600th Post: 7 Incredible images from The Lovely Planet

Now once again this is the time to empower ourselves with the feelings of celebration, as we are posting our 600th post on The Lovely Planet. We’re certainly having tremendous experience and exceptional response from our visitors. This is not only encouraging for us but also it is enhancing our strength. We are happy, the vision which always catechizes us to bring before you various colors of the lovely planet, is also illuminating our paths as well.

600th Post on The Lovely Planet - Image:  Tim Green aka atoach

600th Post on The Lovely Planet – Image: Tim Green aka atoach

Let’s celebrate the 600th Post by these 7 Incredible images from The Lovely Planet;

1- A Flash back to our posts on Culture, People;

An image of a Punjabi guy wearing the traditional Turle waali Pagri - Photo: ~FreeBirD®~

An image of a Punjabi guy wearing the traditional Turle waali Pagri – Photo: ~FreeBirD®~

2- Let’s have a glance to our Nature, Plants & Trees Posts

A beautiful photo of a rain forest by Camerons Personal Page

A beautiful photo of a rain forest by Camerons Personal Page

3- Our colorful posts on Arts & Entertainment

Belly dance group performance - Photo: Chris_Parfitt

Belly dance group performance – Photo: Chris_Parfitt

4- Why not have a look on our posts on Food ?

Arabian Food Delights - Image by stratman² (2 many pix!)

Arabian Food Delights – Image by stratman² (2 many pix!)

5- Our blazing posts on WIld Life, Marine Life

Butterfly & Flower - Life of David

Butterfly & Flower – Life of David

6 – Always glittering posts on PlacesArchitecture & History

The Castle of Belogradchik - Image: Klearchos Kapoutsis

The Castle of Belogradchik – Image: Klearchos Kapoutsis

7-  Posts on Natural Wonders are also amazing and too much glowing

Picketpost Mountain near Superior, Arizona. Image: kevin dooley

Picketpost Mountain near Superior, Arizona. Image: kevin dooley

 

Tufted Coquette hummingbird:The tiny elegance of Latin America

Tufted Coquette hummingbird is native to the Venezuela, Trinidad, Guiana and northern Brazil and is considered as the tiny elegance of the Latin America. This small bird inhabits open country, gardens and cultivation. It is 6.6 cm long and weighs 2.3 g. The black-tipped red bill is short and straight.

Tufted Coquette hummingbird:The tiny elegance of Latin America - Image: Mike's Birds

Tufted Coquette hummingbird:The tiny elegance of Latin America – Image: Mike’s Birds

The male Tufted Coquette is a striking bird. It has a rufous head crest and a coppery green back with a whitish rump band that is prominent in flight. The forehead and underparts are green, and black-spotted rufous plumes project from the neck sides. The tail is golden rufous. The female lacks the crest and plumes. She has green upper parts, except for the whitish tail band, and rufous underparts which become much paler on the belly. The tail is mostly bronze green with a dusky band and whitish tips to the feathers.

Tufted Coquette hummingbird is tame and approachable - Image: limhomin

Tufted Coquette hummingbird is tame and approachable – Image: limhomin

Tufted Coquette hummingbird is tame and approachable. Their food is nectar, taken from a variety of flowers, and some small invertebrates. The small size and steady flight of this tiny elegance of Latin America means that this hummer often resembles a large bee as it moves from flower to flower. The call of this species while feeding is a light chik.

5 pleasing colors of Anthias: A sensational reef fish

Anthias are very vital in their reef community and are so much popular in the coral reef photography and filming. The anthias are members of the family Serranidae (basses, basslets, groupers) and make up the subfamily Anthiinae. Anthias are protogynous hermaphrodites. All anthias are born female; if a dominant male perishes, the largest female of the group will often change into a male to take its place. This may lead to squabbling between the next largest male, who sees an opportunity to advance, and the largest female, whose hormones are surging with testosterone. The diet of Anthias consists mainly of zoo plankton which is in abundant supply in the fishes’ natural habitat and therefore, they are usually found in areas swept by periodic strong currents.

The natural habitat of Anthias - Image by Caloy and Myra

The natural habitat of Anthias – Image by Caloy and Myra

Anthias is no doubt a sensational reef fish which is popular among the aquarium hobbyists but it is considered difficult to keep it in a home aquarium as these are very active fishes that happen to be extremely competitive. Here we’ve 5 pleasing colors of Anthias for you;

