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The wheels take impact and stress off your legs, and the position helps your spine, but you’re still doing running motions instead of biking motions, so your legs are getting a good workout, and you can go for longer

nerdy shit aside, iamgine how sick it must be to just let those feet fly into the air and do superman poses down a highway

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Swallowpaw licked his lips with a forked snake tongue “oh yes”

I dont think Ive ever eaten mice. Ive eaten rats but I usually like to eat bigger things. -he thought deeply-

Oh, Im Sain by the way!

"im swallowpaw! its nice to meet you, sain" He sniffed the naga’s scales. "you’re like a really big snake, where did you come from?" he flicked his ears curiously.

Where I came from? Ummmm.. -he thought hard- Well Im a special type of what they call a naga. I was born underground and when I got old enough I popped out of the ground, found a village, and ate any monster that tried to eat the villagers. But I dont know where it was…

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-sniffs at the other curiously-


o hi there

You smell like a kitty but you sure dont look like one!

"thats because im part snake!"

SNAKE KITTY!??! -grabs the other and sniffs his head really hard-


Swallowpaw lifts his head proudly. “my father was a snake! and my mother was a cat..” he stared up at the larger snake, his eyes glistening with curiosity.

Im afraid to imagine how that came about..-he gently puts down the small creature- You must like mice twice as much!


Rainbow Scarab, face1, silver spring, md_2013-12-31-14.48.26 ZS PMax Panorama2 by Sam Droege on Flickr.

Experimental Shot. One of the problems with macro photography is that sometimes your subject is too big. In this case this lovely very large scarab beetle would not fit in the field of view of my MPE65. I could switch to a 100mm lens but I would then lose a lot of lovely detail. Fortunately I have just purchased a nice cast iron laboratory jack stand which lets me raise and lower the specimens using a knob rather than re-positioning them. For this shot I took 3 sets of stacked shots and then stitched them together in PTGui. Very quick and dirty and if you look close you can see 2 areas where the join was imperfect, but it has a lot of promise. This version is 7000 and some pixels on the long side and there is no reason I can’t stitch together an entire monster beetle. If one had the proper plotter you would then create a photograph several feet on a side.

This is Phanaeus vindex brought into the lab by my High School buddy now entomologist Wayne White, found in a swimming pool drain in Silver Spring Maryland.

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