Monday, 29 December 2014

The Unbelievable Four-Eyed Fish Can See Under Water and Above Surface at a Same Time

Well, you’d be surprise to know, that there’s three recognized species which’ve four eyes. However; a normal human being is well satisfied with two eyes. But sometimes nature is unforeseen to unbelievable things. The unique four eyed fishes are a genus, Anableps, of fishes belongs to the family of “Anablepidae”. They’ve eyes raised above the top of the head and divided in two different parts, so that they can see below and above the water surface at the same time. A. anableps is also recognized for the skill to survive out of water exposed to air, such as during low tide.

Like their relatives, the one-sided livebearers, four-eyed fishes only mate on one side, right-"handed" males with left-"handed" females and vice versa. These fish inhabit freshwater and brackishwater and are only rarely coastal marine. They originate from lowlands in southern Mexico to Honduras and northern South America. There’re presently three recognized species in this genus, which are Anableps anableps (Largescale foureyes), Anableps dowei (Pacific foureyed fish), and Anableps microlepis (Foureyes).

These fishes like to spend most of their time at the surface of the water, and they like to eat mostly terrestrial insects which’re readily available at the surface; though their foods also consist of other foods such as other invertebrates, diatoms, and small fishes. Interestingly these fish will group contrarily depending on the species. A. anableps usually congregates in schools. A. microlepis also is gregarious, but restricts its schools to about a dozen individuals; it is also recorded to be found singly or as couples. These fish have an exclusive anatomy for reproduction. Because four eyed fish have sex organs that’re either turned to the left or to the right side of their body. Hence, a “left” male can only mate with a “right” female and vice versa. They give birth to live young

In the physical characteristics, these species have maximum length of upto 32 cm TL in A. microlepis, making this species the largest in the order Cyprinidontiformes. Although these fish are one-sided livebearers and their reproductive organs are exclusive to its subfamily, and their characteristic is only shared with the related genus Jenynsia. The unique four-eyed fishes only have two eyes each, but the eyes are particularly adapted for their surface-dwelling lifestyle. 

The eyes are incredibly well positioned on the top of the head, which can fish make floats at the water surface with only the lower half of each eye underwater. Whereas the two halves are well divided by a band of tissue and the eye has two pupils, linked by part of the iris, and the upper half of the eye is adapted for vision in air, the lower half for vision in water. Hence; the lens of the eye also changes in thickness top to bottom to account for the dissimilarity in the refractive indices of air versus water. Source: Charismatic Planet

Friday, 26 December 2014

The Motions of Canoers and Kayakers Exposed with LEDs in Long Exposure Photography

Ontario based photographers Stephen Orlando always searches a way to bring new ideas to the widespread photographic sub-genre of light painting. His incredible photographs capture the hypnotically repetitive motions of kayakers, canoers and swimmers as they paddle through the water, turning their movement into gorgeous woven braids of light.

Orlando’s photographs use programmable strips of LED lights that can blink or swap colors over time, which is how he was able to ensure that every paddle stroke was captured. In an exposure of twenty to thirty 30 seconds, the kayak becomes invisible, but the trail of light left behind as they paddle gets picked up and turned into a stylish lightshow.

The gifted photographer has plenty more long-exposure light paintings of other activities as well. He says I am an avid outdoor fanatic and photographer and I also have an engineering experience. These three things culminated in the production of these photographs and the shape of the light trails turned out to be what I was expectant. You know, i did a great planning for these photographs and I planned out the expected path beforehand. The unanticipated result was how visually attractive they are. The lights trails in these photos were not formed in Photoshop, nor are they composite images. They were made with cautious timing, appropriate lighting and patient friends. I did have to waterproof the lights, particularly for the whitewater kayaking photos. Source: Boredpanda

Street Artist Creates Magnificent 3D Graffiti That Seems To Float In the Air

The Portuguese artist creates marvelous 3D Graffiti which seems are floating in the air. The talented artist which is based in Portugal creates extraordinarily works of street art that’ll fool your eyes into thinking that they are floating 3D sculptures. Odieth mastery of anamorphic art and perspective is truly mind-boggling.

Therefore; we recommend taking a few minutes to look at his art, because that’s what it will take to deconstruct and see through his dazzling illusions. When by incorporating the ground and the ambient lighting of a work into his composition, he makes it seem like his “floating” paintings are casting shadows on the ground or even giving off light. The artist is a true resurgence man, as he used to run a tattoo studio and also sells canvas paintings as well. 

He says; I was type of tired of the conventional regular 3D letters so I was always searching for something original,” I got my first leg from one letter coming out of the wall. Since then, I have always been trying to reach a new level if you see the first ones you can see that was something was growing up as the years passed. This is extremely difficult when I decide to left school at the age 15 and never had art lessons. 

Because I believe everyone is capable of anything you just really need to what you want to do it.  Sometimes it takes a lot of time to touch a higher level of perfection. However; spray paint to a lot of artists may be a big headache, to know how to get the quality you desire. I strongly recommend to never quitting your dreams if you’re a dreamer. And sometimes, it may take a few years to earn credibility. 

Artist Spent 10 Years Carving a Massive Cave Alone With His Dog

For the last 10 years, American artist Ra Paulette has been walking alone into New Mexico’s desert to work, and he spends his precious time carving a sandstone cave that he has found, turning it into a brilliant subterranean space full of light. It is really an amazing that no one but his dog for company, Paulette formed diverse designs and styles for every cavern, giving every one very precise qualities and textures.

The objective of this colossal artwork is to build an environment that would motivate and spiritual renewal and personal wellbeing. It will also serve as a place for artistic events once it’s ended. Moreover every piece of gravel rock is that old and still you can buy rocks at the store. Just like as oil patches of land, and what not. Human beings have taken over and ruined the planet that is millions of millions years old and you’re complaining because a man has an eco-cave? This is really interesting that the cave was not pre-existing, and dug them out by hand. If you dig a hole on the land you own you still own the land and the hole. What an incredible place to go to work and such a fine co-worker to spend the day with you.

The photographs though astonishing looking really don’t do the place justice. They’re truly remarkable, with great light and very cozy, not damp or "cave like". I was working as a builder at the time and it completely blew my mind. I’ve never seen anything like it before or since. One you’ve to see them in person to have faith in it.Source: boredpanda