Peacock Theme Wedding- 10 Ideas To Decorate Your Venue

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Many couples decide to give their wedding an original look that will make it one of a kind and memorable to all of their guests. An in their task to achieve this many couples decide to host a theme wedding.

While there are as many themes as couples getting hitch each year, one of the most popular themes nowadays is the peacock wedding theme.

The main colors for this theme are truly gorgeous and couples just adore celebrating and giving this theme their own signature. Blues and greens in different shades are usually combined with silver, white and gold.

But also the peacock theme can take a very different look with non traditional peacock colors. Just using the peacock design, more couples decide to use a different palette. Pinks, purples, lavenders, yellow and red are the most popular unconventional colors used for a peacock theme wedding.

And this theme adapts to almost any type of celebration, whether you want to have a vintage or modern look.

Wedding decorations, attire and favors are just some of the areas where you can make the theme come to life.

Here are 10 quick ideas on how to incorporate the theme to your wedding celebration.

1* Use peacock feathers to enhance a simple wedding invitation design. Tie them to the invitation with a silk ribbon or glue them at a corner for a creative look.

2* Wear a peacock inspired shoe. From the painted ones to those that include peacock feathers around your ankle or over the toe area, they are a great item to enhance your bridal look.

3* Have a peacock feather centerpiece. From the simple single long peacock feather in a vase to more elaborated arrangements combining feathers and flowers, you are sure to have a unique centerpiece with this item.

4* Carry a flower bouquet with some peacock feathers included.

5* Change into a peacock inspired gown for your reception

6* Use a pair of decorative peacock birds as cake toppers

7* Carry a peacock feather fan instead of the traditional flower bouquet

8* Make a candle arrangement suitable for the theme by adding a peacock feather string at their base.

9* Have your groom wear a peacock feather as an original boutonniere

10* If your peacock theme wedding happens around Christmas tis the season by creating an original arrangement placing the classic ball ornament in peacock like colors inside a tall glass vase.

Just with attention to detail you can create an spectacular look for your wedding day.

Incorporate one or more of these ideas to have the wedding you always dreamt of.

Gallon Fish Tank A More Expensive Hobbyist’s Delight

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The 500 gallon fish tank is ideal for holding as many as seven Oscar fish as they require more space to feed and live their future lives. A 500 gallon fish tank is also suitable for building a large reef tank containing many corals. There is no sight as attractive as watching fish swim about inside an aquarium and the 500 gallon fish tank is no exception. It may not always be suitable for homes, given its big size and so, some interesting 500 gallon fish tanks may be found in places such as Marine Centers.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center has recently acquired a 500 gallon fish tank that is also equipped with a semi-closed circulation system, and a fluidized bed-filter as well as protein skimmer to keep the water pristine clear all year round. The first of its inhabitants were the adult sablefish that came replete with PIT tags, which are devices used by researchers to track fish in propulsion systems by identifying and tracking them with the help of these PIT tags.

The beauty of the PIT tags is that the visitor to the Marine Center can scan individual fish when it comes to the front of the aquarium and this scanning, with the help of a radio wave, enables the PIT tag to create a characteristic frequency that is the result of an inductive process and the signal in turn is used to cue a computer to display the relevant video program. These video programs are 90 seconds that consist of highlighting different aspects of the research done by NOAA into the sablefish life history and population dynamics.

The 500 gallon fish tank is not a common fish tank and of those that are found may have certain characteristics such as being divided into two halves – one for the reef and one for predators. The flow of water is surged into the center of the 500 gallon fish tank from where it is transformed into a wave that travels through both sections. The treatment of the 500 gallon fish tank is through the Model 24 Eco-Wheel system and is able to run off of one air pump.

There is a beautiful 500 gallon ‘L’ Shaped In-Wall Marine fish tank available at Aquarium Design, which stands 40″ tall and is 30/24″ inches wide, and its length is 95/46″ made out of Acrylic with a bent corner for placement in-wall and it has a port hole on the third side. It uses wet-dry-filter for filtration purposes. It has a pump for filer circulation and one for internal circulation and is also well lit using four 250 wt. 55K Metal Halides, as well as four 40 wt. fluorescents.

