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Saxegothaea conspicua - Prince Albert’s yew, Saxegothaea, Maniú , Mañío, Mañío Hembra , Mañío Macho, Mañío de Hojas Cortas (Spanish)
Conservation Status Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened Currently Saxegothaea conspicua has a relatively continuous distribution, particularly in the Andes. However, in Chile logging and fire wood extraction still occurs within its habitat and if this continues then there is the possibility of the population becoming severely fragmented, particularly in the Coastal Cordillera where most forest destruction occurs. However, presently the loss of habitat has not been sufficient for it to qualify for listing under criterion B and the population of mature individuals is too large to qualify for criteria C or D. There is a possibility that it could be listed as Vulnerable (VU) under criteria A2, A3 or A4, but more information concerning rates of deforestation and past population sizes is required. Argentinian populations are reported to be too small to affect the global listing. Presently it should be listed as Near Threatened (NT) but this species requires continued monitoring, especially in terms of selective felling and range reduction due to fire or changes in land use. Future reassessments could find that it would qualify for VU under criterion B or even criterion A if information on reduction rates are obtained. It is an extremely shade tolerant species and capable of root-suckering.  It is most abundant in the wetter Valdivian rainforest where it is commonly associated with Laureliopsis philippiana, Nothofagus dombeyi and Nothofagus nervosa. In the coastal Cordillera it occurs at low altitudes on poorly-drained marine and fluvio-glacial deposits or between 400-950 m above sea-level on shallow soils developed from micaschists (Lusk 1996). In these sites it is commonly associated with Drimys winteri, Ammomyrtus luma, Dasyphyllum diacanthoides, Eucryphia cordifolia and Weinmannia trichosperma (Lusk 1996). Where ranges overlap it is commonly associated with Podocarpus nubigenus. The ever increasing conversion of native forest in the Coastal Cordillera to commercial plantations of Pinus radiata and Eucalyptus, means that much of the habitat for this species has been lost and continues to disappear. Logging in the Andes outside of National Parks still occurs. Logging is often for firewood or is selective in order to extract young straight stemmed trees before they become contorted and multi-stemmed (Hechenleitner et al. 2005). In Argentina there is no commercial use of its wood, although it may be used locally. In Chile it is highly prized for its uniform, yellow-rose colour, durable wood which is easily worked and is used for making fine furniture. It is also used for construction. It is afforded good protection throughout its range in National Parks, particularly in the large tracts of protected areas that are contiguous between Chile and Argentina in the Andes, where there are some important old-growth forests. There is less protection in the northern part of its distribution, particularly in the Coastal Cordillera of Chile. https://conifersgarden.com/encyclopedia/saxegothaea/saxegothaea-conspicua
Heritage Auctions: The largest auction house founded in the U.S.
Heritage Auctions: The largest auction house founded in the U.S. Heritage Auctions is both the largest collectibles auctioneer and the third-largest auction house in the world-leading Internet platform. HA boasts more than 1 million registered online bidders. This loyal and growing community is an indication of the value of our website, of our reputation for professional business practices, and of our vast expertise in the field of art and collectibles that this community is growing so rapidly. Heritage Auction House was founded in 1976, and its products include U.S. & World Coins, Rare Currency, Fine & Decorative Art, American Art, Illustration Art, Vintage Comic Books & Comic Art, Movie Posters, Music & Entertainment Memorabilia, Jewelry & Watches, Vintage & Couture Handbags, Sports Memorabilia, Rare Books & Manuscripts, American Indian Art, Air & Space Memorabilia, Civil War Memorabilia, Vintage & Contemporary Photography, Nature & Science Specimens, Domain Names, Intellectual Property, Luxury Real Estate and much more. By offering the latest advances in technology and having a strong presence in the collectibles community, we give our customers unprecedented access to our services. More than 130 experts and 400 additional service-oriented professionals provide our customers with a suite of services to help them develop the best collections. Results of fall Asia week