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Caribbean prt V

Post by nephiliim »

Hey folks,

Made some more today. Laptop is a goner :cry: 'twas a gift from my girlfriend.

Gonna transform my HDD to a gihugic usb-stick :lol:

Well, here are the shots, hope you like 'em

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A common house gekko, imported from south-America. Taking over the gekko market here. Native species is allmost never seen anymore :(

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A rank from some sort of passiflora related flower.
Does anyone know of the number PHI? Its a ratio that is found in a lot of things in nature. Even in our own DNA. I believe it equals 1,618 or someting like that. Fibonacci did create a list of numbers (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89 etc etc) in which every number is the sum of the two prequal numbers. The ratio of these numbers (largest / smallest) gives a proximate of PHI (=1,618)
If one sets out these numbers in a rectangle, with smaller rectangles within it. And the draws a line through the corners of these rectangles, you should get a shape like this rank.
I believe someone allready explained this a couple of months ago, with a photo of a nautilus (invertebrate seacreature-thingy :lol: )

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and one of the most common Cactae over here, although I can't seem to remember it's name :lol: oh well...

Hope you like them,

All the best,

Tom B
Sometimes smaller is better eh? nodge nodge :lol

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Re: Caribbean prt V

Post by rjlittlefield »

nephiliim wrote:Does anyone know of the number PHI? Its a ratio that is found in a lot of things in nature.
Sure! Also called the Golden Ratio. Big writeup at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio .

Sorry to hear about your laptop.

Really like the cactus spines -- good composition, sharpness, color. Gives a great feeling of being stuck in SpikeLand!

--Rik

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Post by nephiliim »

Hey Rik,

Thanks for the link, long time since I saw so much usefull info in one place about golden ratio. Thanks, for the comment to :lol:

All the best,

Tom B
Sometimes smaller is better eh? nodge nodge :lol

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Sigma MACRO 70mm F2.8 EX DG
Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro

No external flash yet :(

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Post by beetleman »

More Great Photos from the tropics Tom. The cactus one is my favorite one out of the three also. "OUCH *$%%#@"
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Post by MacroLuv »

Very nice Tom. :D
On #2 my first thought was butterfly's proboscis.
Photo #3 - Ferocactus maybe?
At what time of the day you've captured Gecko? We have them here in coastal regions but they are operating during the night exclusively as much I know.
Great climbers thanks to Van der Waals' forces. :shock:
Good feature if you are in space station with low or zero gravity. :lol:
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

P.S.
Noticing of my "a" and "the" and other grammar
errors are welcome. :D

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