Communication…

Human communication was revolutionized with the origin of speech approximately 500,000 BCE. Symbols were developed about 30,000 years ago. The imperfection of speech, which nonetheless allowed easier dissemination of ideas and eventually resulted in the creation of new forms of communications, improving both the range at which people could communicate and the longevity of the information. All of those inventions were based on the key concept of the symbol.

This week’s theme for Lens artists photo challenge: communication is quite interesting and thus I spend more time in reading about it than creating my own post.

For anyone working with species determination of crustaceans, the publications and drawings of Professor Georg Ossian Sars (1837-1927) are an indispensable tool. Sars’ main work, An Account of the Crustacea of ​​Norway, describes most crustaceans in Norway, and is an international standard work to this day. The work was published in the period 1895–1928 and consists of nine volumes of a total of 4,000 pages, thoroughly illustrated with brilliant drawings.

The ability to communicate effectively with other individuals plays a critical role in the lives of all animals. Whether we are examining how moths attract a mate, ground squirrels convey information about nearby predators, or chimpanzees maintain positions in a dominance hierarchy, communication systems are involved.

Studying communication not only gives us insight into the inner worlds of animals, but also allows us to better answer important evolutionary questions. A thorough understanding of animal communication systems can also be critical for making effective decisions about conservation of threatened and endangered species. As an example, recent research has focused on understanding how human-generated noise (from cars, trains, etc) can impact communication in a variety of animals. 

Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.~ C.S. Lewis

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No time to waste…

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne (Notebook, Oct. 10, 1842)

It seems like after 178 years I am doing the same.

How beautifully the leaves grow old! How full of light and color are their last days ~John Burroughs

The destiny of every walking man is to immerse himself in the panorama surrounding him, to the point of becoming one with it and, ultimately, to vanish. ~ Federico Castigliano

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Dawn’s Festival of leaves


Symmetry & Human Psychology

But why are we attracted to symmetry?

Why do we human beings delight in seeing perfectly round planets through the lens of a telescope and six-sided snowflakes on a cold winter day?

The answer must be partly psychological.

I would claim that symmetry represents order, and we crave order in this strange universe we find ourselves in.

The search for symmetry, and the emotional pleasure we derive when we find it, must help us make sense of the the seasons and the reliability of friendships.

Symmetry is also economy.
Symmetry is simplicity.”
Alan Lightman (American physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur)

Nature is as uniform as variant ~Mahrukh

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Inspiration…

Inspiration : The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

To begin with –

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.~ Isaac Asimov

Next –

Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interest you. ~Leigh Steinberg

Learning is an active process & I believe –

Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don’t ~Bill Nye,
(science educator)

What inspiration means to me

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Negative space

Negative space is the area surrounding the main subject in a photograph which is left unoccupied. Put simply, it is the space around the object itself that helps define the positive space (or main focus).

The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.~ Elliott Erwitt

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Reference: Negative space – https://www.iphotography.com/blog/negative-space-photography-2/#:~:text=Negative%20space%20is%20the%20area,the%20composition%20of%20your%20photograph.

Tangled to Grow

Clemantis

My plant is still very young and it might take a couple of years to thrive but I am enjoying the way it changes everyday.

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When nothing is sure…

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So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.~ Jorge Luis Borges

The imapct of lock down on all of us is beyond measure. The sudden change in life style was difficult for many of us. I was fortunate enough as the idea of gardening came to my rescue. I am definitely not a homebody or hermite but I am managing it 🙂

I have a couple of flowering plants. The garden is blooming in various phases first tulips, then azaleas and rhododendrons with early perennials.  Now roses are back but beautiful bright flowering zinnia are show stoppers.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

My second entry for  lens-artists-photo-challenge

Earlier flowers in my garden – Summer at home

Weekend 102: Hiking again

weekend102_1Exactly after 3 weeks, we decided to take a long hike again on a nearby mountain. A safe haven considering other tourist places in these difficult times. Due to the difficulty level we were sure of meeting less people on our way and even if we meet some they will most likely be locals.

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The smell near the pine forest was very peculiar and inviting. We stepped into it to see the most popular of wild edible mushrooms, the Chanterelle. The above photo doesn’t do it justice as was highly magnified. The mixed aroma in that forest was just majestic. I don’t think we will get time during the week to go back and pick some chanterelle.

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The red paints on two poles mark the trail

We took a very short break after reaching height around 600 moh. The last section was quite steep and the sun on our head was not very supporting. Yes it was a hike under the sun.  😎

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After hiking for 3 hours and covering  9.6 km we reached our destination which was more than 900 meter above sea level.

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Cherries from local farms are the best

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You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.~ Maya Angelou

Covid 19 situation made me cancel at least 8 of my international trips (more for my husband) until now.  Instead of spending time on social media and covid news, we strictly follow the measures given by our health authorities. Ignoring extra covid information had put less pressure on our minds.

One step ahead we decided to make a routine for our daily walk. We don’t regret as we both have shed weight and increased muscle. Daily walk prepare us for long and steep hikes. Yesterday we covered around 19 km (according to google map).

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Glacier lake

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Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together~ Vincent van Gogh

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I am aware of the fact that the photo quality is not the best as I do not carry my camera on hikes. I hope you don’t mind either.

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Sunday Trees

Jo’s Monday Walk

First entry for Creativity in the time of covid

 

Under the Sun

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Arabian sea

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Ganpatipule, India

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.~ Elliott Erwitt

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Jahaz mahal, Mandu fort, India

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Jahaz mahal, Mandu fort. India

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Jahaz mahal, Mandu fort, India

We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize. ~Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Amantea, South Italy

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Paris, France

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Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo, Japan

I agree with Amy’s point that as a tourist most of the time we have few minutes to caputre a scene under the sun. As a frequent traveller (pre covid 🤦‍♀️) I had faced similar situations and with restricted time in hand I have never said no to a tour to a wonderful place even though I know my limitations as a photographer. Visiting and enjoying places matter more than missing the chance for photo quality.

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For now stay safe and healthy.