auctions 2021 From September 22nd to 23rd, Heritage Auctions offered a two-day event featuring fine and decorative Asian art. There were 574 bidders, who spent $1,327,281 at the auction house. Among the auction results, a 14th-century ink painting attributed to Chen Yu sold for $137,500. The painting shows a scholar and his assistants examining landscape paintings, likely created at the beginning of the Ming dynasty. Among the notable lots were a Chinese blue and white bowl from the Qing dynasty, an Indian sandstone sculpture, and a Korean celadon vessel from the Joseon dynasty. Heritage Offered Sir Elton John’s Extraordinary Custom Touring Piano at Auction He signed his name in black ink, bidding farewell to the piano he had used throughout the 1970s and 80s. Sir Elton John acquired the piano after customizing its keys to be more sensitive to very light touch in August of 1975. It was found by Curtis Schwartz, a producer and sound engineer who knew little about the piano's history with Sir Elton John. While Paul McCartney performed on the Steinway during the Live Aid finale, over a billion people watched the concert. Freddie Mercury also played the piano for Queen during the 1978 tour, A Day at the Races. This grand piano was built in 1972 in New York, stands 8 feet 11 inches tall, and includes the original bench. The upcoming auction includes memorabilia from other famous musicians besides Sir Elton John's grand piano. World’s Largest Auction of Anime Animation Art Breaks The Old Record of $2.1 Million at Heritage Auctions Heritage Auctions held its first-ever auction dedicated to anime, or anime art, June 25-27, at which some of the most iconic and award-winning anime films were sold for more than $2.1 million. A record 2,853 bidders from around the world attended the Art of Anime and Everything Cool Auction. The auction boasted sell-through rates of 100 percent by value and 99.8 percent by lots sold. Cels from films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service, and AKIRA sold at record prices. “The hits and big moments in this sale came from all over,” Heritage Auctions Animation Art Director Jim Lentz said. Records were broken for lots from Astro Boy, Dragon Ball, Ghost in the Shell, Pokémon, Vampire Hunter D, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and the films of Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki. Media Source: AuctionDaily
Chia sẻ kinh nghiệm làm đẹp da (p2)
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Qu'est ce que le survivalisme ?
Le survivalisme par définition est un mode de vie qui constitue à une préparation à une éventuelle catastrophe. La préparation des survivants repose principalement sur l'apprentissage des techniques de survie et des concepts médicaux. Avec la bonne préparation, le bon équipement et les bons vêtements avec notre boutique militariat, vous pouvez survivre à la forêt ou prévenir les catastrophes. L'origine du survivalisme a commencé avec l'herbertisme. Il s'agit d'un événement pour former l'officier de marine Georges Hébert. Le but de cette activité est de devenir puissant et utile. Pour ce faire, il est nécessaire de réaliser une éducation sportive, nature et utilitaire. Aux États-Unis dans les années 1960, l'inflation et la dépréciation ont incité les gens à adopter l'idée de kits de sauvetage. À partir des années 1970, certains livres sur le mot « survie » et les méthodes appropriées ont commencé à paraître. Kurt Saxon sera le premier à utiliser le terme "survivaliste". Cependant, John Pugsley publiera "Strategy Alpha" dans les années 1980. Ce livre est devenu une référence pour les survivalistes américains. Dans les années 1990, le mythe du bug du millénaire a donné un nouvel élan au mouvement survivaliste. Les divers événements catastrophiques de 2000 à nos jours continuent d'alimenter la peur et de stimuler la motivation survivaliste. La survie est parfois liée aux croyances religieuses. Être préparé signifie parfois commencer un long voyage avec la famille, les amis et les voisins, mais parfois le voyage doit être commencé seul. Ne pas se préparer, bien ou mal, à l'effondrement imminent, souvent appelé survivalisme. En revanche, il peut y avoir rupture plus ou moins normale. Ils dépendent de l'âge, du sexe, du lieu de résidence, de la formation précédente, des personnes accompagnantes, du matériel disponible... Ainsi, notre magasin survivaliste a pour objectif de regrouper au même endroit du matériel utile et de qualité, et à un prix abordable, dans le respect des grandes règles des survivalistes : eau, alimentation, énergie, hygiène/santé, défense, et blog Connaissances. Par conséquent, nous ne parlerons pas d'invasion extraterrestre...
