Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Like crist, crucified by us

Few days ago my brother sent me this picture. It kept moving through my head. Imagine yourself eating a delicious fish and sudently feeling a hook tearing your guts. This is us, the homo sapiens, the wild capitalism and it's colateral effects. While we seat pasively on the sofa the sixth extinction event takes place and half of the species of our planet will become extinct in the next century. It's our shame and we are all guilty.

The picture belongs to a shearwater that got trapped by longline fishing in front of l'Escala. More than 70 got trapped. 27 of them were rescued and brought to CRAM, a foundation to preserve and rescue sea animals like protected birds, tourtles, mammals... 12 were still alive I don't know how many finaly survived.

Next time you buy fish, make sure it was captured by means that minimize by-catch

Monday, May 26, 2008

Sexy Wasp

A Wasp from the 'Serra del Cadí' . This is an old friend, the same one that was fighting here with a spider.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Do you like the soup?

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Elena's eye and me

Here I am again reflected in another eye

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Pink flower

I wish I could tell you what flower is this, but I have no idea. I can only say that it was very small and was located in the Serra de Galliners.

Monday, May 12, 2008

High macro detail of a moth

This is a crop from a Macro picture I took last summer in the "serra del Cadí". I like the little scales that cover moths wings and body. So fragile.

Butterflyes and Moths belong to the order Lepidoptera. The word Lepidoptera comes from the Ancient Greek Lepidos (scale) and Pterón (wing). So here you have them.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Montserrat again

Yes, the mountain in background is Montserrat, the sacred mountain were it was found a sculpture of a Virgin Mary in the year 880.

The pigeon I captured this morning seems the soul of the mountain.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Two Seagull chicks!

Aha! that's what she was hiding, a couple of chicks and a third unopened egg!
I have to say that I took just a few pictures to minimize the stress over the chicks and their mother. I hope the food payed for the photo session.
Note that the color and spots of the egg are quite similar to the color ans spots of the chicks

Saturday, May 3, 2008

What is she hidding?

This seagull on the roof, what is she hiding?