Fish Become Art With Gyotaku Fish Prints

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Gyotaku(pronounced gee-oh-tac-ooh) is an Oriental form of fish printing that originated during the 1800’s. In famous fishing locals, such as Japan and Hawaii gyotaku is still used as an artistic method of documenting the size and girth of a prized catch. Like a “fish tale” for the eyes, gyotaku fish prints create a story and memento of the event for years to come!

In Japanese Gyo=Fish and Taku=Imprint, therefore traditional Gyotaku uses freshly caught fish and other marine life to create unique imprints on paper and cloth. The “subject” is recorded for posterity, then ready to eat, as gyotaku uses non-toxic inks and paints to create one-of-a-kind imprints.

The famous legend of how gyotaku began starts with a Japanese emperor who caught a very large red snapper, and desired to keep the fish to display. The emperor then came up with a solution! He decided to paint the fish with ink and press it on paper to create an exact replica. Traditionally gyotaku imprints were made using rice paper and a carbon-based sumi ink. Today modern gyotaku is printed on a variety of paper and cloth materials, and artists often substitute non-toxic acrylic paints in place of the traditional sumi ink. There are two methods to gyotaku printing, with the most common used style being the “direct” method. The fish is painted/inked, and paper or cloth is pressed and rubbed over the fish, creating a life like imprint. Modern day artists may also use colored pencils, stains and paints, to enhance detail and create colorful renditions of the original species. Collage art, or the layering of papers and cut-outs, is giving modern day gyotaku multi-colored, textured, and layered effects.

Another evolution to traditional gyotaku is the inclusion of plants, flowers and trees into the print. European artists have been printing plants since the 1400’s, and today many artists are incorporating the plant kingdom into their gyotaku. Bamboo, leaves and tropical flowers are common gyotaku plant subjects.

Gyotaku fish prints offer a unique and realistic depiction of life in the deep sea. This art form is becoming especially popular in tourist fishing destinations, as many fishermen (and women) choose to have prints made of their catch, rather than having them taxidermied. There are now workshops and artists around the world who offer gyotaku prints and classes on this art form. The interpretation of Gyotaku is steadily evolving as new mediums and locations are introduced. The primary subject of gyotaku is fish, sea creatures and plants, whose species change dramatically depending on location. As gyotaku continues to capture the imagination of fishermen and artists world wide, new locations offer up a variety of species for the canvas.

O’reilly’s Bird Watching

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O’Reilly’s offers a wide range of specific and dedicated birding activities including bird feeding, bird watching, early morning bird walk, autumn bird watching week, etc. O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat offers such birding activities on a weekly basis and throughout the year to cater for all types of ‘birdos’, from apprentice to professionals. Through such activities, O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat reinforces convention and conviction for eco-tourism in Australia.

If you interested in bird watching at O’Reilly’s , then just get close and personal with some of Lamington’s iconic and the most beautiful birds, such as King Parrots, Crimson Rosellas, or you might be lucky suffice to watch our ‘mascot’, the Regent Bowerbird.
You can also opt for a short walk around the Guesthouse and the surrounding rainforest as it offers the ideal opportunity to ‘meet the locals’. Our encouraging Early Morning Bird Walk operates daily at 6:45am, and is a great introduction to birding and the birds of the surrounding lush green natural area.

Visitors and guests at O’Reilly’s can get even more out of their retreat tour or stay in Lamington National Park by hiring a private bird activity guide to personally take them through the most productive regions. There is no substitute for local skills and knowledge. Our proficient and expert guides can take symbolic actions seriously and know the local area, the best waterfalls and lookouts, the nature hot spots.

They thoroughly recognize every birdcall and know the best suitable methods for locating each special bird species. While O’Reilly’s is demanding and famous for its fantastic rainforest surrounding atmosphere, the special birds that dwell within the region, the eco diversity of habitat is just a short drive away so that you can see an extensive array of species including, Glossy Ibis, Jabirus, Lathams Snipes, Dotterels, Whiskered Terns, Tawny Grassbirds, etc. We at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat discern culturally generated obstacles and pushes winsome faith in eco-tourism through varied birding activities.

