Also known as the Red-necked Bronzeback, this species was formerly confused with other bronzebacks, including the Elegant Bronzeback Dendrelaphis formosus, but since 2007 has been considered a species in its own right.
The distinguishing feature of Kopstein's Bronzeback is considered to be the brick red colouration of the back of the neck : this is best seen when the snake expands its neck region, and appears somewhat darker when not expanded.
The top of the head is deep bronze, and a dark stripe extends from the snout through the eye to the start of the neck. The lips, throat and underside of the neck are pale yellow. Further away from the head and neck region the scales on the flanks appear iridescent.
Mainly arboreal in habits, it will feed on geckos and other tree-dwelling lizards.
The species ranges from southern Thailand, through Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore to Sumatra.
Nolid moth caterpillar. This species of nolid moth caterpillar grows an enlarged, green coloured, section of abdomen which overlaps its actual head. It is thought this acts as a deterrent to birds by resembling unripe berries.
Finally my super heavy rubber set is online on arianesaintamour.xxx with about 153 crazy and pretty wild pictures.A special thanks to Polymorphe and Xander SStar for making me the outfit. I think I like looks a bit over the top, what do you think?
Hummm blueberries! Who doesn't love perfectly sweets blueberries? Okay, now let's be a bit more serious, there's 95 new photos on my website and there is another surprise I'll add this week! Merry Christmas my adorable followers!
An interesting episode in the use of captured Panther tanks of the Warsaw uprising in 1944. After approaching the eastern front to Warsaw broke 1.8.1944 at 17.00. uprising. Units, which were in a state of Panther tanks were concentrated in the western parts of Warsaw. Older information claimed that the Panthers were seized from one of the SS Panzer divisions, which were located in the city, respectively. in the suburbs of Warsaw. According to new findings on the seized machines were 27th Regiment 19.tankovej division . Division was seconded from the Western Front, where their machines Panther Ausf.A relinquished 11th Panzer Division and was recently re-armament new Panther Ausf.G . 02/08/1944 morning, several Panthers move but probably through the city streets along the route Górczewska-Mlynarska-wheeled-Powazkowska-Okopowa. On Okopowa Street Jewish cemetery in the column was attacked by rebel soldiers. They attacked a column of three machines incendiary bottles and burned a tank. Tank crew replanted to another Panther. The second machine came on the street Mireckiego, where he was struck by hand grenades and a grenade and later "Gamonal, which damaged the rear of the tower. The machine slid the pavement and rushed into the small wooden house that stood in his way. The crew fell into captivity. The last machine was damaged by hand grenades and after hitting the pole remained standing on the tram tracks. His crew left the machine, although it was almost intact. Damaged at least two machines thus fell into the hands of insurgents, who have decided to fix them and use in battle. Whole day 02.08 stood both machines at their locations. 8.3 Battalion was in the "grouping" armored platoon, whose commander became pport. Wacek (Waclav Micuta). Insurgents do not use their names, but use nicknames. One of the captured Germans tried to start the first victim Panther, but found that the machine has a defective fuel pump. Meanwhile, crews were formed for both tanks.
- Commander - Lt. dca. Eugeniusz Romanesque (Rawicz) - The driver - pchor. Jerzy Miskiewicz (Tomek) - Gunner-radio operator - civilian name unknown (Pobóg) - Charger - pchor. Witold Ocepski (Downar) - Shooter - pchor. Jerzy Michalski (Dabrowa) - Shot PROCUREMENT - pchor. Zbigniew Ocepski (Kostrzewa)
Crews had the 6 members on the grounds that the tank commander should also include other command tasks and the time of their performance is like to prevent the tanks were incomplete states.