15 Pro Tips for Flawless Kitchen Photography
The kitchen of a house speaks volumes about the family that lives there. It is also a make-or-break feature when it comes to real-estate sales. If a home does not have an appealing kitchen, the chances of prospective buyers turning their nose up it is very high. Every photographer realizes that it isn't easy to take engaging photographs of kitchens. To underscore the most awesome aspects of this room, you should realize how to plan the space, pick a point of convergence, and what lighting gear to utilize.  To take proficient kitchen photos, it's insufficient to set a tripod, change your camera, and snap a delivery button. Join us as we detail 16 Pro tips for each phase of your shoot to feature the best kitchen spaces in the most appealing manner.  1. A few props aren’t a bad idea You may erroneously imagine that staging isn't important for kitchen photography. Test with inside photography thoughts, utilize new blossoms to make a room more splendid and bright, add diverse topical props, and so on. In any case, don't exaggerate with arranging. Your assignment is to add a few items to make the kitchen look engaging for customers, not to occupy them with pointless things. You can also opt for furniture photo retouching services to enhance the appeal of your kitchen photographs. 2. Straight lines are sure-sells To make a proper organization, revive your insight on the best way to utilize leading lines. With real estate photo editing services, you can get perfect perspectives for your photography every time. 3. Capture A Bigger Picture We are no asking you to turn into James Cameron overnight but kitchen photography requires shooting from different points. Purchasers need to see a room from various sides. Along these lines, you can stay away from a shifting impact.  Continuously recall the right photography synthesis. Subsequently, watchers can see the entire picture and better assess the space.  4. Keep your frame uncluttered and spotless Real-estate photography is the class that requires all things to be spotless in photographs. The equivalent applies to kitchen photography. Tell the proprietors or individuals responsible for the property that a kitchen should be ready for a photoshoot ahead of time.  Besides, it's prescribed to dispose of the little things, as wastebaskets, brushes, brushes, and so on. Ensure all lights and light apparatuses work impeccably.  5. Opt for post-processing Indeed, even experienced experts commit errors, and it's beyond difficult to get an ideal inside photography result in one stroke. Much of the time, you need to address white equilibrium, lighting, and shadows to get an image passing on the environment of a kitchen.  This cycle might appear to be tedious and tedious. Our editors have upgraded a large number of real-estate shots, conveying sensible outcomes without fail. Photos have normal surface surfaces, right lighting settings, and clear tones.  6. Kitchens look best in daylight When in doubt, it's smarter to take kitchen photos during sunlight hours. It's not recommenced to photo around evening time. Attempt to do it between 10 a.m. also, 3 p.m.  If conditions permit, try not to chip away at a windy day. Sit tight for a bright climate. You will improve photographs if you have a ton of regular lighting.  7. Amplify Natural Light  As referenced previously, to get excellent photographs of the kitchen, you need a great deal of natural light. Along these lines, you should close shades separated and raise window blinds.  Remember about overhead lights and join them with regular lighting to get the ideal outcome. Notwithstanding, regardless of the number of light apparatuses the kitchen has, regular lighting is the best thing for our situation.  8. Keep your Equipment Kit Full Test with different kinds of lighting. You can make a few efforts with regular lighting and a few pictures with a mix of normal and fake lighting. At times HDR land photography tests look noteworthy. I like the strategy when the bureau lighting is joined with the lights over the reach or cooktop.  In addition, you should utilize an inflatable, an ideal light keener for rooms. It's prescribed to find it confronting the roof on the left side close to the camera. This way, you get gentler examine pictures.  9. Experiment to Adjust to the Lighting Psyche that even kitchens with enormous windows might be truly dull. The fact is that an extremely wide unique reach makes windows excessively brilliant while the remainder of the space is exceptionally dim. Subsequently, you will get one expertly exposed picture.  You can play out this activity utilizing the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) component of your camera. Go after various openness levels. Also, you can rehearse HDR photography for this situation not set up lighting hardware in the kitchen.  Furthermore, a photography strategy is an agreeable spending plan to have subjective chances without purchasing extra fake lighting hardware.  10. Go Manual Sometimes In some cases, to take photographs of a kitchen, shooters utilize the opening need mode. It conveys incredible outcomes since you deal with the gap and the ISO. The camera, in its turn, decides a screen speed giving additional authority over the openness.  As a rule, this mode is advantageous for photographic artists since they don't need to control every one of the three settings. The best thing about utilizing the opening need mode is picking the gap important to get super-sharp pics.  Manual mode permits changing exceptionally significant settings to have great chances.  11. Adjust Exposures Please set your ISO between 200 and 400, etc., to get the ideal impact. Keep away from too high ISO levels not to create a commotion.  12. Aperture Matters For kitchen photography, you ought to choose a more modest f-number (aperture). The aperture straightforwardly influences the depth of field. For instance, little f-numbers limit the profundity of field, while huge f-numbers amplify it.  If you need watchers to zero in on a specific detail, like a tea-set or cooking gadget on the ledge, utilize a more modest f-number to obscure the foundation.  13. Shutter Speed is a Critical Component Recollect that you shouldn't take a photo with a shutter speed slower than 1/50 second. This boundary ought to be associated with 1/60. Generally speaking, a photographic artist changes the opening and ISO first. Furthermore, really at that time, they set the shutter speed dependent on the openness.  