Finding the Best Omega-3 Fish Oil with Additional Supplements for You

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The discovery of the healthy properties of Omega-3 fish oil had taken the world by storm since 1970, after scientists and researchers conducted their study on the lifestyle of the Greenland Inuit people. Nowadays, there are many companies manufacturing Omega-3 fish oil with many different supplements added to it, making it a pill that everyone can swallow. >

Purest Form of Fish Oil

There are many companies proclaiming that their product is the best fish oil supplement in the United States, but there is no harm in checking out their claims before you decide on which product to use. It is true that Omega-3 is truly like a wonder drug which can help you obtain benefits in various systems of the body like the brain, cardiovascular system, joints, eyes, etc. The main source of Omega-3 is fish oil and that is obtained from fatty fishes like sardines, cod, mackerel, trout, salmon, etc. Responsible companies marketing Omega-3 fish oil capsules get it from wild harvested ocean fish using the most modern methods to ensure that there are no toxins in the fish. The process used is called molecular distillation, and it is this which makes sure that there are absolutely no impurities in the oil, with only the purest form of essential fatty acids left behind.

Favorite of Top Athletes

Using the above-mentioned process, quality producers of Omega-3 capsules make sure that they provide their consumers with the best quality fish oil available in the United States of America. With a whole range of people using these products, from normal people to the highest echelon of athletes, they have to be certain that their products are of the purest form. Athletes are some of the people who are most benefited by using Omega-3 fish oil supplements as it provides them with the energy that they need to compete in energy-draining sports, and this gives them the extra stamina and power that they need.

Useful Supplementation

Of course, it should be remembered that fish is not the only source of the vital Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA; plants also produce ALA or alpha-linoleic acid which is usually found in greens and leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, lettuce and legumes like peas, kidney and mung beans. To make sure that all supplements are covered, some of the best nutritional companies have started making the best Omega 3 products with added supplements like iron, calcium, a whole range of vitamins, and other essential elements. This makes these supplements a very well balanced product, which covers the consumer for all eventualities. However, it is up to the consumer to see that they check out all the information available on the product before making a commitment to use it.

The author of this article is sharing the information about best quality fish oil for daily use and crossfit training programs which is helpful to improve body growth. For more information visit the website www.originalnutritionals.com.

Planning A Peacock Themed Wedding

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Start with a Peacock Themed Save the Date: It is always thoughtful to send out Save The Dates once you have secured the date and location of your wedding. You can also use your cards to introduce your peacock wedding theme by using the brilliant colors found in nature on your cards and/or including a peacock feather design on them. Save the Dates usually take the form of 1) postcards or magnets that are mailed via the post office, or 2) e-card using one of the many free services online (to find these services, go to your favorite search tool and type in free online save the dates or free save the date e-cards).

Next are your invitations: Invitations are a great way to creatively express your wedding information to your guests. Framing your invitation in one or more of the jewel tones found on a peacock as well as including an elegant image of peacock or peacock feather will further communicate the peacock theme. Already designed peacock invitations can readily be found online or at stationery stores.

Decor: My favorite way to decorate is through the use of bold, dramatic color (royal blue, lime, emerald and olive greens, gold, brown and plum) and then use peacock feathers as accents. And elegant way to introduce color is through the use of wedding chair sashes and bows as well as using peacock colored table runners. If you are using floral centerpieces, make sure to include peacock feathers in them. You can also use peacock themed place cards and table numbers to add to the dcor. Set out pillar candles in the many colors listed above throughout the room to further create ambiance.

Dessert: Thinking of having a peacock decorated wedding cake? Simply go to www.google.com/images and type in peacock wedding cake and youll finds thousands of photos for inspiration. If cupcakes are part of your dessert buffet, consider wrapping them in peacock cupcake wrappers.

