Τετάρτη, 6 Φεβρουαρίου 2008

Chitin - Χιτίνη

The feathers of butterfly are constituted by thin layers of protein-chitin, and they are covered by thousands microscopic squamas that give characteristic colours. The Chitin is organic substance that her attributes resemble little with the keratin, that exists, in the hair and nails. -
Τα φτερά της πεταλούδας αποτελούνται από λεπτές στρώσεις της πρωτεΐνης-χιτίνης, και καλύπτονται από χιλιάδες μικροσκοπικά λέπια που δίνουν τα χαρακτηριστικά χρώματα.Η χιτίνη είναι οργανική ουσία που οι ιδιότητές της μοιάζουν λίγο με της κερατίνης, που υπάρχει, στα μαλλιά και νύχια.

11 σχόλια:

Wanda είπε...

She is beautiful, and her pattern reminds me of a leopard or some wild animal!!
LOL :)

chaniabee !!!! είπε...

Κώστα καλημέρα!!! φίλε σου αξίζει ένα μεγάλο μπράβο για την παρά πολύ όμορφη δουλειά που έχεις κάνει!!
έτσι μ αρέσει λίγα λόγια και καλά!!!

Isadora είπε...

How delicate and beautiful these critters are - and the close up allows us to see things otherwise never would.

Daniel J Santos είπε...

That's one excellent image, beautiful details...
With Images

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) είπε...

She is so graceful and I am amazed how she is sits there looking so proud of her coat of colors as she should be!

quintarantino είπε...

I just loved the patterns on the wings of the butterfly.
It's a great capture.

Julie at Virtual Voyage είπε...

Lovely photo - I have seen the wing scales under a microscope.

Do you have bee orchids? (Flowers that mimic bees - we have them here).

Andrea είπε...

The butterfly and flower are both beautiful. Love the bright colors. You take very nice pictures.

smilnsigh είπε...

Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful. -happy sigh-

Mari-Nanci

ImperfectNerd είπε...

Kostas, you are a remarkable fellow, and your site is wonderful. All congratulations to you for the beauty and insight you provide! Good health and long life, and above all things, PEACE to you and all of us!

monsoon-dreams είπε...

isnt it wonderful that small chitin layers add up to create such beautiful patterns?God is great.