14. Choose the Right Lenses You are off-base on the off chance that you imagine you can't manage without wide-point focal points when managing kitchen photography. Wide-point focal points can make mutilation in the edge. Additionally, objects near the camera appear to be greater than they truly are, while distant articles seem minuscule.  It's prescribed to utilize a great widespread focal point for land photography. Join it to a 35mm advanced camera with an air pocket level and begin taking pictures.  15. Tripods Will Never Go Out of Fashion We suggest utilizing a tripod stand and a remote screen delivery to stay away from haziness. With a stand for land photography, you can get sharp pictures. Regardless of whether you have super-helpers like a specialist, there are no excuses to hazard and wind up with hazy pics.  In Conclusion.  So the writing is on the wall, 15 kitchen photography tips from the Pros. As a little extra tip, it is incredible to get props in a single tone. Additionally, they ought to be straightforward. Zero in on the materials and surfaces on edge. Remember about the design. By utilizing props, you can make inviting and comfortable air in the kitchen.  Additionally, focus on the subtleties that make the space look indispensable, as DIYs, an espresso assortment, teacup stockpiling, and so on. Your props ought to relate to different pieces of a structure. Watchers' eyes should move around the kitchen photo and notice comparative tones, shapes, and materials in different things. Now comes the question of post-processing. Even the best picture needs a little editing magic to stand in a class apart truly. Well, you are in the right place. We are IIPVAPI, a world leader in post-processing and photo altering services. With over 17 years of experience in the editing domain, our experts are ready to be deployed to fulfill your post-processing needs. Drop us a line if you require high-end real estate photo editing services, and we would be happy to help.
Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. Ait-Ben-Haddou, in Ouarzazate province, is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. Located in the foothills on the southern slopes of the High Atlas in the Province of Ouarzazate, the site of Ait-Ben-Haddou is the most famous ksar in the Ounila Valley. The Ksar of Aït-Ben-Haddou is a striking example of southern Moroccan architecture. The ksar is a mainly collective grouping of dwellings. Inside the defensive walls which are reinforced by angle towers and pierced with a baffle gate, houses crowd together - some modest, others resembling small urban castles with their high angle towers and upper sections decorated with motifs in clay brick - but there are also buildings and community areas. It is an extraordinary ensemble of buildings offering a complete panorama of pre-Saharan earthen construction techniques. The oldest constructions do not appear to be earlier than the 17th century, although their structure and technique were propagated from a very early period in the valleys of southern Morocco. The site was also one of the many trading posts on the commercial route linking ancient Sudan to Marrakesh by the Dra Valley and the Tizi-n'Telouet Pass. Architecturally, the living quarters form a compact grouping, closed and suspended. The community areas of the ksar include a mosque, a public square, grain threshing areas outside the ramparts, a fortification and a loft at the top of the village, an caravanserai, two cemeteries (Muslim and Jewish) and the Sanctuary of the Saint Sidi Ali or Amer. The Ksar of Ait- Ben-Haddou is a perfect synthesis of earthen architecture of the pre-Saharan regions of Morocco. Criterion (iv): The Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou is an eminent example of a ksar in southern Morocco illustrating the main types of earthen constructions that may be observed dating from the 17th century in the valleys of Dra, Todgha, Dadès and Souss. Criterion (v): The Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou illustrates the traditional earthen habitat, representing the culture of southern Morocco, which has become vulnerable as a result of irreversible socio-economic and cultural changes Integrity (2009) All the structures comprising the ksar are located within the boundaries of the property and the buffer zone protects its environment. The earthen buildings are very vulnerable due to lack of maintenance and regular repair resulting from the abandonment of the ksar by its inhabitants. The CERKAS (Centre for the conservation and rehabilitation of the architectural heritage of atlas and sub-atlas zones) monitors, with difficulty, respect for the visual integrity of the property. Authenticity (2009) In comparison to other ksour of the region, the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou has preserved its architectural authenticity with regard to configuration and materials. The architectural style is well preserved and the earthen constructions are perfectly adapted to the climatic conditions and are in harmony with the natural and social environment. The large houses in the lower part of the village, with well conserved decorative motifs, are regularly maintained. The construction materials used still remain earth and wood. The inclination to introduce cement has so far been unsuccessful, thanks to the continued monitoring of the «Comité de contrôle des infractions» (Rural Community, Town Planning Division, Urban Agency, CERKAS). Only a few lintels and reinforced concrete escaped its vigilance, but they have been hidden by earthen rendering. Particular attention is also paid to doors and windows giving on to the lanes, to ensure that the wood is not replaced by metal. Protection and management requirements (2009) Protection measures essentially relate to the different laws for the listing of historic monuments and sites, in particular the Law 22-80 concerning Moroccan heritage. The Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou currently has a five-year management plan (2007-2012). This management plan is the result of two years of reflection and workshops involving all the persons and institutions concerned with the future of the site, in particular the local populations. The recommendations of this plan are being implemented. Furthermore, two management committees have been established (a local committee and a national one) in which all the parties are represented and cooperate in decision-making. As well as managing the property, CERKAS ensures coordination in the implementation of this management plan. visit our site for more informations...
