Review: ‘Birdboy,’ a Disturbing Animated Feature from Spain – The New York Times

The movie has talking animals, but it’s not necessarily for kids.

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Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for Jul 27, 2015 | Read Comic Strips at GoComics.com

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Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for Jul 27, 2015 | GoComics.com

Source: Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for Jul 27, 2015 | Read Comic Strips at GoComics.com

Abstract 5:0

Abstract 5:0

For FlickrFriday’s “Numbers” and Macro Mondays’ “Member’s Choice: Abstract Macro” challenges on Flickr.

I set the zoom to max on an LCD digital display for granularity and turned it on its side to twist the viewpoint. It looks a lot better and more abstract full size than in the thumbnail, with an interesting mix of red, green, and blue.

Queen for a Day. Monday.

Queen for a Day.  Monday.

Unlike another striped cat, Tigress loves Mondays. They mean she might dress up and pose for a Macro Mondays challenge, which for this week is “Queen”. What’s the point of being an action figure if you don’t get any action? Today she feels like royalty!

For her raiment, she’s chosen a crown with a stunning blue tiger’s eye stone. Because she’s a tiger, and she’s got a good eye for haute couture, which is this week’s FlickrFriday challenge.

This is another successful experiment in depth perception, and the use of a tablet for lighting and effects. I found a stock photo of London to display on the tablet, which is propped just two inches behind Tigress. The brightness of the tablet darkened her front, so I lit her with a full spectrum lamp. When I brightened the photo in Photoshop, the effect of the lamp made the background look like a bright sunlit day, and the bokeh makes it look like a realistic distance behind her.