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Peacock


Peacock
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Copyright: Carmem Busko (carmem_busko) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 32 N: 91] (431)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Zoo animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-16 23:20
Viewed: 11390
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although we call both the male and female birds peacocks, only the male is the peacock. The female is the peahen, and the real name for the birds is peafowls.
Peacocks and other structurally colored animals and things, such as rainbows, soap bubbles and the blue sky, instead get most of their color from light reflection.
"If you change the view angle, color is not altered. In peacock feathers, color is produced by the reflection of light with frequencies within the partial photonic band gap. If you change the view angle, the partial photonic band gap will shift to short wavelengths for oblique incidence."
Male peacocks display their iridescent feathers for prospective female mates. Females may check out the feathers of a number of different males before deciding on a suitor. The length and quality of a male peacock's feathers can indicate his age, vigor, and status.
Indian Peafowls were domesticated in Judea during the time of Solomon and was brought into Greece by Alexander the Great and the bird gradually spread west.
The informations above can be viewed at these sites:
http://scienceforfamilies.allinfo-about.com/zoo/peacock.htm
http://www.crystalinks.com/peacocks.html

Photograhed in a small zoo. I push my zoom lens in a fence´s hole, to get this picture.

No PS but sharpeningand framing and a slight crop on right side.
All critiques are welcome.

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Now thats one beautiful picture ! Favourites it goes !

This is a beautifull composition. You managed to get a nice mugshot with the full plumage as BG. It could not have been easy sitting this one out. Nice note too.

Superb photo Carmem. You have captured incredible detail.

Very nice Carmem.
I wish I could get a picture like this.
It looks like a painting.
Great colours , good datails and I like the composition.
Well done.
Points later.

Beautiful shot, well captured. Vey good details

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-17 6:36]

Maravillosa imagen Carmen... la perspectiva lograda con el encuadre elegido le brinda a esta ave un aspecto imponente.
Gran agudeza, perfecto manejo del color e instructiva nota completan una entrega de calidad.

Wonderful image Carmen... the perspective obtained with the chosen frame offers to this bird an imposing aspect him.
Great sharpness, perfect handling of the color and instructive note complete a quality post.

Carmem, Nice peacock with great sharpness of the head. It seems to standout from the feathers because of this.
Greetings, Jan

Very nice peacock picture Carmen. DOF is spot on leaving a lot of details in this beautiful plumage. Wonderful colours and very good composition.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2004-11-26 0:18]
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Carmem, parabéns pela foto e pela pesquisa sobre o pavão. Belas cores, belo POV (como dizem isso em português?) e bela moldura. (Outra pergunta: onde estão as carinhas?) Dez pontos.

Lívio

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