Party Favors: It is always thoughtful and generous to send your guests home with a little thank you gift something to let them know that you appreciated that they celebrated with you. Peacock Wedding Favors are readily available including, peacock shaped cookies, peacock favor boxes, peacock feather wine stoppers, and peacock feather candles.

How To Make Tilapia Fish Quesadillas

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Quesadillas are a simple way to serve tilapia or other types of fish. A wide range of recipes are available, using a mix of tilapia, cheeses and other ingredients.

Quesadillas are simple to prepare, require few ingredients and can be modified by substituting or adding ingredients. Salsas or Spanish rice dishes are the perfect side dish to accompany quesadillas.

A key ingredient of quesadillas is cheese. Several types of cheeses are suitable, allowing cooks to substitute when necessary or vary a recipe based on personal preference.

Fish quesadilla recipes contain Monterey jack, Mexican style, cheddar, American or other types of cheeses. Depending on the recipe selected, quesadillas may contain avocado, cilantro, onion, peppers, tomatoes or other ingredients.

Tortillas are thin, round, flat, unleavened bread made from corn or flour. Corn tortillas are usually small and are packaged as partially-cooked products. Larger sized flour tortillas are better suited for making quesadillas although either type can be used.

Tilapia Quesadilla Recipe

Ingredients

4 flour tortillas
8 oz. tilapia fillets
6 oz. cheese (Mexican melting cheese, Monterey jack, cheddar or American)
olive oil
1 tomato
1 avocado
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Chop and mix tomato, avocado, onion; sprinkle with lime juice and a little sea salt. Chill while the quesadillas are cooking.

2. Cook tilapia on a grill or sear in a cast iron skillet coated with olive oil. Separate fish into flakes. Slice cheese into thin pieces.

3. Heat a skillet, adding just enough butter or olive oil to prevent tortillas from sticking.

4. In the heated skillet, add 1 tortilla, then position fish, cheese and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Salt and pepper. Cover with second tortilla.

5. Cook until bottom tortilla is golden brown. Carefully flip and brown remaining side.

6. Remove from pan and cut into 4 sections. Serve immediately with salsa.

How To Decorate A Betta Fish Tank

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So youve got your fish tank set up and all your Betta fish are soothingly and calmly swimming through your water wonderland but there is still something missing. How about decorating your Betta fish’s home?

Decorate the Betta fishs underwater home with colorful stones or even just plain gravel which will make a great base for your Betta fishs aqua kingdom. Add small rocky cave like structures you can get from the local pet shop or even old ornaments like toys or sculptures lying around your house to give your fish tank real flair! Remember a creative home is a happy home so give the Betta fish lots of different things to stimulate their fishy minds!

Brighten up even the most ordinary items in your fish tank, spend that little bit extra on your beloved Betta fish and buy a water filter and water heater which can make your betta healthy.

If you really want to go that extra mile and add another completely new dimension to your fish arena then try a themed fish tank. Why not try a pirate themed fish tank with a mini casket of treasure and a mini old sunken wooden ship! Or even a cowboy themed fish tank with a miniature shady, dusty saloon bar with mini cowboys on horse back roaming around your Betta fish, even use sand as a base to give it that real, authentic western finish.

Please be careful though when selecting novelty items to put in with the Betta fish as jagged rocks or decorations can potentially tear the Betta fishs fins. So take extreme consideration when picking and choosing as the last thing youll want is injured Betta fish or even worse, dead Betta fish due to a novelty idea you chucked into their fish tank without a seconds thought.

Also avoid hard plastic plants, as they can be rough on the fins also so instead use live, real plants. While live plants are not a necessity for the Betta fish to survive, they really are a great addition to Betta fishs tanks. They’re prettier than the fake ones, and Betta fish love lounging on the luscious, green leaves and hiding in them to sleep.

Dont let your Betta fish get bored of the same old surroundings, try to change the items in your fish tank as regularly as youd change their water. Decorate their tank, keep it fresh!

Bird Photography Tips

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A few people have emailed me asking for some bird photography tips and tricks of the trade. After some thought on the subject, I have come up with the following 10 tips for photographing birds.

