|Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur)
|Date Taken: 2015-01-01|
|Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V|
|Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-01-01 9:14|
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|HAPPY NEW YEAR!|
I'm in the UAE on a short vacation to be with my son and his family. Today we went to Al Ain from Dubai and visited a nature park. This picture of a male Peafowl was taken there.
The Indian Peafowl or blue peafowl (Pavo cristatus) is a large and brightly coloured bird of the pheasant family native to South Asia, but introduced in many other parts of the world like the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea and Australia. The species was first named and described by Linnaeus in 1758. The name Pavo cristatus is still in use now. The male peacock is predominantly blue with a fan-like crest of spatula-tipped wire-like feathers and is best known for the long train made up of elongated upper-tail covert feathers which bear colourful eyespots. These stiff and elongated feathers are raised into a fan and quivered in a display during courtship. The female lacks the train, has a greenish lower neck and a duller brown plumage. The Indian peafowl is found mainly on the ground in open forest or on land under cultivation where they forage for berries, grains but will also prey on snakes, lizards, and small rodents. Their loud calls make them easy to detect, and in forest areas often indicate the presence of a predator such as a tiger. They forage on the ground in small groups and will usually try to escape on foot through undergrowth and avoid flying, though they will fly into tall trees to roost. The bird is celebrated in Indian and Greek mythology and is the national bird of India. The Indian peafowl is listed as of Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
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- [2015-01-01 9:53]
Hello Ram, and "Happy New Year" to you also.
This is a great shot of a bird that I rarely get to view. I saw some while in Nicaragua this past summer, but didn't get any decent shots. Gorgeous rich color and very sharp focus showing good detail.
This particular bird has perched nicely for you, allowing us to view it's beautiful plumage in a nice relaxed display. As you stated in your notes, they have a very loud call which can be heard from a great distance away. Well done!!
- [2015-01-01 13:10]
Hi Ram,one of the most beautiful,colorful and friendly birds caught in a perfect way to show us all the details of its fantastic plumage design,this specie is very common in the public park of my village and it's always a great opportunity for the photographers,i like it! Happy new Year to you too and thanks,Luciano
Pranam and Happy New year Sir.
Excellent catch in fine details And lovely colours.
My best regards,
a very attractive and powerful icon to start the new year with, and to send New Years' greetings. Well composed image, and a pleasant sight to notice the iridescent peacock's colours emerging from the image's dark water parts.
Just thinking if the "peacock" text insert in the lower right corner could have been a little bit smaller - or even absent - in this case, as to most of TN's audience it does not really add any new information to that pleasantly clear image. Or maybe in my opinion that word might be favourably shown together with Hindi मोर and/or Arabic الطاووس
With thanks, and all my best wishes to you and your family for a happy New Year,