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   CaliforniaMama  Tuesday Jul 19 11:42 AM

July 19, 2011 Magnified Beach Sand



Beach sand magnified to 250 times its real size

Here is some amazing microphotography by Dr Gary Greenberg who shows how beach sand grains look magnified to 250 times the real size.

This crystal of sand on the image below (in the middle) is surrounded by bits of coral, shell, and volcanic material.

http://todayilearned.co.uk/2011/07/1...ize/#more-2283



BigV  Tuesday Jul 19 11:43 AM

beautiful!



Pico and ME  Tuesday Jul 19 11:54 AM

I grew up enjoying the beaches of southern Lake Michigan. Its really funny that this IOTD showed up today because I was just at the beach this Saturday watching the Gary Air Show with my Dad and I was wondering what the sand was composed of...figuring it wasn't shells and such.

So I just checked and found out that it is mostly minerals like quartz, feldspars, garnets, magnetite, and biotite. Heres a close up photo.



glatt  Tuesday Jul 19 12:06 PM

On the beaches of Maine, where I grew up , the grains of sand are a little bigger.



infinite monkey  Tuesday Jul 19 12:10 PM

Oooh, that reminds me of Schoodic Point...I need to find the pic of me on the rock with the water crashing around me.



Clodfobble  Tuesday Jul 19 12:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt
On the beaches of Maine, where I grew up , the grains of sand are a little bigger.
On the beaches of Texas, the sand is covered with jellyfish and tar balls.


infinite monkey  Tuesday Jul 19 12:27 PM

Jellyrabbits and tar babies.



footfootfoot  Tuesday Jul 19 12:35 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
On the beaches of Maine, where I grew up , the grains of sand are a little bigger.
and yet, and yet... the "no-see-ums"


HungLikeJesus  Tuesday Jul 19 01:29 PM

What is that thing? An alien spaceship?



glatt  Tuesday Jul 19 01:42 PM

Shipwreck. Tugboat, actually. It's been sitting there my entire life. I think it wrecked in the 50's.
link



monster  Tuesday Jul 19 01:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pico and ME View Post
So I just checked and found out that it is mostly minerals like quartz, feldspars, garnets, magnetite, and biotite. Heres a close up photo.



monster  Tuesday Jul 19 01:58 PM

Calimama, thanks for stepping up to the image of the day plate recently. I have been enjoying them.



Pico and ME  Tuesday Jul 19 02:26 PM

What exactly is hotlinking?

I saved the picture to my desktop and then used the manage attachment section here to post it.

If that is hotlinking, then what should I have done instead?



glatt  Tuesday Jul 19 02:34 PM

I think monster's post has the hotlink. Yours is an attachment.



monster  Tuesday Jul 19 02:41 PM

yes, i hotlinked. but I can still see the img. Are you guys getting a "do not hotlink" thingie?

I changed it anyway, sorry if that was the case. lazy monster was in the middle of some tax returns.



infinite monkey  Tuesday Jul 19 02:43 PM

Did it get fixed???? Looks like an attached image to me.

Pico, we're supposed to do it the way you did it, I think. I have a vague recollection of UT saying perhaps a few times not to hotlink. But a lot of people still hotlink.

UT? Guidance?



Pico and ME  Tuesday Jul 19 02:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
I think monster's post has the hotlink. Yours is an attachment.

D'oh!

Funny, how I misread that.


Pico and ME  Tuesday Jul 19 02:48 PM

I still have no idea how you hotlink, though...even after googling.



monster  Tuesday Jul 19 02:52 PM

yes, i'm a bad, bad girl. if you link to people's images, you use their bandwidth. But it's quicker and easier. So tell me, is the problem fixed? I stole the pic and made it an attachment instead.



monster  Tuesday Jul 19 02:52 PM

to hotlink, you put the url of the pic between [img] [/img] tags. And then you go to hell forever



Pete Zicato  Tuesday Jul 19 02:56 PM

When you find an image online, copy the image location (the url for the image).

In the cellar, click on mountains icon (has the popup text "insert image"). Paste the url in there. The image is now hotlinked in your message.

Web sites owners don't like this because you end up using their bandwidth. Every time someone looks at the page with your message on it, their browser goes to the original site to get the image.



infinite monkey  Tuesday Jul 19 02:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
to hotlink, you put the url of the pic between [img] [/img] tags. And then you go to hell forever


REPANT, YOUR END IS IN SIGHT.

Um, er...I mean REPENT...


Oh never mind.


infinite monkey  Tuesday Jul 19 02:58 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete Zicato View Post
When you find an image online, copy the image location (the url for the image).

In the cellar, click on mountains icon (has the popup text "insert image"). Paste the url in there. The image is now hotlinked in your message.

Web sites owners don't like this because you end up using their bandwidth. Every time someone looks at the page with your message on it, their browser goes to the original site to get the image.
So why would we do it?

I still think UT should weigh in...what does he want people from other sites to do if taking images from here?


monster  Tuesday Jul 19 02:59 PM

Does Pete Z have me on ignore?



monster  Tuesday Jul 19 03:00 PM

HELLLLLOOOOOOOOOOO. Everyone has me on ignore, infi. I only exist in your imagination.....



infinite monkey  Tuesday Jul 19 03:01 PM

I'm sorry, I can't hear you. You're on ignore.



Pico and ME  Tuesday Jul 19 03:04 PM

Who is on ignore?



infinite monkey  Tuesday Jul 19 03:14 PM

shhhhhhhh

[stage whisper/]monster is on universal unilateral international inclusive nonspecific ignore[/stage whisper]



Pete Zicato  Tuesday Jul 19 03:15 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
Does Pete Z have me on ignore?
No. It's just that it takes longer to be pedantic, so I missed your post whilst writing mine.

Besides are we not bffs? How could you ever doubt me?


Pico and ME  Tuesday Jul 19 03:17 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by infinite monkey View Post
shhhhhhhh

[stage whisper/]monster is on universal unilateral international inclusive nonspecific ignore[/stage whisper]


incognorito


Undertoad  Tuesday Jul 19 03:24 PM

never hotlink always attach



infinite monkey  Tuesday Jul 19 03:33 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pico and ME View Post


incognorito
I like that. It sounds like a crispy corn tortilla snack that doesn't actually LOOK like a crispy corn tortilla snack.


footfootfoot  Tuesday Jul 19 03:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
to hotlink, you put the url of the pic between [img] [/img] tags. And then you go to hell forever
That would explain this handbasket, then.


footfootfoot  Tuesday Jul 19 03:54 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
Shipwreck. Tugboat, actually. It's been sitting there my entire life. I think it wrecked in the 50's.
link
Not yet.


SPUCK  Wednesday Jul 20 06:08 AM

Hot linking attracts angry picture owners. Always attach.

And yes, thanks for the pictures lately CAMama!



CaliforniaMama  Wednesday Jul 20 09:21 AM

Thanx. I've just been lucky to come across some neat things lately.



Spexxvet  Wednesday Jul 20 10:01 AM

hot links



monster  Wednesday Jul 20 10:34 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK View Post
Hot linking attracts angry picture owners. Always attach.

And yes, thanks for the pictures lately CAMama!
but but but.... you then have to steal it in order to attach.......




footfootfoot  Wednesday Jul 20 03:40 PM

didn't you get the memo?
Everything on the internet is free



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