Shadowness - dominikaaniola http://shadowness.com Still learning, so don't be very hard on me. But good advice is always welcomed. You may want to subscribe me on FB and be up to date: https://ww... en Autumn 4 http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/autumn-4 <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/autumn-4"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/449135/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Location: Jezioro Bystrzyckie (Bystrzyckie Lake), Poland Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:15:24 -0400 Angry Spock http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/angry-spock-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/angry-spock-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/446331/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Inspired by Star Trek’s The Original Series character, Mr Spock and Angry Birds game. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:34:08 -0400 Turning Torso http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/turning-torso <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/turning-torso"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/446328/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Location: Malmö, Sweden HSB Turning Torso is the tallest skyscraper in Sweden and the Nordic countries, situated in Malmö, on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait. Since completion, it is the tallest building in Scandinavia. A similar, taller skyscraper featuring a 90° twist is the Cayan Tower, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The project was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and officially opened on 27 August 2005. The tower reaches a height of 190 metres (623 feet) with 54 stories – 147 apartments, relax/lounge/spa/gym, wine cellar followed by around-the-clock concierge service 365 days a year. Construction started in the summer of 2001. One reason for building Turning Torso was to re-establish a recognizable skyline for Malmö since the removal in 2002 of the Kockums Crane, which was located less than a kilometre from Turning Torso. The local politicians deemed it important for the inhabitants to have a new symbol for Malmö in lieu of the crane that had been used for shipbuilding and somewhat symbolised the city’s blue collar roots. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:21:10 -0400 Chameleon http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/chameleon <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/chameleon"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/437876/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Location: ZOO-Botanica fair, Wrocław, Poland Specie: Chameleon Chameleons or chamaeleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of lizards. The approximately 160 species of chameleon come in a range of colors, and many species have the ability to change colors. Well adapted for climbing and visual hunting, they are found in warm habitats that vary from rain forest to desert conditions—in Africa, Madagascar, and southern Europe, and across south Asia as far as Sri Lanka. They have also been introduced to Hawaii, California, and Florida, and are often kept as household pets. Color change in chameleons has functions in social signaling and in reactions to temperature and other conditions, as well as in camouflage. The relative importance of these functions varies with the circumstances, as well as the species. Color change signals a chameleon’s physiological condition and intentions to other chameleons. Chameleons tend to show darker colors when angered, or attempting to scare or intimidate others, while males show lighter, multicolored patterns when courting females. Some species, such as Smith’s dwarf chameleon, adjust their colors for camouflage in accordance with the vision of the specific predator species (bird or snake) by which they are being threatened. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sun, 29 Jun 2014 07:04:13 -0400 Bieszczady panorama http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/bieszczady-panorama <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/bieszczady-panorama"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/436169/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Location: Bieszczady, Poland Bieszczady is a mountain range that runs from the extreme south-east of Poland through Ukraine and Slovakia. It forms the western part of the Eastern Beskids (Beskidy Wschodnie), and is more generally part of the Outer Eastern Carpathians. Frequently Bieszczady refers only to the Western Bieszczady or even only to the part of the range lying within Poland. The highest peak of Bieszczady is Mt. Pikuy (1405 m) in Ukraine. The highest peak of the Polish part is Tarnica (1346 m). This photo was taken on a route from Halicz peak (1333 m). Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:56:28 -0400 Bieszczady http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/bieszczady <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/bieszczady"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/436170/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Location: Bieszczady, Poland Bieszczady is a mountain range that runs from the extreme south-east of Poland through Ukraine and Slovakia. It forms the western part of the Eastern Beskids (Beskidy Wschodnie), and is more generally part of the Outer Eastern Carpathians. Frequently Bieszczady refers only to the Western Bieszczady or even only to the part of the range lying within Poland. The highest peak of Bieszczady is Mt. Pikuy (1405 m) in Ukraine. The highest peak of the Polish part is Tarnica (1346 m). This photo was taken on a route from Halicz peak (1333 m). Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:56:28 -0400 Arrrrr http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/arrrrr <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/arrrrr"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/435458/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Photo taken during Tall Ships Races 2009 Location: Gdynia, Poland Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sun, 15 Jun 2014 05:26:19 -0400 After Party http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/after-party <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/after-party"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/435456/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Location: Sława, Poland Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sun, 15 Jun 2014 05:13:02 -0400 Northern Hawk Owl http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/northern-hawk-owl <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/northern-hawk-owl"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/432709/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Location: ZOO, Wrocław, Poland Specie: Northern Hawk Owl The Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula), or Northern Hawk-Owl in North America, is a non-migratory owl that usually stays within its breeding range, though it sometimes irrupts southward. It is one of the few owls that is neither nocturnal nor crepuscular, being active only during the day. Male Northern Hawk-Owls are generally 36–42.5 cm (14.2–16.7 in) long and weigh 300 g (11 oz). Females are slightly bigger with a length of 37.2–44.7 cm (14.6–17.6 in) and a mass of about 340 g (12 oz). Both male and female have similar wingspans of about 45 cm (18 in). The Northern Hawk-Owl feeds on a variety of prey, which can include small rodents to mammals more robust in size, and a variety of birds, a typical diet for many boreal owls. In Eurasia the Northern Hawk-Owl is known to feed primarily on voles from the Microtus family. The Northern Hawk-Owl is one of the least studied and poorly understood birds in North America. It is extremely difficult to study due to its low density occurrence, sporadic fluctuations, and remote breeding locations. This lack of knowledge makes it almost impossible to properly estimate the population levels of this species. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Fri, 30 May 2014 15:00:36 -0400 Green Parakeet http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/green-parakeet <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/green-parakeet"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/432708/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Location: ZOO, Wrocław, Poland Specie: Nanday Parakeet The Nanday Parakeet (Aratinga nenday) also known as the Black-hooded Parakeet or Nanday Conure is a medium small mostly green neotropical parrot. The bird is native to South America from southeast Bolivia to southwest Brazil, central Paraguay and northern Argentina, from the region known as the pantanal. Caged birds have been released in some areas and the birds have established self-sustaining populations in Los Angeles, California, San Antonio, Texas, and several areas of Florida. Another self-sustaining population exists for several decades in Israel, near the city of Pardes Hanah. The Nanday Parakeet is 32–37 cm (13–15 in) long, weighs 140 g (4.9 oz). Its most distinguishing characteristic, for which it is named, is its black facial mask and beak. The bird feeds on seeds, fruit, palm nuts, berries, flowers and buds. Feral birds will also come to bird feeders. Wild birds primarily use scrub forest and forest clearings around settlements. It frequents open savannah, pastures and stockyards in South America where it is considered a pest in some areas. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Fri, 30 May 2014 14:59:03 -0400