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The Indian Peafowl @ Merak Biru

The Indian Peafowl @ Merak Biru
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron AF 70-300mm Tele-Macro ( 1:2)
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-26 3:03
Viewed: 5745
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus (from Latin Pavo, peafowl; cristatus, crested), also known as the Common Peafowl or the Blue Peafowl, is one of two species of bird in the genus Pavo of the Phasianidae family known as peafowl. Found mainly on the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka, it is also an introduced species and semiferal in many locations globally. Culturally important, it is the national bird of India and the provincial bird of the Punjab (Pakistan).
Peafowl are most notable for the male's extravagant display feathers which, despite actually growing from their back, are known as a 'tail' or train. This train is in reality not the tail but the enormously elongated upper tail coverts. The tail itself is brown and short as in the peahen. The colours result from the micro-structure of the feathers and the resulting optical phenomena.

The ornate train is believed to be the result of female sexual selection as males raised the feathers into a fan and quiver it as part of courtship display. Many studies have suggested that the quality of train is an honest signal of the condition of males and that peahens select males on the basis of their plumage. More recent studies however, suggest that other cues may be involved in mate selection by peahens.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-26 3:31]

Hello Foozi,
a beautiful picture.This is the classic composition of the peacock and you have done great. Very good POV and detials.
The coloutrs are lovely.Excellent work, my friend.Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-05-26 3:34]

Hello Foozi,
I guess this fine male Peacock is semi-wild, as they are in many parts of SE Asia. I like the chosen POV and composition that show both the head and part of the outspread tail with fine sharpness and colours.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-05-26 4:42]

Hello Foozi,
This is unmistakably a Foozi-picture. I think nobody else would show the Peafowl like that, I love this very artistic presentation, looks like some stained-glass, amazing..
Thanks and kind regards

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-05-26 4:52]

Hi Foozi!
What a beauty!
The colours are marvellous! The image is sharp with excellent details. Excellent the POV too.
Ciao! vanda

Ciao Foozi, splendid Pavo with fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Foozi

like a painting beautiful photo of this exotic bird,
fine POV and the tight framing, fine focus excellent
sharpness and details, beautiful patterns of the plumage,



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-26 11:18]

Hello Foozi,
Very good choice of POV and composition in this photo. Good sharpness and bright colours.

Hello Foozi,
It is just like a beautiful painting, with vivid colors, great details and good composition. Well done!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-05-26 14:21]

Hello Foozi,
What a fantastic colours of this beauty,great details and perfect composition.TFS.
best regards,

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2010-05-26 14:38]

Hi Foozi,

I've never been able to capture a peafowl's train as well as you did here. The colours are fantastic and the details are very well presented. The gold, turquoise and green are particularly attractive. The pinkish and brown shades are wonderful as well. Great POV. Your composition, with the peafowl's head off to one side is very effective. TFS.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-26 17:49]

Hello Foozi,
Brilliant colours in this superb close up, great work Foozi. Thank you.

Superb portait with grat details and colours!
Greatly composed and focused with excellent DOF & POV MF Foozi
TFS & cheers,


Ciao Foozi. An impressive colored and lightning portrait. Well done.


Splendide! Le choix du cadrage est judicieux et les couleurs sont superbes. Merci Foozi. Rudy

Hola Foozi

fantasticos colores de este pavo real, que has conseguido que habra su cola. Una buena toma.

Un saludo Antonio

Excellent shot mate. Beautiful composition and colour.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Foozi,

The close-up view is showing the details and colors of the indian peafowl. It is well framed. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi Foozi,
A beautiful full image with strong vivid colours and patterns.Great perspective and well composed.

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