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Chitin (C8H13O5N)n (pron.: /ˈkaɪtɨn/ ky-tin) is a long-chain polymer of a N-acetylglucosamine, a derivative of glucose, and is found in many places throughout the natural world. It is the main component of the cell walls of fungi, the exoskeletons of arthropods such as crustaceans (e.g., crabs, lobsters and shrimps) and insects, the radulas of mollusks, and the beaks and internal shells of cephalopods, including squid and octopuses. In terms of structure, chitin may be compared to the polysaccharide cellulose and, in terms of function, to the protein keratin. Chitin has also proven useful for several medical and industrial purposes.


Yes, the theme is chitin.




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Entries accepted until May 5th.




- One entry per person

- Picture has to be made by yourself and can't be just a reproduction of someone's work. If someone else's work is in the picture, there needs to be something extra.

- No manipulation besides basic photo adjustments (contrast, exposure, cropping, color balance, lighting, etc.)

- No text or framing in the photo. A signature/watermark is just fine, but it's preferable if you don't have "O Hai Eye Hav3 T3XT" (or something similar) present in the photo.

- When voting, please don't select your own image. This will ensure fairness.

- You are free to submit an old photo; you don't need to take a new one just for this competition.


Previous Themes:


1: Beginning anew

2: Simplicity

3: Summer

4: Wildlife

5: Black & White

6: Food

7: Macro

8: Farewell

9: Light and Shadow

10: Urban

11: In the home

12: Travel Photography

13: Pets

14: Red

15: Coupled Animals

16: Clouds

17: Green

18: Water

19: Scenic views

20: Invertebrates

21: Sunrise/Sunset

22: Purple

23: Out of Context

24: Snow

25: Flowers

26: Mountains

27: Old

28: Birds

29: Inanimate Objects

30: New Life

31: Play

32: Road

33: Leaves

34: People

35. Books

36. Statues

37. Nighttime

38. Candy

39: Fruits

40: Reflection

41: Transportation

42: Trees

43: Happiness

44: Communication

45: Youth

46: Colors

47: New Year

48: Music

49: Contrast

50: Pink

51: Spring

52: The first letter of your username

53: Party!

54. White

55. Weather

56: Buildings

57: Union

58: Doors, gates and windows

59: Texture

60: Pairs

61: Your Favourite

62: Mushrooms

63: Happy holidays

64: Treasure

65: Bells

66: Warmth

67: Blue

68: Center

69: Zoo

70: Memories

Edited by RheaZen

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I was confused at first, since I've never heard of Chitin, lol. This is a pretty interesting theme smile.gif


My entry, a butterfly I saw in a flowerbed as I was leaving King's Dominion. My dad and I couldn't help but take some pictures. While his were better, I'm still pretty proud of this one, the best of the butterfly that I managed to take happy.gif

Edited by PieMaster

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I guess this Stag-beetle I saw in France will do smile.gif

Had a bad holiday with car accident, car needed to go back on transport and such... The last day I went out for a walk, took some photos, returned to the holiday home and found this guy sitting there! First time ever I've seen a stag-beetle!

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oh the theme is chitin, sorry. I'll post another picture here soon.

Edited by JellyBall

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Yeah, but he seemed happy and healthy enough anyway, Rhea. He tickled so much, running across my hands! :'D

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Don't bug me...


This beautiful cicada was sitting on one of my husband's corn plants about a year ago, minding its own business. It sat there for a good couple hours before it left for parts unknown. I'd never seen one that still. Most of the ones I've seen have been flailing in my cat's mouth.

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March 5th? Do you mean May 5th?

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It's okay, Lagie. When I first saw her theme, I read it as "chitlin." Couldn't figure out why she'd want pictures of fried pork guts, but thought maybe she was just really hungry when she thought up a theme. xd.png


For those who don't know what they are...



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