Sunday, July 25, 2010

Today's Macro Photo. Flying insect.

SOLVED by facebook fan - April. The crane fly is an insect from the Tipulidae family. They are know by many names, depending on what region of the U.S. that you are in. Some of the more common names include mosquito hawk, mosquito eater (or skeeter eater)..., gallinipper, gollywhopper. There have been 4,256 species of crane flys identified so far. These insects do not bite, the adults either feed on nectar, or not at all.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Today's Macro Photograph. Food

Who wants some Phaseolus vulgaris? Pinto beans, navy beans, kidney beans, and several other beans belong to this family, and have a common bean ancestor from Peru. Beans made their way to Europe from the Americas during the 15th century, via Spanish explorers. According to the USDA (2008) the pinto bean is the most popular bean in the United States, accounting for 42% of the bean market, and the leading grower of pinto beans is North Dakota, growing 38% of all pinto beans produced in the U.S. Beans are an excellent source of protein and fiber. In the U.S. there are currently 4000 known varieties of beans.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Today's Macro Photo.Household objects

Clothespin: “Mom \ dad, what’s a clothespin?” is the phrase that is occurring with more frequency as time passes. Currently in the United States 60% of households use clothes dryers.The last clothespin manufacturer in the United States closed up shop in 1971. In the U.S. it has been more common to use clothespins for things other than clothes, such as movie production, and hobbies. David M. Smith invented the “modern” lever action clothespin in 1853, which was an improvement on a design that was patented 21 years earlier.


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