December 20, 2014

December 20, 2014

'Pine Needles

Photograph by Heather Allen, National Geographic Your Shot

“The lines of the quills were perfect, forming a Fibonacci curl from the nose right to the end of the quill,” writes Your Shot member Heather Allen of this porcupine photographed on the Oregon coast. “I just loved the light hitting the top quills, setting off its face. The final [bit of] luck was that he lifted his head and looked right at me.”

Allen’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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12 comments
Patricia Przybylinski
Patricia Przybylinski

Beautiful capture, Heather! Having dogs who were not so lucky with examining porcupines, I am so glad you got the shot and nothing more! Super! Patti P


Francesco Sinibaldi
Francesco Sinibaldi

In the sound of a stream.


The whisper

of a fugitive bird

covers the sadness

placed near an

hedge while the

delicate singing

describes an

attraction full of

happiness: and

there, near the

sound of a stream,

a white dream

reappears.....


Francesco Sinibaldi

The Fig
The Fig

Sooner or later, logic will re-enter and "science" will admit that symmetry, the mainstay of beauty, is not a result of random self-development (play-by-play evolution), in particular, when every hair, scale, spot, feather and quill is in its perfectly designed place as well as number..

Fran Guterl
Fran Guterl

this is so beautiful.  Thank you....

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