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From Fins to Wings
NOVEMBER 2006
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Photograph by Rosamond Purcell

Perhaps it's surprising nature uses the same tools to build a shelled, beaked reptile like a box turtle and a human being. The same basic set of genes operates in the embryos of all animals, from worms to reptiles to primates, to mark out separate regions, creating a frame on which body parts are laid down. Other genes then operate within those compartments to turn similar rudimentary forms into diverse animals.

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Camera: Nikon D50
Format: Digital
Lens: 60mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/25 @ f/32
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Natural light
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