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Albino robin shows up at raptor center

...partial albino birds. As with human albinos, albino birds lack pigment in their eyes, which makes them sensitive to light. The pink...leucism and is a genetic mutation that prevents melanin and other pigments from being deposited in feathers. This can show up in white...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/albino-robin-shows-raptor-center
Outdoors
On the Trails: Ralston Island

...the patterns on the leaves looked like snakeskin.The most colorful ones were the pink coralroot orchids, which lack green pigment and so cannot synthesize their own carbohydrates. They are variously reported to be saprophytic (feeding on decaying organic...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-11/trails-ralston-island
Outdoors
On the Trails: Plants that aren't green

Most of us think of plants as being green, at least in summer. The green comes from the pigment chlorophyll, which uses sunlight to knit carbon dioxide and water together, forming carbohydrates that the plant can metabolize...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-11-08/trails-plants-arent-green
Outdoors
Kenai artist puts new spin on ancient art form

...test the elasticity of a pot of colored pigment.A wall of smell, beeswax and resin...making, Nelson said.The heated wax and pigment can and has been painted on a variety...yet another artist who layers colored pigment in carefully controlled, deep layers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-11-25/kenai-artist-puts-new-spin-ancient-art-
State
Bird Bits: Unusual robins

...you may have seen a bird with a genetic mutation called leucism, which results in abnormal feather color. In leucism, the pigment melanin that affects dark colors is not properly deposited in feathers. Leucism is not an albino genetic condition. If it...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-09/bird-bits-unusual-robins
Outdoors
For natural dyes, look to the yard or kitchen

...2000 BC.Now, these homemade pigments - some long abandoned in favor...mordant, sumac fruit yields red pigment and indigo yields its classic...finely the more colorful the pigment; berries should be mashed...are boiled, the lighter the pigment, so for darker shades either...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-23/natural-dyes-look-yard-or-kitchen
Neighbors
March First Friday Art Walk

...traditional combination that goes back as far as electric tattooing. Designs were painted with watercolor because the transparent pigments are the closest representation of what a tattoo would really look like, and staining the paper with coffee provided a more...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-06/march-first-friday-art-walk
Art
Hot and cold wax art on display at Kenai cafe

...course, salmon themes.Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The wax is then applied to a surface; Nelson uses wooded cradled paneled frames. The technique was used in the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-22/hot-and-cold-wax-art-display-kenai-cafe
State
On the Trails: Fall foliage colors

...of the plant. Chlorophyll, the green pigment essential for photosynthesis of carbohydrate...As it breaks down, yellow and orange pigments already in the leaf become exposed to...answers. Some researchers suggest that red pigments help protect an autumn leaf from too-intense...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-11-02/trails-fall-foliage-colors
Outdoors
Roys opens 'Reverie' at city museum

...recognizable to the viewer."It's more of a visual memory game for me. It's more about the process of the paint, the pigments and the graphite and all the materials that I'm working with, as opposed to what someone looks like," he said.Roys said...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-01-03/roys-opens-reverie-city-museum
Art

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