A female and male Malay Baron (Euthalia monina) spotted at Admiralty Park, Singapore, on 3 May 2022. Both were busy feeding on the fallen fruit at that spot, ignoring the humans taking photos of them.

They are common forest butterflies, and like feeding on the juices of fallen fruit.

On iNaturalist:
- (female) inaturalist.org/observations/1
- (male) inaturalist.org/observations/1

#iNaturalist #Nature #Singapore #Photography #Insects #Butterflies #Lepidoptera

Spotted this robot waiter while having a meal at a club. It's a Bellabot, used to deliver meals from the kitchen to the service area, which was at another part of the club.

More info [ ourglass.com.sg/product-page/b ]

Just a Robin, but such a pretty boy! 68th Street East Wetlands Path, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
#birds #calgary #olympusomd #robin

For 120 years our local River Lossie has been spanned at Lossiemouth (in northern Scotland) by a wooden bridge. After years of neglect it became unsafe a couple of years ago. A new bridge has been built and will be opened in 2 weeks. Straight after that, the old bridge will be demolished. This painting (and prints) are my farewell to the bridge I've known so long: 'Lossiemouth Old Bridge Sunset.'
#watercolour #sunset #beach #bridge #scotland

A Peacock Moth (genus Brenthia) spotted at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore on 15 May 2022. Tiny (5 mm in size), with brilliant blue iridescent scales that don't really show up in the shots. It kept moving, so I got a bum view also. 🙂

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/1 ]

#iNaturalist #Nature #Singapore #Photography #Insects #Moths #Lepidoptera

The rear of a shell (by the hinge) is called the umbo! In most clams the beak (oldest part of the shell) can be found here, often protruding from the rear. This represents the earliest growth of the clam, from back when it was a spat (a fresh recruit in the clam army). The growth lines in this area of the shell record the clam's life during its awkward teenage growth spurt! It's umbolievable! #clamfacts

RT @[email protected]

Okay, yet another Evening/Weekend project complete! The Okinawa-class Federation Frigate. Originally it's from the old Starfleet Command games from Interplay. This particular ship is named the U.S.S. Lapwai, NCC-955. 8K shots in the thread, and orthos and schematics on the way.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/howieeday/status/1

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You can create your own Mastodon server even without technical knowledge 🐘

There are companies that provide Managed Hosting, where you pay a monthly fee and they do all the technical stuff including hosting, installation and updates.

You own and run the server, they do the tech stuff behind the scenes.

The best managed hosting companies for Mastodon are probably masto.host and federation.spacebear.ee

It's not just Mastodon either, there are lots of Fediverse platforms and other online services available through managed hosting. Try visiting growyourown.services for more options (or follow them at @homegrown).

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon #Fediverse #ManagedHosting

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Canada geese goslings between daisies. Daisies are called "Gooseflowers" in German:

"Gänseküken zwischen Gänseblümchen."

#cobrachicken #vogelflausch #birdphotography #kanadagans

Happy to spot the Dark Blue Jungle Glory (Thaumantis klugius) at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park on 15 May 2022. I last saw one two years ago.

This forest butterfly is well camouflaged against the forest floor, but in flight, brilliant flashes of blue can be seen from the upperside of the wings, like the American Morpho butterflies.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/1 ]

#iNaturalist #Nature #Singapore #Photography #Insects #Butterfly #Lepidoptera

Russet-crowned Crake

Fairly small, plump bird with large but disjunct range across much of South America. Dull brown above and rufous below with gray face, rufous crown, red eye, and red legs. Sexes similar. Tends to be quite shy, creeping on the ground in thickets, scrub, wet pastures, and savanna. Found in drier habitats than other rail species. Listen for the trilled song with a clicking or tinkling quality, often stuttering a bit.

Link: ebird.org/species/ruccra1

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A Variegated Coffee Bug (genus Antestiopsis) spotted at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore, on 1 May 2022. Maybe Antestiopsis anchora. Coffee bugs are pests of coffee plants in East Africa.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/1 ]

#iNaturalist #Nature #Singapore #Photography #Insects #TrueBugs #Hemiptera

This is Sagittarius A* best-bet model video, the massive black hole at the center of our Galaxy.

"The video shows a high-res simulation of one of the best-bet theoretical models of Sgr A* across about 28 hours."

You can find more stunning material from the EHT team on this official drive: drive.google.com/drive/folders

Credit: Abhishek Joshi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Abhishek Joshi / UIUC

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