Humans have long been fascinated by birds, and there is a wealth of complex meanings associated with them in different cultures. A number of pagan gods are linked with birds, and dynasties and empires have adopted powerful birds as their symbols. Birds feature in numerous creation myths, and represent the human soul in many religions. Despite this, however, there has until now been no proper study of the birds in art. There exist a rich and rewarding collection of beautifully reproduced paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures, by such major artists as Audubon, Dalí, Dürer, Ernst, Freud, Goya, Klee, Stubbs or Turner. This pictures is part of a self-portrait triptych, paintings by some of the aforementioned artists have served as inspiration. I wanted to capture my fascination for birds and the delicacy of the female body in the style of classical paintings.
Macro photography allows us to glimpse beings perhaps closer to science fiction than to reality. Here I show you two weevil insects belonging to the Coleoptera family, here you look as if they were inside a ring, as if they were boxers.nd
A pair of mantis on the leaves of a plant that I don't know its name, closing diaphragm in a shady area to get a black background and illuminated with two flashes with diffusers. The photo is rotated 90º.
While carrying out a historical research of different subjects: political, economic, social, scientific, religious, artistic life, and other issues, most documentary sources refer to the presence and contributions of men. On the other side, it is difficult to find materials that refer to what has historically been done by women and this is totally unfair. However, we all know that despite the fact that gender roles and stereotypes have pushed to limit their lives, women have always been present, enriching all types of fields in multiple ways.
When we talk about roles, we refer to the functions that we perform in the social order. One issue that may still become somewhat controversial is the role of women in today's society. And to talk about the female scenarios, characters and fashion, I have conceived this series like a great stage or an open-air theater as a metaphor about how women behave or act, in opposition to how today's society expects them to perform.
As in my two previous series, "Circus" (2020) and "Performance" (2020) in "Acting" (2020) I've continued to explore drama and theater. But this time, I wanted to go a little bit further to open a debate between ethics and aesthetics from a feminist perspective. This series presents us the dilemma about the invisible set of rules women are asked to follow to be accepted or respected because that is what society wants from them. Aspects like fashion, style and appearance that at first may seem trivial or superfluous influence how women are perceived by others. They are often misjudged by their choices and their acting, and because of the senseless standards of beauty. Acting shows two women being free without imposed rules to work as a symbol of breaking the social impositions and ties.
It is a beautiful tropical weevil that measures between one and a half and two centimeters in body length. It has a bright black background color with a bluish-greenish metallic reflection, which may be more or less intense depending on the specimen. Against this background stand out large, very contrasting and striking white rings: four of them in the pronotum (two in the anterior part and two in two separate angles) and eight in each elytra, arranged in three longitudinal rows. These white rings are made of tomentum, and a small spot of heart-shaped white tomentum is added to the rings, located in the center of the posterior edge of the pronotum, where it extends slightly backwards. The head has a long and sub-cylindrical face, gently curved downwards and with the antennae inserted towards the middle of it. The skullcap is tiny, oval, longer than it is wide and without tomentum. The legs are all of similar length in the female, but the male's front legs are longer than the middle and hind legs. The femurs have a peculiar shape, with a kind of preapical swelling in each one. The anterior tibiae have a large triangular tooth in the middle of their ventral aspect. The ventral part of the insect has a design similar to the dorsal part: white rings appear here, both in the thoracic and abdominal segments, on a black background with a greenish-blue metallic luster.
It is endemic to the Philippine islands. Its biology is completely unknown, it seems, however, to be a monophage or an oligophagus, feeding only on the foliage of a certain unidentified plant, the leaves of which can be seen in the only network photograph of a specimen of this species in its natural habitat:
The workers of the San Carlos de Celanova residence celebrate the birthday of Elena Pérez, 98, two weeks after having overcome the coronavirus. Nine residents died at this residence and more than forty tested positive for COVID-19.
Older people have been the most vulnerable group to the coronavirus pandemic that has shaken the entire planet.
With hundreds years of history, the flea market brings together people and old goods in an unique and picturesque combination. During Covid pandemic, the market closed for months for the first time in history - It hadn't even closed during Spanish civil war in 1936-39. Hoever, the market is still fighting to get similar level of affluence.
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la foto fue realizada en campelo, una playa muy cerca de la localidad de a coruña. el momento de la ola rompiendo, y la luz entrando entre ella resulta interesante y previo a la mojadura
One of my most difficult photos ever.
It´s a panorama taken last summer on the old ruins of San Pedro de la Mata (Toledo, Spain).
I planned the picture with photopills in order to be able to achieve the double arch.
I had to go two different days until i managed the perfect light for the walls and stone archs. FInally I used three led pannels (cold temperature) for the main walls and little warm led boxes for the archs.
I needed three rows for the full panorama and two extra images for the selfies of me and my friend.
The panorama was merged in ptgui and post processed in Photoshop
Photograph taken on the mythical beach of Stokksnes in southeast Iceland, presided over by the imposing mountain of Verstrahorn.The photo was taken on a freezing morning in March 2020, trying to compose on top of the thin layer of ice that forms between the beach and the road, the pressure of the moving ice caused these beautiful forms of broken ice.
During the week of Epiphany, @elenaprphoto and I got together with some vacation days, so we took the opportunity to make some little trip, the options were not too many because due to the situation we had to go to Castilla y León if or if not, we decided to go to a rural house in Argovejo (León), and from there, we went to Riaño and Picos de Europa. Finally, we opted to go to a rural house in Argovejo (León), and from there, we made trips to Riaño and Picos de Europa. According to the people, snow had fallen as it had for years, in fact, the Military Emergency Unit had to clear roads. One of the days that we were there, I tried to explore places within the little mobility that the snow gave, and sinking to my knees with my snowshoes on, I found this area and I thought it was fantastic. I took the opportunity to immortalize the moment when the sun was already saying goodbye, moments before continuing to step on the snow and keep looking for frames. With this photo I take the opportunity to wish everyone a good week.
Picture shows a Burmese woman cycling across the U Being bridge in Mandalay, Myanmar - she is probably doing her morning errands. The 1.2-kilometre bridge was built around 1850 and is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world. Each morning people walk alongside the bridge get to the market and monasteries on each side.
Water and mud can create animal-like figures. In a remote corner of a southern Iceland river, mother nature did its magic and gave birth to sea-horse that decided to live on the shore of a river instead.
The Portuguese Cistern is an ancient cistern that lies beneath Portuguese city of Mazagan (El Jadida), Morocco.
The cistern was built by the Portuguese inside the Fortress of Mazagan. It dates back to 1514 after replacing a former warehouse or armory.
As a curiosity, the cistern became famous for serving as a set in the Orson Welles film during a part of the filming of Othello, transforming it into an Arab hammam.
Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2004.
This series tries to show the beauty of being able to enjoy the Northern Lights. Like photography, the auroras are unique at each moment and each day can transmit different shapes or shades of color on the sky.
Panorámica nocturna a base de iluminaciones realizada en el faro de punta Nariga, en el municipio de Malpica de Bergantiños y provincia de La Coruña (Galicia), con luces led y linterna Led-lenser MT7, con cámara Nikon D610 y objetivo Samsung 14mm.
The day has come, I think he sees me, Confinement Day 63, don't be afraid, I'm Confined too. Have been difficult days, but All this Will happen soon.
You will go out to the street, I will come back to be alone... Happy.
"BOO Confined" (2020)
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