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The Indian Peafowl

The Indian Peafowl
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Copyright: Paula van Balen (pvb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro, 58 mm UV Hama
Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-26 14:02
Viewed: 3736
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
The Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus also known as the Common Peafowl and the India Blue Peafowl is one of the species of bird in the genus Pavo of the Phasianidae family known as peafowl. The Indian Peafowl is a resident breeder in India and Sri Lanka.
The species is found in dry semi-desert grasslands, scrub and deciduous forests. It forages and nests on the ground but roosts on top of trees. It eats mainly seeds, but also some insects, fruits and reptiles.
The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen. The Indian Peacock has beautiful iridescent blue-green plumage. The upper tail coverts are enormously elongated and ornate with an eye at the end of each feather.
The female plumage is a mixture of dull green, grey and iridescent blue, with the greenish-grey predominating. In the breeding season, females can be told apart from the lack of the long tail feathers also known as the train. Peahens can be distinguished from males in the non-breeding season by the green colour of the neck as opposed to the blue on the males.

This Indian Peafowl lives in the Staelduinsebos (forest) in ‘s-Gravenzande. Paefowls are not native birds of The Netherlands, probably she is excaped or left behind by people.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-10-26 15:46]

Hi Paula.
I like this shot with natural colours.Very good compo and POV.Fine details.Very nice and natural.
Thanks for sharing.
Greetings Milos

hi Paula
C'est un magnifique portrait que tu as pris avec ce bel oiseau les details sont impressionants ,la netteté est impeccable et les couleurs somptueuses.
magnifique présentation
Bravo et merci pour le partage...JP.

Ha Paula,

mooi portret van deze pauw
goede scherpte/diepte en POV
perfecte compositie

TFS Thijs
volgens mij komt ze van de camping naast de parkeerplaats

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-26 22:38]
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Hello Paula

A very good photo of this Indian peafowl.Excellent POV , it doesn't seem to mind you being there.Nicely composition.TFS


Hi Paula,
This is really amazing to see how its head is so small compared to rest of its body :) This is a good POV and composition. Maybe I would have added a little contrast or saturation to make those colors brighter but it is a nice portrait of this bird anyway and your notes about it are very interesting. Thanks,

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