Practice with the Locals. The best way to become familiar with photographing birds in your own backyard. What birds can you photograph at home? Do you have a birdfeeder or birdbath set up in your yard to draw birds in? Use these local birds to see behaviors such as how close you can get before they spook, and whether they eat at the feeder or take the food to somewhere nearby to enjoy it. Start by photographing birds in your yard to get used to their movements and feeding habits.

Timing is everything. Most species of birds eat in the morning or late afternoon. Get to know the habits of the bird that you are photographing and where it returns every day to feed.

Walk softly. Learn how to approach birds quietly and with very little movement. This goes for all wildlife photography.

Be respectful of nature. When photographing a bird, or photographing any wildlife, never corner the animal. Be mindful that the bird has a way of escape if it gets scared. This helps to ensure that the bird does not begin to fear all humans because of one disrespectful one.

Be wary of the weather. If the weather is threatening, the birds will tuck themselves where they will be safe from the weather. It may be best to just try another day.

Know what you want. Study bird photographs. Most bird photographs were the result of countless hours of waiting, and perhaps returning for several days to the same location that the bird frequents. If the image that you seek is of an Osprey catching a fish, the odds are very small that you will just happen upon that opportunity and get it, especially with the perfect light and background.

Do not chase. It sometimes is hard to finally see the bird that you want to photograph and not chase it around wildly. Be conscious of your movements and the signals that you giving to the animal. If you act frantic, don’t you think that the bird will too?

Behaviors make the best bird photographs. Photograph birds doing natural movements such as pruning, bathing, or feeding make for much more interesting photographs than a bird sitting on a wall.

Prepare in advance. When you know where you are going, and when the bird will be there, it is easy to get a chair and tripod set up so that you are ready to photograph the bird when it arrives. Do your homework.

Be patient! I always have to reiterate this with new wildlife photographers. The bird is not going to arrive and ask for its photo to be taken! It is a blessing when the opportunity for a great photograph happens. Appreciate it!

Tuna & Rohu Two Distinctly Separate Yet Appealing Fish For The Fish Lovers

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Fish is an amazing source of protein and minerals in normal daily diet. Fish protein is easily digestible and this is the reason why even doctors prescribe fish as a daily diet for even the very aged persons. Fish has got some of the essential nutrients and some of the rarest essential oils and this is the reason why popularity of fish is on rise as a non-vegetarian food supplement.

Tropical climate offers very effective breeding place for aqua-marine fishes. Especially fishes like Tuna are favored among the people for its nutritional value and taste. Being among the most popular seafood in the world, tuna is in demand for most seafood lovers around the world.

There are many species of Tuna are found all around the globe. As in summers they normally feed on the surface water fishes and stay in the warm water its quite easier to catch tuna during summers. In other fairly cold seasons, tuna dives deep into the sea and makes catch an impossible thing. But during the reproductive season of tuna during summer, people, who catch tuna, can have their catch of the year, and can preserve these species through different preservation techniques. Canned Tuna are widely available through departmental stores round the year.

Another fish which is tropical in nature and are preferred around the world is Rohu. This is a fish which is normally available throughout Indian subcontinent region and are popular for its taste as well as nutrition. Rohu are cultured these days in fish tanks and ponds. This is a fresh water fish which is widely popular as a non-vegetarian food supplement.

Rohu are widely popular in various South-East Asian regions. This fish is very famous for its taste and can be preserved for many days with appropriate techniques and proper procedure. Also this fish is naturally dried and preserved in many regions of the world. This fish has attained attention of the world wide non-vegetarian food lovers and has attained popularity as salmon and tuna. This increasing popularity of this fish is being well dominated in the international arena and frozen Rohu is now available at many corners of the world.

With the developed preservation techniques, fishes of various varieties are now can be well preserved for regular availability. Frozen fish are attaining enormous attraction among the people are have helped in making available seasonal fishes round the year. Also such frozen fish are being transported to different parts of the world. Canned Tuna is one of the most popular fishes which are widely being caught and are used for seafood lovers. With rising demand for such fishes, there is a huge potential market for such fish exists on the global platform.