1- A superb photo of Pink Anthias

A superb photo of Pink Anthias - Image by PacificKlaus

2- A fabulous photo of Yellow Anthias

A fabulous photo of Yellow Anthias - Image: Moto@Club4AG

A fabulous photo of Yellow Anthias – Image: Moto@Club4AG

3-  A phenomenal photo of Orange Anthias

A phenomenal photo of Orange Anthias - Image: kanuck

A phenomenal photo of Orange Anthias – Image: kanuck

4- The magnificent Bartletts Anthias

The magnificent Bartletts Anthias Image: brian.gratwicke

The magnificent Bartletts Anthias Image: brian.gratwicke

5- Another pleasing color of Anthias – A truly sensational reef fish

Male Anthias from the Red sea - Image: Derek Keats

Male Anthias from the Red sea – Image: Derek Keats

 

 

3 important facts about the Red-capped Robin

3 important facts about the Red-capped Robin

1.The Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii) is a small passerine bird native to Australia. The Red- capped Robin is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. The male has a distinctive red cap and red breast, black upper parts, and a black tail with white tips. The underparts and shoulders are white. The female is an undistinguished grey-brown.

Red-capped Robin, Male, in the rain - Image:  birdsaspoetry

Red-capped Robin, Male, in the rain – Image: birdsaspoetry

2. The Red-capped Robin is the most widespread of the 5 red-breasted Robins that occur in mainland Australia. It prefers drier habitats and is found across Australia west of the Great Dividing Range and south of the Tropic of Capricornia but does not occur in Tasmania. The red cap of the male is both distinctive and diagnostic (first photo) and even the brown female has a reddish cap (second photo) making her easier to identify than the other female Robins.

Red-capped Robin, female - Image owner :  birdsaspoetry

Red-capped Robin, female – Image owner : birdsaspoetry

3. The Red-capped Robin is generally encountered alone or in pairs, although groups of up to eight birds—a mated pair and their young—may be seen in autumn and winter. The Red-capped Robin typically perches in a prominent location low to the ground, often flicking its wings and tail. It is very active and does not stay still for long. The diet consists of insects and other small arthropods. The breeding season takes place over five months from August to January with up to three broods raised.

Brilliant Colors of Dagestan: Really fanciful and imaginative

Located in the North Caucasus, Dagestan is a federal territory known to the world as The Republic of Dagestan. Dagestan is ethnically very diverse (it is Russia’s most heterogeneous republic, where no ethnic group forms a majority) with several dozen ethnic groups and subgroups inhabiting the republic. Geographically, Dagestan exists in the most southern Russia which is surrounded by the North Caucasus mountains. Look at some of the brilliant colors of Dagestan that are really fanciful and imaginative;

The Caucasian Avars constitute a Caucasian native ethnic group, the most predominant of several ethnic groups living in the Russian republic of Dagestan.

Avar woman (Caucasus), wedding traditional costume.

Avar woman (Caucasus), wedding traditional costume.

Goats are raised in the climatic zones of Dagestan and the Wild Goat which is known as Dagestan Tur is the native to Dagestan. It’s colour is reddish-grey and usually has a well-marked dark “belt” on its back. The average weight of the animal is 60-110 kg, length 90-110 cm, and the height is equal to 85-95 cm.

A pair of Caucasian / Dagestan Tur sitting with grace - Image : bluetongue-oz

A pair of Caucasian / Dagestan Tur sitting with grace – Image : bluetongue-oz

In Dagestan, the traditional Caucasian ethnic silver jewelry is a part and parcel of the old traditional costume.

Traditional Dagestan Jewellery - Image: Found on suzani.tumblr.com

Traditional Dagestan Jewelry – Image: Found on suzani.tumblr.com

Dagestan is also considered the birthplace of nearly 30 different indigenous tribes, and 102 nationalities now call it home. Thus the music, tradition and culture of the land where two great civilizations and a hundred cultures clash and blend is very rich and amusing.

Traditional dancers of Dagestan. Image by jl.cernadas

Traditional dancers of Dagestan. Image by jl.cernadas

Dagestan rug, usually small floor covering woven in the republic of Dagestan in the eastern Caucasus (Russia) are very special. Dagestan rugs are considered finer than the Kazakh types.The Dagestan rug of the 19th and early 20th century tends to favour shades of blue over red and it is more likely to be all wool than the Kuba rugs from neighboring Azerbaijan.

Typical Dagestan rugs - Photo by Bolshakov

Typical Dagestan rugs – Photo by Bolshakov

Shalbuzdag is a very important and beautiful natural place of interest in Dagestan. According to a famous  legend, Shalbuz was the name of Nadir Shah’s most beloved wife and Shalbuzdag was named after her. The mountain slopes are covered with alpine and sub alpine meadows.

Shalbuzdag - A lovely mountain place of Dagestan - Image:  Bolshakov

Shalbuzdag – A lovely mountain place of Dagestan – Image: Bolshakov

We can’t conclude the brilliant colors of Dagestan in only one article as those being truly enormous and extravagant. However, we’ll just try to wrap up by saying that the colors of Dagestan are really fanciful and imaginative.