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He's a Pretty Boy

He's a Pretty Boy
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon 70-300mm DO IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-12 0:32
Viewed: 4772
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Always Beautiful

This is a male Peafowl Ė beautiful isnít he?

The male peafowl is called a peacock, the female a peahen.

The term peafowl can refer to any of three species of bird in the genera Pavo and Afropavo of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. They are most notable for the male's extravagant tail, which it displays as part of courtship.

The three species are:
Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus (Asiatic) which this peacock is.
Green Peafowl, Pavo muticus (Asiatic)
Congo Peafowl, Afropavo congolensis (African)

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-05-12 4:17]

Hi Janice,
really beautiful. The dense and rich colours are indeed very lovely. The muted background also i very effective in giving this guy a lovely look.
Lovely cropping too to focus on the head and neck.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-12 4:22]

Hello Janice
Wonderful portrait of peafowl, I like colors and details.

Ciao Janice, fascinating portrait for a pretty boy, fantastic colors, great details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-05-12 10:12]

Hello Janice,
nice capture full of colours specially the metalic blue & green,
well composed shot,nice sharpness,
Best regards Siggi

Correction. He is a blue boy. That was a painting of course. Yours is a photo. Wonderful sheen to the color. Continue to have a nice fall.
Your friend

Nice and proud, very lovely shot. I like it lot.
Best wishes,

very nice portrait. the color is very good. also the face is very detailed. i also like the bokeh. good job!!!

Hallo Janice
I have been absent from the site for a while and missed some lovely postings. I am glad to lay my eyes on some great images, this one of yours being one.. This is indeed a spectacular bird with lovely colours and features. At the bird park where Werner and Naomi got married there were about 3 of these beauties wandering freely around the area. They are indeed beautiful, and especially in the sunlight the colours of their plumage shine and display so beautifully. I love the point of view, with the bird facing you directly. The white markings on the face against the royal blue are a delight to look at. An almost royal presentation. Thanks for sharing. Iíll also be back soon with my 50th posting.
Best regards.

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