Camera: Canon EOS 40D Lens: 17-85mm kit Focal Length: 72 mm Flash: Fired Flash Mode: On-camera Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec. Aperture: F/5.6 ISO: ISO-800 Filters: --
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Full title: Υδραργυρος
Hydragyros is the Greek name for Mercury; which was then Latinsed to Hydrargyrum, which is where Mercury's Hg denomination comes from. It is a liquid metal - often called quicksilver - that is particularly poisonous.
This image was taken for a college assignment; the same one as for Neptune Rising. This is one of the failed attempts at catching a water crown, but the concentric waves came out particularly cleanly, so I decided to add a little post-work to reach this conclusion. The majority of said post-work was contrast bumps as the original image was fairly flat.
Hg is the modern chemical symbol for mercury. It comes from hydrargyrum, a Latinized form of the Greek word Ύδραργυρος (hydrargyros), which is a compound word meaning "water" and "silver" — since it is liquid, like water, and yet has a silvery metallic sheen. - From Wikipedia.