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Sculpture Detail, The Getty Center via Instagram

January 31st, 2018 Comments off

Sculpture Detail, The Getty Center via Instagram

Sculpture Detail, The Getty Center

A day spent looking for details at the Getty Center. 

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Victorian Architecture now used as offices and student housing via Instagram

January 31st, 2018 Comments off

Hummingbirds at the feeder – 25% Speed – 1 in a series [Video]

January 30th, 2018 Comments off

Hummingbirds at the feeder – 25% Speed – 1 in a series

We have had regular visitors at our window-mounted feeder so I took the time to capture a few.

This video is slowed to 25% normal speed to allow you to see the hummingbirds and the behavior more clearly.

Hummingbirds at the feeder - 25% Speed - 1 in a series [Video]

Hummingbirds are birds from the Americas that constitute the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) in length. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5 cm (2.0 in) bee hummingbird weighing less than 2.0 g (0.07 oz).

They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings which flap at high frequencies audible to humans. They hover in mid-air at rapid wing-flapping rates, which vary from around 12 beats per second in the largest species, to in excess of 80 in some of the smallest. Of those species that have been measured in wind tunnels, their top speed exceeds 15 m/s (54 km/h; 34 mph) and some species can dive at speeds in excess of 22 m/s (79 km/h; 49 mph).[1][2]

Hummingbirds have the highest metabolism of any homeothermic animal.[3] To conserve energy when food is scarce, and nightly when not foraging, they can go into torpor, a state similar to hibernation, slowing metabolic rate to 1/15th of its normal rate.[4] — Wikipedia

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My Los Angeles 44 – Bradbury Building, Downtown Los Angeles via Instagram

January 30th, 2018 Comments off

20% OFF Everything Today! – New Design! – Raindrop Rose Pillows, iPhone Cases and Much More!

January 29th, 2018 Comments off

20% OFF Everything Today! - New Design! - Raindrop Rose Pillows, iPhone Cases and Much More!

20% OFF Everything Today! – New Design! – Raindrop Rose Pillows, iPhone Cases and Much More!

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Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii): Back Again – 4 in a series from My Word

January 29th, 2018 Comments off

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii): Back Again – 4 in a series from My Word

This Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) returned to the garden again, so I’ll be sharing a series of video clips of its behaviors for those interested in raptors.

In this video, a squirrel and Cooper’s Hawk seem unperturbed by each other’s presence.

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii): Back Again - 4 in a series from My Word

 

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Eucalyptus Flowers, Santa Cruz Island via Instagram

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Ceiling Painting Detail, Getty Villa, Malibu, California via Instagram

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Street Art, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

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My Los Angeles 43 – Bradbury Building, Downtown Los Angeles via Instagram

January 27th, 2018 Comments off