily" squeeze this layer, reducing its thickness and eliminating the gold color. This change also occurs involuntarily when the beetle is under moisture stress, and, of course, when it dies.

A bit smaller than the more familiar ladybird beetles, the golden tortoise beetle is configured somewhat like a safari hat with a narrow "shelf" skirting the outside of the wing covers and thorax. This "shelf" causes the resemblance to a tortoise, hence the name. Tortoise beetles are plant eaters, like most Chrysomelids [leaf beetles]. The golden tortoise beetle in particular feeds on morning glory. They reside under the leaf, eating a series of small holes resulting in a characteristic damage pattern.

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My custom Arbiter minifigure. I made the decals myself. I do hope that all Halo fans abroad enjoy it.
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Another one of my good friends' eye :)
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Subo esta imagen porque me parece un buen experimento, no por estar completamente contento con ella.

La iluminación ha sido un reto, ya que puse un filtro al flash de plástico rojo, que no me ha hecho nada bien, ya que ha bajado la potencia de este demasiado, aunque por una rendijita salía la luz blanca e incidía sobre la zona donde caían las gotas, algo interesante viéndolas en la previa de la cámara, pero pocas fotos útiles una vez pasadas a pc, y por si fuera poco el procesado aún más complicado, he decidido resaltarla con HDR para darle un poco de interés.

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The seasons are written in Norwegian, it says: Sommer - Vinter - Høst - Vår, which means Summer, Winter, Fall, Spring.
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