Saturday, 31 May 2014

The Stunning Landscape of Iceland through an Infrared Lens

Melodramatic Landscapes of Iceland with an Infrared Lens Blue Iceland is an attractive series filled with dark skies and moody atmospheres across the splendid landscape of Iceland. This is created by photographer Andy Lee, (United Kingdom Based) the series is a distinctive presentation of a place that is naturally represented as lively green rolling hills and the crystal spring waters of the Blue Lagoon.

To record each enigmatic scene, Andy Lee waits with countless patience to recognize the impeccable moment and then captures the real wonders of nature through his infrared lens. Therefore; the compositions are filled with the intense contrast of dark shadows and bright sunlight radiating across the tips of mountaintops and through the clouds.

Lee's artistic perspective transforms an otherwise bright and sunny place into a dramatic and fascinating world filled with artificial colors. Every location is spookily void of people, which improves to the sensation of enchanting intrigue throughout the land.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Derawar Fort Bahawalpur Pakistan

Derawar Fort is a large square fortress in Pakistan near Bahawalpur. The forty bastions of Derawar are visible for many miles in Cholistan Desert. The walls have a circumference of 1500 metres and stand up to thirty metres high.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Produce Extra Peppers From Your Pepper Plants

How to have much more peppers from your pepper plants: “sprinkle the plant with Epsom salts about one teaspoon dissolved in a sprinkle bottle of warm water average 4 cups. That offers the pepper plant an increase of magnesium that is necessary at blooming period to make fruit. Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, and you’ll own extra peppers than you can consume.

This is Ratti Gali Lake, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan

Pakistan welcomes you to view the world's most beautiful landscapes. Its high altitude Lakes, Lush Green Valleys, Snow covered Mountains can spell bound you for whole of your life.

As White-Winged Widowbird Bird Fly So Our Dreams Too

The beautiful White Winged Widowbird (Euplectes albonotatus) is a species of passerine bird in the family of Ploceidae native to Africa south of the Sahara. This bird is extremely sexually dimorphic in its breeding season, during which the male's yellow plumage turns dark and he gains more white feathers, contrasting with the female's predominantly pale coloration.
The White-winged Widowbird was first defined by the John Cassin (American ornithologist) in 1848. This bird alternate names are White-fronted, White-shouldered Widowbird, White-winged, White-shouldered Whydah, Long-tailed Black Whydah. So far only three subspecies of the White-winged Widowbird are now recognized.
The White-winged Widowbird is 5.9–7.5 inches in length and about 0.81 oz in weight. The male is short-tailed widowbird in its region with white on its coverts. The breeding male is famed from the Yellow-mantled Widowbird by its shorter tail, wing color, lack of yellow on its back, and paler bill. However; Females are pale below. The White-winged Widowbird is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, The Republic of the Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Namibia, São Tomé, South Africa, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Zambia.
The White-Winged Widowbird favorite’s habitats are savanna, grasslands, wetlands and cultivated land. Its call is "witz-witz-witz-witz" and "zeh-zeh-zeh-zeh". The bird is polygynous, with one male mating with 3 to 4 females, and lives in flocks. Its nests shape is oval solely built by the male. Mostly bird nests are found in the branches of trees or shrubs, which nesting starts from November to May and it’s peaking from December to March. The female birds are lays a clutch of two to four white eggs, which she will incubate for 12 to 14 days. Chicks feeding are completed by the female in the nest for 11 to 14 days, with chick independence coming 22 to 25 days later. This bird food mainly consists of eating grass seeds, nectar, and insects.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Taiwan Blue Magpie

The beautiful Taiwan Blue Magpie (Urocissa caerulea), is famous as Taiwan Magpie or Formosan Blue Magpie or the "long-tailed mountain lady" who is a member of the Crow family. It is an endemic species living in the mountains of Taiwan at elevations of 300 to 1200m.

In the year 2007 National Bird Voting Campaign held by the Taiwan International Birding Association, there were over one million votes cast from 53 countries. The Taiwan Blue Magpie defeated the Mikado Pheasant and was picked as Taiwan's national bird; however it has yet to be formally acknowledged. The Taiwan Blue Magpie is fearless of people. Their traces can be found in proximity to human residences in the mountains or newly cultivated lands. They’re gregarious and are generally found in groups of six or more, gliding and shuttling in the woods. When they’re flying in a group, the birds tailgate each other. At times they may be seen strung out as if in line.

The size of Blue Magpie is about to European Magpie but have a longer tail. It is 64 to 65 centimeters in length and their wings measures 18 to 21 centimeters and tail measures 40 centimeters in length.
The plumage of female and male look alike. Its head, neck and breast are black; eyes are yellow; bill and legs are red; the rest of the plumage on the bird is a rich dark blue to purple in color. The bird also has white markings on the wings and the tail.

Alike to other members of the crow family, they have a raucous call which is described as a high pitched cackling chatter, "kyak-kyak-kyak-kyak", and they’re famous for scavengers and omnivores. They’d like to eat snakes, rodents, small insects, plants, fruits, and seeds but there favorites are Wild figs and papayas. They’re known to store leftovers on the ground and cover them with leaves for future retrievals. At times they store food in the leaves or branches.

The Blue Magpie is monogamous and Females incubate eggs while males support out with nest building and feeding. Their nests are habitually found in the woods and weeds rendezvous areas and are commonly built on higher branches from March to April. The nest shapes like a bowl and is weaved with twigs and weeds. Generally you can find 3 to 8 eggs in a nest, which are olive green in color, with dark brown marks. Hatching takes 17 to 19 days and the success rate is 78.3%. This will produce 3-7 chicks per nest. Taiwan Blue Magpies have a strong nest defense behavior, and will attack intruders mercilessly until they retreat.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has currently assessed the species to be of Least Concern as it is common throughout its range. But due to its endemism, therefore, the Taiwan Blue Magpie has been listed as a “rare and valuable species” and protected by Taiwan's Cultural Heritage.

Frilled Coquette

The Frilled Coquette (Lophornis magnificus) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found only in Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. At 6.5 to 7 cm (2.6 to 2.8 in) and a weight of 2.1 g (0.074 oz), this is one of the smallest birds alive.

Nature is the human teacher

Nature is the human teacher with his unfolds treasures, to unseal his eyes, illumes hid mind and purifies his hearts and influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.   Yosemite Falls is the highest measured waterfall in North America. Located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada of California, it is a major attraction in the park, especially in late spring when the water flow is at its peak..