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  1. neck joint

    Snapshot Title: neck joint
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    otherworldly



  2. looks like peeling paint

    Snapshot Title: looks like peeling paint
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:



  3. spiracle?

    Snapshot Title: spiracle?
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    hole for breathing?
    Here's the spiracle on a different ant: gigapan.org/viewConversation.php?id=12907



  4. ant claw

    Snapshot Title: ant claw
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    looks much like a bird talon, or cat's claw



  5. leg joint

    Snapshot Title: leg joint
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:



  6. cool texture

    Snapshot Title: cool texture
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    looks like Voronoi diagrams en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voronoi_diagram Will open in a new tab or window



  7. cool hairs

    Snapshot Title: cool hairs
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    wow



  8. leg joint

    Snapshot Title: leg joint
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    oops - lost a leg!



  9. compound eye

    Snapshot Title: compound eye
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    why the dark spots?



  10. torpedo car

    Snapshot Title: torpedo car
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Carrie Furnace 6-5-09
    Image Owner: Dan Holland



    Description:

    carried molten iron. see www.flickr.com/photos/10077757@N00/2210480152/in/set-72157603769561931 Will open in a new tab or window/



  11. ants

    Snapshot Title: ants
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Lyon Arboretum Plant Tissue Culture Growing Room2
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    they've got an ant problem



  12. phone book cover

    Snapshot Title: phone book cover
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Lyon Arboretum Plant Tissue Culture Growing Room2
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    placed there during gigapanning to preserve some private info?



  13. tower on Hamerschlag Hall

    Snapshot Title: tower on Hamerschlag Hall
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
    Image Owner: paul g wiegman



    Description:

    at Carnegie Mellon University



  14. snake jumping over the Cathedral of Learning!

    Snapshot Title: snake jumping over the Cathedral of Learning!
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
    Image Owner: paul g wiegman



    Description:

    It's a big 'un! Must be a python!

    Actually, it looks like you have "snakes" in every input image, unfortunately. Dust in lens?



  15. meandering stream in the valley

    Snapshot Title: meandering stream in the valley
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Rocky Mountain National Park
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:



  16. no Golden Gate Bridge

    Snapshot Title: no Golden Gate Bridge
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: San Francisco in Ruins
    Image Owner: Ted Morse



    Description:

    It was built later, in 1937



  17. skylight in ceiling

    Snapshot Title: skylight in ceiling
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Library of Congress - Great Hall
    Image Owner: Pinkerton Matthew



    Description:



  18. quote from Bacon

    Snapshot Title: quote from Bacon
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Library of Congress Reading Room
    Image Owner: Pinkerton Matthew



    Description:

    The inquiry, knowledge, and belief of truth is the sovereign good of human nature. — Bacon, Essays, Of Truth

    see myloc.gov/ExhibitSpaces/MainReadingRoom/SymbolicStatues/Pages/default.aspx Will open in a new tab or window



  19. restrooms for customers only

    Snapshot Title: restrooms for customers only
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Demolition of Building in 100 Block as seen from Moose Building, Homestead, PA 6-22-09
    Image Owner: Dan Holland



    Description:

    ATM inside
    water $.50
    pop $1.00
    red bull $2.00



  20. happy woman

    Snapshot Title: happy woman
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Demolition of Building in 100 Block as seen from Moose Building, Homestead, PA 6-22-09
    Image Owner: Dan Holland



    Description:

    who probably doesn't live in this neighborhood



  21. mcmansions in the distance

    Snapshot Title: mcmansions in the distance
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Demolition of Building in 100 Block as seen from Moose Building, Homestead, PA 6-22-09
    Image Owner: Dan Holland



    Description:

    at Summerset at Frick Park



  22. reflection in glass

    Snapshot Title: reflection in glass
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Phipps Conservatory - Sustainable Gardens
    Image Owner: paul g wiegman



    Description:



  23. inscription

    Snapshot Title: inscription
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Mosaic Kourion
    Image Owner: Maria Luisa Crawford



    Description:

    I found a translation at commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mosaic_,_complex_of_Eustolios_,_Kourion_2006.jpg Will open in a new tab or window



  24. bird

    Snapshot Title: bird
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Mosaic Kourion
    Image Owner: Maria Luisa Crawford



    Description:

    what species?



  25. swastika

    Snapshot Title: swastika
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Mosaic Kourion
    Image Owner: Maria Luisa Crawford



    Description:

    if you want to think of it that way



  26. 3D icon

    Snapshot Title: 3D icon
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Mosaic Kourion
    Image Owner: Maria Luisa Crawford



    Description:

    in an earlier technology



  27. antenna joint

    Snapshot Title: antenna joint
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Proceratium MG03
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    Looks like something from a Giger painting: www.hrgiger.com Will open in a new tab or window/



  28. compound eye

    Snapshot Title: compound eye
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Proceratium MG03
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:



  29. clump of hairs between segments

    Snapshot Title: clump of hairs between segments
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Proceratium MG03
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    (at center of snapshot) what are they?



  30. hairs!

    Snapshot Title: hairs!
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Proceratium MG03
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    almost like porcupine quills



  31. Russell's Spoken English

    Snapshot Title: Russell's Spoken English
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: CHARMINAR AT DAWN
    Image Owner: Ravinder Reddy Duggempudi



    Description:

    or is it Broken English?



  32. BIG TV

    Snapshot Title: BIG TV
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: CHARMINAR AT DAWN
    Image Owner: Ravinder Reddy Duggempudi



    Description:

    satellite dish



  33. PNC Park

    Snapshot Title: PNC Park
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh at night
    Image Owner: Illah Nourbakhsh



    Description:

    baseball stadium



  34. Carnegie Science Center

    Snapshot Title: Carnegie Science Center
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh at night
    Image Owner: Illah Nourbakhsh



    Description:

    with submarine in river, in foreground



  35. top of the PPG building

    Snapshot Title: top of the PPG building
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh at night
    Image Owner: Illah Nourbakhsh



    Description:

    and the US Steel building (with UPMC sign) beyond



  36. Smithfield St Bridge

    Snapshot Title: Smithfield St Bridge
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh at night
    Image Owner: Illah Nourbakhsh



    Description:



  37. Fort Pitt Bridge

    Snapshot Title: Fort Pitt Bridge
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh at night
    Image Owner: Illah Nourbakhsh



    Description:



  38. snake going over the falls

    Snapshot Title: snake going over the falls
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ohiopyle Falls on the Youghiogheny River
    Image Owner: paul g wiegman



    Description:

    :-)



  39. lamps under platform

    Snapshot Title: lamps under platform
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ohiopyle Falls on the Youghiogheny River
    Image Owner: paul g wiegman



    Description:

    acting like mirrors?



  40. nice legs

    Snapshot Title: nice legs
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ohiopyle Falls on the Youghiogheny River
    Image Owner: paul g wiegman



    Description:



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