10 Secrets That Experts Of Dog Photography Don’t Want You To Know
Dog photography is a popular photographic medium nowadays. This might be a picture of your furry friend for your Instagram feed. Or a professional drawing at a dog show. Knowing how to photograph dogs is a great way to practice Photography in general. You don’t need your own dog photo studio to take great pictures. Read all the ten secrets information you need to do Photography. Focus Your Dog Character For Photography Taking Photography of dogs makes a lot of sense if you can focus/capture their behaviour in a photo. It’s fun to enjoy a popular activity, such as taking Photography of dogs in their favourite spots, tapping on the porch, or grabbing a Frisbee. To capture a dog’s character, ask yourself what is unique about your dog and try to capture that character in front of the camera. Use A Lens Fast For Dog Photography. Dogs don’t stay! Wink, you’ll miss their paradox, so it’s essential to use a faster lens and a faster shutter speed. My go-to lens is a 70-200mm f2.8 telephoto lens that is fast enough to freeze motion on that all-important shot, and you can zoom in and out quickly if needed. It also draws well in the background when taking photos. Base lenses are also great – 50mm or 85mm works well. Make sure you open your roller shutter. Of course, opening the shutter will give you faster shutter speeds and fantastic bokeh. But it can also obscure parts of your subject’s face. Use Dog Photography Natural Light. You don’t have to worry about flashes and complicated lighting settings when shooting dogs Photography. The best option is to use natural and constant light; this won’t scare them or make red eyes on your photos. https://www.clippingpathclient.com/dog-photography/ Whether you use ambient or studio lighting, the general rule is to choose bright, diffuse lighting that will help create a more pleasing portrait. If you’re in a slightly darker environment or your puppy doesn’t respond well to bright light, you can always increase the ISO for faster action shots, even in dark weather. High ISO, you can shoot quickly! When taking photos outdoors, sunny weather is ideal for balanced, diffused lighting. A sunny day is more challenging to take pictures than a sunny day, so don’t worry if the weather is sunny. Focus On The Dog’s Photography Eyes Your dog’s eyes should become the focus of your Photography. As humans, we are well connected with eye contact. Please focus on the dog’s eyes and use them to your advantage for dog photos. This, of course, draws the viewer’s attention to the subject. Focus on the eyes first, then reset focus as needed and apply the method again. The moving picture of a dog gets attention. It’s like a picture of a man. You can use your eyes to create depth, an unusual eye colour, or to create a sense of privacy. Use a wider aperture (f / 2.8 or less) to improve this feel! https://www.clippingpathclient.com/car-photography/ Add People To Dog Photography. The best photo of the dog alone or the owner is a classic photo. Use automatic lighting to prevent lightning from disturbing animals. The standard 50mm lens is ideal for this type of image. Shallow DOF (Depth of Field) focuses on the object in the centre of the frame, so keep your eyes focused. Remember to live fast when taking photos like this, as animals can quickly get into trouble if they take photos outdoors. Choose An Excellent Background For Dog Portrait Photography The background of the frame is as important as your content. Get a beautiful background in a different colour from the dog. Tree trunks, wood, gates, benches, bricks, and doors make beautiful backgrounds or frames for photographing dogs.