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That’s some draw-wing: Artist, Hasan Kalepaints amazing mini masterpieces on butterflies, snail shells, pasta and even plant spikes
Butterfly aficionados might have trouble identifying this species - on account of its rather unusual markings.
Closer examination of its wings reveals tiny birds soaring above minarets while men dressed in white row down a river.
The scene is Istanbul, the painter is Hasan Kale… and the butterfly is his canvas.
In fact, he can paint his intricate miniature masterpieces on the wings of any taxidermied insect.
Hasan, who has been working in miniature since the 1980s, also paints on pasta shells and seeds
As if that wasn’t challenging enough, the 53-year-old from Turkey can also create pictures on a single pumpkin seed, pasta, lump of sugar and a grain of rice.
He can even use lemon peel or sharp plant spikes for a canvas.
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The Green vine snake (Ahaetulla nasuta), is a slender green tree snake found in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is diurnal and mildly venomous, normally feeding on frogs and lizards. Green vine snakes are slow moving, relying on camouflaging as a vine in foliage to hunt.
The snake expands its body when disturbed to show a black and white scale marking. Also, they may open their mouth in threat display and point their head in the direction of the perceived threat. There is a widespread myth in parts of southern India that the species uses its pointed head to blind its human victims.
The species is viviparous, giving birth to young that grow within the body of the mother, enclosed within the egg membrane. Their venom is mild and causes swelling, with symptoms usually subsiding in three days. [Source: Wikipedia ]
Regarding this wonderful shot, photographer Suhaas Premkumar states this is, “one of the most beautiful snakes I have found and shot so far, which is a photographer’s delight because of its vibrant colors and its posture, which is actually a self-defense posture.”
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