Archives for January, 2010
You may know Michel Gondry as the director of off-beat films like “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. Gondry has also made a great number of music videos, including this mesmerizing time lapse of a cross-country drive: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A-unBigvoY] music is “Behind” by Lacquer
Pogonomyrmex badius Harvester Ants Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA Photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 50D. ISO 100, f/13, 1/250 sec, diffused twin flash
I did not expect everyone to nearly instantaneously solve yesterday’s termite ball mystery. I’m either going to have to post more difficult challenges (from now on, nothing will be in focus!) or attract a slower class of reader. As you surmised, those little orange balls are an egg-mimicking fungus. It is related to free-living soil fungi,…
…they’re something far more interesting. Ten points to the first person who identifies the orange balls. These were photographed inside a termite nest in southern Illinois last fall.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hMGbHcvHIo] Here’s something new. Instead of trawling youtube to find the Sunday Night Movie, I’ve made my own. Click above to watch the compressed version, or if you have a speedy connection click here to see it in full HD glory. I spent the afternoon experimenting with the video capabilities of the new Canon EOS…
Photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 50D. ISO 100, f/13, 1/250 sec, diffused twin flash