Category Archives: Great Finds

Stick Insect

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Stick Insect

A tiny stick insect on a green leaf. These insects have different sizes and can be easily missed because they blend in the environment well. This photo was taken using a point and shoot camera using macro setting. Very mininal VSCO filter was used to lessen the greens.

The Color Purple

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Purple is said to be the color of royalty, of nobility, of strength, of mystery and of magic. Combining red and blue, purple feels like a strong color. In some countries this is the color associated with mourning.
Purple too is a favorite among young women.

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Starfish And it’s Yellow Underside

Starfish and it's Yellow underside

Photo first posted here.

Yellow underside of a starfish. It really makes me wonder why sea creatures are so colorful despite the fact that they are mostly underwater. It turns out, according to an article that I read, that communication signals, mating, camouflage, territory and other factors are used for color information and fine spatial information to encode species identity.

And at the rate the ocean degradation is happening, these shallow water colorful sea creatures won’t have much protection from mostly humans who them more harm and damage. So please, put back these starfish and other sea creatures in the water if you are done taking their photos. As much as possible, leave them where they belong: to the sea.

Colorful Food

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Photo first posted here.

We had lunch buffet the other day and aside from these, I had seafood and mostly plant-based food. It was difficult but I managed to not get those creamy cupcakes and chocolate tarts for dessert and instead got fruit slices.