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Image by Bradley.Johnson.
The Scream

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This photo is a random black and white photography of me screaming/shouting :) Not meant to be any good, But let me know what you think please :)

Name: Bradley Johnson
Age: Sixteen.
Languages: English, a bit of BSL & a little French.
Sexual Orientation: Straight.
Career Aspiration: Electrician
What are your passions: Photography, Music, Sport and Technology
Hobbies: Flickr, Extreme Cycling, Photography Sport
Goals in life: To travel, Become a professional Electrician, Married and Start a Family
Favorite books: I love all of Karen Rose's novels and Autobiography's
Favorite movies: 500 Days of Summer, Love & Other Drugs, Toy Story 3, Monster's Inc & Funny Face, Grown Ups, All Jim Carry Films
Favorite animals: Pandas! Red Pandas & Giraffes, Bears and Penguins
Favorite song: Umm...I don't have one. I like lots of songs.
You watch: How I Met Your Mother, American Chopper and Hot Rod. NBA and Wife Swap.
One random fact about you: I love wonky eyes ;)
One thing you wish you could change about the world: For it to be in the hands of the right person. Soon.


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The paper princess
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Image by Ellieboat
Technically this is for my art project, but I needed to upload on here! It's been so long since I've posted... I had no ideas, no time and then I went on holiday, but here I am (:
I'll put some more in comments

oh, also, does any one know anything about the Nikon d3100? I'm seriously considering getting it when I eventually have the cash..

Name: Ellie
Age: 16
Languages: English, and technically french and german but I suck at both
Favourite Color: orange
Career Aspiration: I intend to be a renowned artist and photographer whose works sell for thousands. Until then, I want to do any job that allows me to travel and / or involves art (:
What are your passions?: dance, art, photography, and I like acting, too.
Hobbies: Shopping, dancing, drawing and painting, cycling, pilates, Photo editing, Photography
Goals in life: to travel, to work hard and enjoy myself... to have an interesting life story to tell.
Favourite book: The Family Way; The Fire Within series.
Favourite movie: Chicago, Chocolat, the classic disney films, the Emporers New Groove, and anything by Pixar. (:
Favourite animal: I like lots of animals! Cats, dogs and fish.
Favourite song: right now, promises by Nero is all I want to listen to!
You watch: Miranda... actually sit coms and comedy panel shows in general. And the Mentalist.
One random fact about you: I have lived in three countries, but I've never been back to one since, and the other I went literally half my lifetime ago ):
One thing you wish you could change about the world: Bad things happening to lovely people.

Greenshield Lichen
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Image by elycefeliz
Common Greenshield is one of our most common lichens. A lichen is special, because it is not one organism, but two. A lichen is a complicated relationship between a fungus and an algae.

A lichen is created when the fungus and algae join together to form a new organism. The lichen looks different than the way the fungus or algae looks by itself. The lichen can also reproduce itself and looks like a plant. The relationship between the fungus and algae is not fully understood, but scientists are studying to learn more.

An interesting fact about lichens is that the algae species in one lichen can usually join with a different fungus and make another lichen. It doesn't work the opposite way, however; a fungus is only able to make a lichen with one type of algae.

Although they look like plants, lichens do not have roots, stems, or leaves. The lichen takes the form of the fungus, and the algae lives inside. Since most algae are plants, they can make their own food. The fungus part of a lichen gets its food from the algae. Scientists cannot make up their minds if this relationship is mutualism or parasitism. This may be a mutualistic relationship, since the fungus gets food from the algae, and the algae gets a "house" from the lichen. Or maybe the fungus is just a parasite, taking food from the algae, when the algae could just as easily live on its own or with another lichen. The fungus is able to live on its own, but it doesn't do very well without the algae.

A lichen species always takes its name from the fungus part of the relationship. The fungus in Common Greenshield is Flavoparmelia caperata, so that is also the scientific name of the lichen.

Common Greenshield is usually greenish-gray or yellowish-green. It is called a "foliose" lichen because its body looks a lot like leaves. The "leaves" are mostly round usually overlap. Sometimes they are wrinkled, sometimes smooth.

Common Greenshield grows on tree trunks or rocks. Some trees that often have greenshield on them are maples and oaks. Lichens do not damage trees. Common Greenshield grows well in shady, damp places, especially in woods.

Lichens are not a popular food item for animals, but some that are known to eat them include: White-tailed Deer (small amounts in Winter), Wild Turkey, Meadow Vole, terrestrial snails, springtails, and oribatid mites.

Lichens grow very slowly. If a part of the lichen is broken off, it can grow into a new lichen. Lichens also make spores which can travel to new places on the wind; however, the spores will only grow into a fungus, not the total lichen.

Over time, a colony of lichen can break down rocks and put nutrients back into the soil.

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