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Feather of a blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata ). 100x magnification. Darkfield. . So this is an interesting thing to post about that’s a little bit different! First of all, blue jays are not actually blue. Whereas other organisms reflect certain colors because they contain particular pigments (examples specifically discussed on my page include leaves, Blepharisma, etc. ), blue jay feathers do not contain contain any blue pigments and thus, do not reflect blue light. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts (see: Stentor posts ), blue is a very rare pigment to find in nature. So how do these birds get the blue color that gave them their name? The short answer: physics. The longer answer: “the pigment in a blue jay's feathers — melanin — is brown, but we perceive it as blue because of a phenomenon called light scattering, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Light scattering is similar to the effects of a prism. A blue jay's wings contain tiny pockets made of air and keratin, the same protein that makes up our hair and fingernails. When light hits these pockets in the blue jay's feathers, all of the colors of the wavelength except blue are absorbed. The blue wavelength is refracted, which is what allows us to see the feathers as blue in color”. I don’t usually use direct quotes in my posts but this is from (https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/news-events/the-buzz/nature-curiosity-why-are-blue-jays-blue ) and I think they explain this concept well. . Anecdotally, I have observed this phenomenon and it is how I produced these pictures. When photographed in regular light (Brightfield ), the feather appears brown (second photo ) but when I switch my illumination to darkfield and turn up the exposure substantially, I am able to trick my camera into producing an image that has captured refracted blue light (first photo ). . Thank you @monoloth for finding the feather! . #microscopy #science #nature #birds #bluejay #ornithology #art #physics #light #optics #scicomm #blue #microscope #macro #sciart #biology #biodiversity #abstractart #melanin #outdoors #modernart #wildlifephotography #trippyart #bb_of_ig #birds_captures #planetbirds #birds_perfection #featured_wildlife #wildlife

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200713 Sakura Cray-pas oneness

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The light in my backyard right now is so luscious. . . . . #summervibes #trees #light #sunset #queerantine #quaranteam

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Puede ser Caperucita🦋, pero no olvides que también puedo ser un feroz lobo...🐺 #cuarentenasaludable #collage #beauty #beast #lovethestars #loveislife #light #loveisdreams #dreaming #different #day

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𝒟𝑜𝓂𝒾𝓃𝒾𝓆𝓊𝑒 𝒞𝒶𝓃𝒹𝓁𝑒𝓈 & 𝐻𝑜𝓂𝑒 Velas Realizadas 100% cera de Soja . Sabias que duran de 2 a 3 veces más que una vela tradicional? #candles #light #home #homedecor

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Decided to make a part 2. What would your episode 9 look like? • • • As I said this is not a hate post on the sequels I just want to share my theories I had in between 8 and 9. • • • • • • • Tags _________ #starwars #whatif #episode9 #riseofskywalker #legacy #skywalkersaga #sequels #snoke #jedi #light #dark #theory

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4 months without a barbell. Still got it, kinda. 315x2 @ ~85% ORM.

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💛💛💛free my mind from slavery✨✨ • • • #blackgirlsmagic #peace #light #mantra #manipurachakra 💛✨

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This Talismans was an enjoyable one to make, our custom preferred that I go off of inspiration for this Piece( as I go with divine inspiration for all my creations ). This was the finished product and I'm extremely happy with how it turned out!💫 * * 🧡💛💚💙💗💜💖🖤 #intuitive #reader #spirituality #psychic #intuition   #gemstonejewelry #God #reiki #handmade #higherself #light #lightworker #higherconsciousness #jewellery #crystallove #divine #chakras #mainfestions #LOVE #world #abundance #wirewrappedjewelry #energy #meditation #jewellerydesigner #blessings #healing   #crystals #spiritual #goddess

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Is Selfie Sunday still a thing... ... .... Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. The gifts of Imperfections. ... .. ... ... ... .. ... .... .... .... . .. ... .... ..... .... ... .. .. #nature #instagood #instagram #picoftheday #art #sefie #photoshoot #naturephotography #beautiful #canon #bw #blackandwhitephotography #instagoodmyphoto #selfportrait #likeforlikes #likeforfollow #illgrammers #canonusa #light #ig_myshot #ig_nature #closeup #blackandwhite #selfportrait

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I'm a nightmare, I know what you mean by that I can't wake up from all these scary dreams I have... . . . keep on point.. . . . #syria #damascus #beirut #sunday #ballet #dance #dancer #dancing #modeling #model #art #yoga #stretching #health #dark #moderndance #theater #photo #photooftheday #instamood #instaphoto #instafashion #instapic #instadaily #likesforlike #love #light .

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𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝘂𝗺𝗮 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗶𝗿𝗮 𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹.☀️ . . . . . . . #light #sun #pic #memory #records #influencer #makeuplover #makebasic #makebasicadodia #trio

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Killed it ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #picsart #vibes #light #sunkissed #vsco #snapseed #vscoindia #sundayvibes #sunnydays ☀️

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🌴🌿🎋 Маленький райский уголок . . . . . . #jungle #santpetersburg #happytime #weather #roof #veranda #light #goodday #nomnomnom #magic #comment #liketime #relaxingtime #clouds

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