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Beautiful Calibrachoa – decorative garden plant

Beautiful Calibrachoa

Decorative plant – Beautiful Calibrachoa

Beautiful Calibrachoa

The impressive cascade of small bells of different colors in hanging baskets – that’s the beauty of Colorful Calibrachoa. This basket plant used for landscaping balconies, terraces, southern windows and grown as garden plants. And genus of Calibrachoa belongs to the family of Solanaceae. Also, it is a perennial plant. Most plants of this kind are similar to the varieties of petunias, but they are not petunias. Despite the fact that some botanical textbooks call this plant petunia. However, in 1990 scientists proved that Calibrachoa differs from petunia in DNA structure. In particular, Petunias have 14 chromosomes, while Calibrachoa has 18. Undoubtedly, it is a completely different plant, although related to each other. By the way, Calibrachoa got its name after Mexican botanist Antonio de la Cal y Bracho, who lived in a 19th-century.
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Beautiful Cranberry Sea

Beautiful Cranberry Sea in British Columbia, Canada

Beautiful Cranberry Sea in British Columbia, Canada

In British Columbia, where Canadian Maple autumn begins, on the surface of the flooded plantations floats large-fruited cranberry, forming Beautiful Cranberry Sea of bizarre look. The bright red sea of floating cranberries signals the start of the six week long cranberry harvest season. Among red cranberry seas roam in water, up to their waists, dastar-turbaned Sikh Canadians. This makes the monitoring of gathering the berries process even more surprising (Canada – the main center of non-Indian Sikh diaspora). The peculiarity of large-fruited cranberry, which is considered a national treasure of Canada (and the USA), is that its fruits contain air chambers, allowing the berries float on the surface.
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Beautiful Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise

The Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise

The Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise

The beautiful Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise, found exclusively on the tiny islands of Waigeo and Batanta in West Papua. The bird belongs to the family Paradisaeidae, which are considered the most beautiful birds in the world. But like an unattainable muse, the stunning Wilson’s bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus respublica, Diphyllodes Respublica) from New Guinea remains one of the most poorly known species of the family. The Wilson’s bird-of-paradise is unmistakable with its bright crimson back, yellow cape, shimmering green chest, blue feet, and most of all, its remarkable turquoise crown. That turquoise cap isn’t made of feathers – it’s actually a patch of very brightly colored bald skin, and together with the species’ spiralled twin tail feathers, plays a crucial role in its complex courtship displays.
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Beautiful Royal Flycatcher

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus coronatus)

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus coronatus)

Beautiful Royal Flycatcher. Among Royal Flycatcher birds are known four species – Amazonian Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus (coronatus), Northern Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus (coronatus) mexicanus), Pacific Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus (coronatus) occidentalis), and Atlantic Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus (coronatus) swainsoni). The striking, colorful crest in Royal Flycatcher plays an important role in reproduction and courtship. The male displays its crest first. Then both birds keep their crests spread and quivering, eliciting fan-like movements for a while, but without any head or neck movement, just their crests.
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The Jewel Box Star cluster

The Jewel Box Star cluster

The Jewel Box Star cluster

The Jewel Box Star cluster. The Jewel Box (NGC 4755 at 7,500 light years) in the Southern Hemisphere is one of the youngest known open clusters, about 20 light years across with 198 stars. The stars from Earth are exceptionally beautiful with colors varying from red and yellow, to the more common blue-white with a number of luminous B-type giant stars and a red super giant star. It is also situated near the dark nebula called the Coal Sack. A planet orbiting one of the member stars would have a night sky blazing in brightness with hundreds of stars brighter than Venus or Jupiter at their most brilliant. Several stars may even exceed the brightness of the full moon if we were close enough. These would appear as a dazzling red and several blue stars. The Jewel Box is one of the finest objects in the southern sky.
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Blue Horse 2014

Blue Horse 2014. Perth horse silver coin

Blue Horse 2014. Perth horse silver coin, Australia

Blue Horse 2014.
Horse is energetic, hardy, often impatient. Blue wooden horse is ready to help everyone and provide any support. Some astrologers say that the coming 2014 is a year of green horse. People born in the Year of the Horse include birth dates in 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, and 2014. The Perth Mint in Australia has released the first of the 2014 “Year of the Horse” Silver coins. Minted as part of the Australian Silver Lunar Coin Series, these coins have limited worldwide mintage and a new design each year representing the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar. The magnificent Silver Horses is finely detailed on the reverse. The Chinese symbol for Horse appears, along with the English inscription “Year of the Horse.”
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Seven-colored bird Paradise Tanager

Seven-colored bird Paradise Tanager

Seven-colored bird Paradise Tanager

Beautiful seven-colored bird Paradise Tanager. At home, in tropical rain forests to the east and north of the Amazon basin, Paradise Tanager (Latin: Tangara Chilensis) is more commonly known as the “seven-colored bird”, which perfectly matches its bright plumage shimmering with different shades. Nature, painting feathers of a paradise Tanagra was generous for colors – a head decorated with light green, almost neon feathers, belly – dark, turning into turquoise, tail and wings draw attention with fantastic yellow. Lower back of paradise Tanagra has bright-red color, and the upper part of the wings and tail – black.
Externally, males and females of paradise Tanagra do not differ from each other and to determine which of them is male or female is possible by observing their behavior – males are more melodious and, of course, do not lay eggs.
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