Whole day 03.08 crew was acquainted with the technique and tried to repair. In the afternoon, attend master Jan Luniewski (worked in the German fleet - Kraftfahrpark) and this is after changing the air filter and regulate ignition engine without problems cast the first tank. In a later received honors. 3.8 or 4.8 the tank moved down the street to the church of St. Okopowa. Augustine in the street Nowolipky, where tests were held cannon. The aim of German machine guns firing was nest placed in the tower of the church. It was destroyed by two shots. The whole time there was an effort to vyprostenie second tank of the wooden house and its repair. Be tested by a first vyprostenie Panthera, but unsuccessfully. The machine was able to pull him out of the ruins and pulled him over 3 meter stony embankment. So a dismantling of the ruins of the house so he subsequently succeeded opokodený machine disengagement. Visiting the first tank found that the damage is minor, but after the hotfixes were valiant tank full. Tank came to honor a fallen fellow pport. Tadeusza Tyczynskiego his nickname "poodle". However, the crew had their own tank and the nickname "Magda". Therefore, this Pantherappears under both names. The second tank, which received the nickname "Felek" was being repaired. Information on the bojaschopnosti differ, because at the time of the uprising led some records, or reports and information derived only from the recollections of participants in the uprising. Damage to the tower (the rapture of the shell in the back of the tower) was corrected according to one source on the night of 4 to 8.5, according to other claims to 6, or 7.8 According to the inconsistency of these arguments, it is difficult to monitor and combat activity during these days tanks. The first combat action was a concentration camp conquest and seizure of the hospital and police schools sv.ofie on 05/08/1944. The importance of aid in a tank battle on the concentration camp reflect the extremely low losses on the insurgents (1 dead and 1 wounded). The second action, filling hospitals and police schools, however, was bloodier. Machine "Felek" should support the attack battalion "Miot, but until the start of the attack neobral permission to shoot. About the battalion commander was informed "Miot, but in the meantime, the attack has begun. Very quickly, however, sank below guľometnou defensive fire. In the resulting situation took por. Zbichorski Zygmunt (Sigismund) responsibility for themselves and decided to get involved tank and its crew into battle. Following that decision, the rebels took the initiative on the battlefield and honor their intentions. On the night of 5 to 8.6 conducted maintenance machinery. Another action was 8.8 support units on the street Karolkovej. On the corner Karolkowa Mireckiego and was one of the Panthers (Magda-poodle) spacey three German tank missiles. The fact that the German unit that was and what the machine is only conjecture. There are several options. Either it was a Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H of 3.SS Pz.Div. or the Jagdpanzer 38 (t ) / StuG III Ausf.G of 743.Pz.Jg.Abt. Part of the crew was injured, the machine only slightly damaged and repaired. 8.9 likely to have undergone repairs and tanks 10.8 continued hostilities. Crew "Magdy" destroyed Sd.Kfz.263 (8-rad) and self-propelled gun. Afternoon destroyed a nest of machine guns tower church. Charles Boromeusza. On the day due to a critical situation insurgents who threatened to cut off from units in the Old Town decided that because a major problem with elektrobatériami Panther "Felek" this will be destroyed. Ammunition was transferred to "Magdalena", who the following day ie 8.11 lends support to rebels in a counterattack Stawki. "Magda" is damaged and abandoned to their fate.
One captured Panther is known from the first survey of the Polish Infantry Division "Tadeusz Kosciuszko" in Germany, 22.5.1945.
Janusz Ledwoch - PzKpfw V Sd Kfz 171 "Panther" Części I Militaria Publishing, Warsaw 1998, ISBN 83-7219-010-0
A fantastic portrait shot of Fiora thanks to Brian. I recently had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful country of Romania, as a Guest of East European Comic Con, and during my stay there, our hosts Shjinu and Gabi took us on a castle visit for an epic cosplay photoshoot! The weather was perfect, the setting was divine, and I'm just so grateful for the chance to dress up as my favorite LoL Champion on a real Medieval castle ground.
Costume: Fiora - Nightraven skin - League of Legends Made/modeled by Yaya Han Photographed by Brian Boling www.flickr.com/brianboling
Couple of facts about this costume:
This is my full armor set & sword for Fiora - League of Legends. Made out of Worbla (sword made out of wood, hilt made of Worbla). This took over 4 weeks of learning a new technique and using a new material -it was a good and agonizing experience lol
- In the Nightraven skin, Fiora actually does not have the red streak in her hair. Yes, I am wearing red contacts.
- No, I'm not tall enough to be an accurate Fiora. But I chose this costume for the grace and dignity of the character mixed with the dark cool armor design. My motto is that anyone can cosplay whoever they want. This is a hobbyist community
- I thought about distressing this armor but Fiora is actually very prim and proper as a Duelist! She would not allow her armor to be dirty and dinged up
- Although I have worn this costume already, it's still not entirely finished. There are some things I want to add to the bodysuit underneath.
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Since I have been majorly supplying My Little Pony cosplayers all over the world this year with accessories to complete their costumes, it was a no-brainer to cosplay Rarity at some point myself. She is literally me in the pony-verse lol.
Construction notes: My Rarity dress was designed by me - inspired by the character and the show of course! I always thought of Rarity as the fashionista of the group, elegant with a sweet flair. I made a fully lined and boned halter dress and used a purple stretch velvet to make the trim and inserts. I handmade 3 tiers of ruffles from a sparkle organza by serging strips together, then hand pleating the ribbons into ruffles. The back panel is the same purple velvet that my trim is made out of. It's my non-literal translation of a tail lol. My cutie mark (3 diamond shapes) were rhinestone plate earrings taken apart and attached to the front of the dress. Rarity would definitely approve of blinged out diamond shapes . I found a sheer French silk with a diamond pattern on it (Hello, cutie mark shape!) and made a pattern for a bolero, then sewed it together as a little cover over the dress. My wig was a great shade but I wish I had had the time to properly style it. It's a bit flat for my taste. Overall it was so much fun to dress up in a fun little costume with friends.