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365/366 Photo a Day Blog | Gettin Lippy | April 20, 2008

Gettin Lippy : April 20, 2008

Gettin Lippy
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File Name: 20D_20491
Model: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm F/2.8 USM Macro
Date: 04.19.08 9:02pm
Focal Length: 100mm (160mm)
Shutter: 1/200 s
F-Stop: F16
ISO: 400
Program: Manual
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Flash: On
Flash Bias: +1 EV
Flash Details: External flash, E-TTL
Focus Mode: Manual focus

Gettin Lippy

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The skin of the lip, with three to five cellular layers, is very thin compared to typical face skin, which has up to 16 layers. With light skin color, the lip skin contains less melanocytes (cells which produce melanin pigment , which give skin its color). Because of this, the blood vessels appear through the skin of the lips, which leads to their notable red coloring. With darker skin color this effect is less prominent, as in this case the skin of the lips contains more melanin and thus is visually thicker.

The upper lip is called the Labium superius and lower lip the Labium inferius, but it is usually somewhat larger. The border between the lips and the surrounding skin is referred to as the vermilion border, or simply the vermilion. The vertical groove on the upper lip, is known as the philtrum. The entire skin between the upper lip and the nose is referred to as the "ergotrid".

Since the lip skin is not hairy and does not have sweat glands or sebaceous glands, it does not have the usual protection layer of sweat and body oils which keep the skin smooth, kill pathogens, and regulate warmth. For these reasons, the lips dry out faster and become chapped more easily.

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Colin   04.20.08 1:21am  
That's labium superius oris and labium inferius oris, if you want to get all smarty-smart.

Oh, and I hope to God that this is not a self-portrait, otherwise I reserve the right to harass you for forever for putting on lipstick.
Jason Bradwell   04.20.08 7:16am  
Well... considering I haven't been clean shaven since the last millennium...
Caroline   04.20.08 1:31pm  
So...whose lips are they? :)
Colin   04.20.08 2:32pm  
1...2...3...NOT IT!
ami bradwell   04.20.08 4:34pm  
Caroline... they're Maui's... we had to shave her lips just to find 'em... she's pretty mad at us...

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