Happy New Year 2016! by BertrandoCampos

A new year is like a blank book. The pen is in our hands and it’s our chance to write a better story for ourselves. Let’s celebrate a new beginning. Happy New Year!

Pileated Finch (Tico-tico-rei-cinza).

The Pileated Finch is a resident of arid scrubland and forest edge in Venezuela, Colombia and eastern Brazil. Male Pileated Finches are gray above with a white eyering, black crown, concealed flame red crest and are greyish-white below. Females have duller upperparts than males and have brownish-grey crowns, a greyish-brown streaked breast and a white belly. Pileated Finches are rather quiet and unobtrusive, and often forage on or near the ground for seeds and insects, only occasionally perching in the open. These birds are often encountered alone or are loosely associated with mixed species flocks.

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today, on the beach by fredmatos

Excuse me. I will not visit, comment, vote, without putting any pictures in my favorites. I am rising this photo to warn you that I’m alive, but still unwilling to participate in this race marked cards in what has become the 500px.
I wish a great weekend for everyone.

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Halictinae (Tribo: Augochlorini,Gênero: Megalopta) by BrunoGarciaAlvares

As abelhas da família Halictidae são importantes na polinização de numerosas orquídeas brasileiras. Abelhas desta família apresentam brilho metálico verde, azul, avermelhado ou mesmo negro.
Possuem diferentes níveis de sociabilidade que vão do solitário ao sub-social. Cada fêmea, individualmente constrói e cuida do seu próprio ninho morrendo antes mesmo de sua cria nascer, ou seja, não há contato entre as gerações.

Para esse empilhamento de foco (focus stacking) foram realizados 52 exposições com a lente 18 55mm invertida combinadas posteriormente com o programa Combine ZP.

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