fragglerocks

fragglerocks

Posted on 08/23/2016


Photo taken on August 23, 2016

1/950 f/2.4 60.0 mm ISO 200

FUJIFILM X-T1

XF60mmF2.4 R Macro


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Iridescence (also known as goniochromism) is the phenomenon of certain surfaces that appear to change colour as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes. Examples of iridescence include soap bubbles, butterfly wings and sea shells, as well as certain minerals. It is often created by structural coloration (microstructures that interfere with light).
The word iridescence is derived in part from the Greek word ἶρις îris (gen. ἴριδος íridos), meaning rainbow, and is combined with the Latin suffix -escent, meaning "having a tendency toward." Iris in turn derives from the goddess Iris of Greek mythology, who is the personification of the rainbow and acted as a messenger of the gods. Goniochromism is derived from the Greek words gonia, meaning "angle", and chroma, meaning "colour".

Nacre also known as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it also makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent.

Robert Wilson, Chrissy, Larry Drummond, Janano - have particularly liked this photo


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Janano -
Janano -
Fabulous work Fraggs and great earrings
12 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Strikingly beautiful.
12 months ago.
Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson
A beautiful earring.
12 months ago.