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Fun with emoji. Find the #emoji
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Insects are easily recognized by heaving head, thorax, and abdomen. But not all those with head, thorax, and abdomen are insects. Do you think these 'party animals' looking like cartoon characters are insects?
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I have few macro collections in Stellar. Please do check it out. My bio has the link if you're interested.
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Please visit the link on my profile to see the uncropped version in Steller. (I love this iPhone app.)
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Weed. Foe of the gardener. Friend of the Macro Biologist.
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Did you know that corn meal gluten is a natural weed control agent? If spread in your lawn in the spring just before forsynthia starts to bloom, it will prevent the germination of dandelions and other weeds.
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#macrobiologist #iphonejoymacro #stellerstories #steller
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Spiders carry their eggs on their back, or abdomen. Each egg sac which is made up of silk has hundreds to thousands of eggs waiting to hatch.
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Did you know that spider silk when compared weight for weight is stronger than steel? Made up mostly of protein, it is less dense than steel. To put it it in perspective, at a given weight, spider silk is ~5x as strong for the same weight of steel.
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Are snails born with their shells? The answer is yes. Initially the shell is soft but it will eventually harden as the snail matures. The snail initially eats the egg shell it was born with. Convenient source of calcium, isn't it? The shell it was born with will become the centre of the shell's spiral as the snail matures. As it grows older, the number of whorls also increases. As you may notice in this image, this is a young snail with just a couple of whorls.
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Beetles comprise 40% of all insect species.
Fireflies and ladybugs are types of beetles.
Beetles lift their spiny hind legs to scare off intruders.
Now check it out again.
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Have a great weekend.
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Can you count the number of eyes? Two? Not quite.
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Dragonflies have compound eyes. They have thousands of visual receptors called ommatidia. Each of the ommatidium is a functioning eye in itself. It has it's own lens and visual neurons that connect it to the brain. They are like thousands of motion cameras functioning together. Now you know why dragonflies are so jumpy. It's the nature of things.
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Ferns have neither flowers nor seeds so they reproduce by spores located underneath the fronds or in lay term, the foliage. Under moist conditions the spores will grow as 'gametophytes' which carry the male and female parts. When the male and female cells fuse they will form tiny fern plants with full complementary genetic materials.
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Some ferns reproduce by rhizomes or 'spreading roots' so they are genetically the same as the parent plant. That's the nature of things.
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You wake up in the morning. It didn't rain the night before but you notice there are water droplets on the leaves of your plants. We often mistake these as dews. In fact, they're produced by a process called transpiration. When plants take in carbon dioxide they release oxygen for us to breathe. In the process they lose water. This is just one mechanism by which plants cool themselves (sort of) as we do when we perspire. It's essentially 'evaporation' of water absorbed by the roots and released through structures called stomata.That's the nature of things.
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Slugs are essentially shell-less snails. Did you know that slugs are hermaphrodites?
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Pay attention to this! Slugs practice apophallation. (You recognize part of that word?) It means during copulation one of the slugs chews off the other's genitalia if it gets entangled into the partner's. Ouch! Then on, the slug becomes essentially a female. Ah, the nature of things.
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She was a despised caterpillar before she turned into adorable butterfly. The wonder and beauty of life is we all have the opportunity to turn our caterpillar into butterfly, but first we have to awaken the pupa in us to molt our sleeping potentials.
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There are a lot of things we miss in life, because too often we're so busy looking only for things we want to see. Stare at this flower, and tell
me what you have found.
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Macro -2- contact. #macroeyetoeyecontact - use it when you come in contact with a scary or friendly bug .
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Thanks to Gerardo. And Thanks again to Gerardo @jj_editor_gerardopineda

Thanks to @jj_editor_nblux5.
Thanks to @wmp_macro
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If you're curious enough check out the tagged images by clicking the lower right icon on my bio.
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Each day is never the same; enjoy each moment because nothing lasts forever. Just yesterday, the sun was shining.
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Sunlight coming through the dining room window creating a shadow on the wall of an orchid in full bloom. #whpthegreatindoors
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Today it's raining. But it's good for the lawn and flowers.
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I caught this butterfly drinking nectar for lunch. A video of the previous image.
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Music: Sentinel by Mike Oldfield
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I caught this butterfly drinking nectar for lunch. Notice it's proboscis extending all the way to middle of the influorescence.
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I may be slow, but I'm sure I'll get to where I want to be. I must inspire more people around me with who I am, and with what I'm passionate about.
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Thanks to you all.
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Real motivation comes when negativity and positivity balance each other. That's when my Instagram creativity sees no boundary under mushroom tree.
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This is from Toronto's Parliament garden at Queen's Park. Btw, if you haven't heard we've got a new hyped nickname. It's not Tdot. It's #the6. Check out Drake.
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Find good things in other peoples' heart, and claim them as part of your own fortunes. Use them to pollinate your circle of friends. They will bring you even greater fortunes.
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When I take pictures I take a few seconds to stare at the magnificent details of my subject.
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Here's a cake for the butterflies and the bees. And I want to celebrate my macro feature with those I've inspired at @macroworld_tr gallery. They choose great macros so make sure to follow them.
This 'cake' is called inflorescence which is a cluster of many tiny flowers (such as the 'candles') which are called florets. The flavor is happiness. Thank you all and let's blow the candles together. 1-2-3 blow!
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