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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Sigma 80-400 OS, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Great Portraits Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-20 3:26
Viewed: 7157
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Indian Peafowl Female (Peahen)

Species (Latin): Pavo cristatus

Shape: Upland-Ground Bird

Family: Pheasants, Quails and Partridges (Odontophoridae)

A large bird with royal blue neck, white face and fan-shaped brown crest. Rather drab in comparison to the male and lacks long, showy tail feathers. The throat and forepart of the neck are white, breast and back of the neck are brownish black, fringed with green; head is chestnut; underparts are pale buff to cream, back is light brownish-gray indistinctly mottled with buff. Legs and feet are gray. The National Bird of India. This species is sometimes simply called the Peacock; the peacock is the male, females are known as peahens and the young are peachicks.

The above obtained from http://www.percevia.com/

Image Information

Camera: Canon 10D
Time of day: 12:23 p.m.
Date: 9th April 2005
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Sigma 80-400mm OS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/1500
F-Stop: F/5.6
Focal Length: 400mm
ISO: 400

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Hi Pam!
This is amazing portrait! i love this photo and this great bird!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-20 4:04]

Excellent Pam. Her pose and the angle that you took of this regal looking bird is superb. I love the colour of her feathers. She may be drab, but here she looks very queenly. Well shown.
Ngatea again, I see...

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-20 4:04]

Superb portrait Pam! This bird looks very presumptous to me but with this grass in beak looks just funny. Detailed, sharp, with great BG. Another very good picture!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-20 4:11]

Waouh ! Magnifique et intéressant portrait pour ce superbe Paon. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Wonderful & Very Well Done !!!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-20 4:14]

Superb portrait Pam!
Proud expression on face,details,sharpness are wonderful.

Wonderful portrait!
DOF,BG and composition are excellent!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-20 7:05]

Fantastic and close portrait Pam!! :) Excellent BG, great details and lovely colors. Too bad the tip of the beak is slightly oof. Well done & TFS! :)

Great shot Pam!
The POV is excellent and the whole photo looks great.
I like it very much.
Well done!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-04-20 11:33]

Nose in the air like a real Snob! I like this portrait and the sharpness is very good.

Very well done Pam and thanks for posting

Fantastic Pam! Sharp with nice blurred BG that makes her head feathers stand out beautifully. Perfect exposure, too. VERY nice! -Jenn

Fantastic portrait Pam,
Wonderful details, perfect BG. I like the low POV. Excellent composition and sharpness.
Thanks for posting

Good portrait of this bird, I think that you should use higher aperture to get more DOF it is too shallow.

Hello Pam,

it looks like the portrait of a queen.
Very majestic. Great work.


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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-20 17:03]

Excellent shot. I like the way you captured her head with the big eye and striking feathers. Well done.

A great portrait. This shot has superb detail and a perfect OOF backround. Great Work!

Very nice portrait, great POV and funny pose.
Focus a little soft.
Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-21 22:36]

Personal assessment of the photo: more than excellent. A portrait like as like them, you know. Beautifull Lady in Brown.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Pam.

Absolutely beautiful portrait Pam. The background is just perfect to enhance this funny Indian Peafowl.

Hi Pam!
What a wonderfull portrait, i like the composition the colours & sharpness, great dof & pov.

Very well done!

Fantastic Pam!!!
This shot has superb detail and a perfect DOF.
Great Work!


very nice low angle. I like it.
nice shot Pam.

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  • Hisam Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 1 N: 22] (215)
  • [2005-06-19 2:59]

nice detail good shot

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  • ToM (59)
  • [2005-07-11 6:53]

Nice shot Pam,

Great DOF...I love the blurred background and the sharp details ! :)

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