Nature's Wonders Sneak Peek Thread

Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by Ken Gilliland, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. McG.

    McG. Admirable

    Ooh! Its turning its aig over! Yes, I said egg right!
     
  2. McG.

    McG. Admirable

    Oh nooo... the kids din't clean up after their party last nite! (Yellow Crowned Night Heron male courting a Lady of kind after big rain). Just another day in Houston. :D
     

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  3. McG.

    McG. Admirable

    You are, you ARE! And we LOVE it!
     
  4. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    IIRC RawArt did a Komodo dragon morph for DAZ Dragon 3. Not necessarily an accurate one based on the real critters (it's got wings, for one thing). But something definitely based on one and resembling them. It's possible that the wings can be turned off without leaving a hole. I remember that was possible with some of the dragon 3 morphs.
     
  5. McG.

    McG. Admirable

    Ah.. Thankees JOdel, but don't use DS now. Besides that I really want to see what Ken comes up with! I'm gonna be tinkering with his SBRM's for a long long time! Wow, I hope I live long enough to render all the ones I got now. Whoooee... I hope my 'puter lives long enough to render all of them! It is now TEN years old and still moseying along.
     
  6. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    The dead leaf butterfly (Kallima inachus) is a master of beauty and disguise. The species is found from India to tropical Asia and Japan.

     
  7. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    WOW, If those were just snapshots, I never would've believed that was a butterfly with it's wings closed up behind it's body. Amazing!
     
  8. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    Wow that is so crazy. Nature finds a way.
     
  9. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    I thought that butterfly was simply amazing... sort of like the Potoo (Bird)

     
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  10. mininessie

    mininessie Dances with Bees Contributing Artist

    they are really amazing...the God´s creation!
     
  11. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    That's an amazing bird for sure. Watching it perched so erect in the pouring rain was amazing, and then again perfectly still while that bug was flying around it. Then once the bug landed, I knew it's life was over once it started moving around towards the Potoo's mouth.
     
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  12. McG.

    McG. Admirable

    Nature is amazing. Absolutely gobsmacked at the perfection of its disguise.
     
  13. Harimau

    Harimau Eager

    Butterflies are great mimics whether as an adult, caterpillar or pupa. I have previously posted pictures of caterpillars mimicking snakes. Here are a few pictures of a butterfly pupa (Dynastor darius darius) mimicking snakes.

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  14. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    I never would've guessed those were butterflies. Totally amazing!
     
  15. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    And I'll bet a lot more of those live to come out as butterflies, too!

    Want everyone to leave you alone? Pretend to be a snake.
     
  16. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Absolutely. I'd side step a snake so fast, it would make your head spin.
     
  17. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    Snakes will try to eat *anything*. Anything with any sense gives them a wide berth.
     
  18. Rae134

    Rae134 Renowned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Yep, anything lol
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    Eastern Brown (one of Australia's deadliest snakes) enjoying a sausage right off a barbeque in the Blue Mountains (inland a bit from Sydney) Australia.
     
  19. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    You know, I often wondered how snakes can eat something that seems too large for them to swallow. Bits and pieces of a sausage is one thing, but a whole one? o_O
     
  20. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    Amazing what you can swallow if you can unhinge your jaw...

    That's a hilarious photo.
     
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