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Indian Peacock

Indian Peacock
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Copyright: Deborah Kelleher (Debz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-16 17:10
Viewed: 4420
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this today and the Peacock is one of the many Peacocks living wild in Holland Park, London.

About Holland Park
The district was rural until the 19th century. Most of it was formerly the grounds of a Jacobean mansion called Holland House. In the later decades of that century the owners of the house sold off the more outlying parts of its grounds for residential development, and the district which evolved took its name from the house.Holland Park was first opened in 1952 and takes its name from Sir Henry, earl of Holland who was formerly resident at Holland House. The Park lies in the former grounds of Holland House. The extensive wooded park opens at 7.30 am and is one of London’s smallest public parks. There is plenty of interest in the Park's birds, Herons and Peacocks abundant throughout the park..

Indian Peacock
Pavo cristatus
It is symbolic of qualities like beauty, grace, pride and mysticism. Peacocok is a colourful, Pheasant, with a fan-shaped crest of feathers, a white patch under the eye and a long, slender neck. The male of the species is more colourful than the female, with a glistening blue breast and neck and a spectacular bronze-green train of around 200 elongated feathers it is able to expand its tail erect like fan as ostentatious display. The female is brownish, slightly smaller than the male, and lacks the train. These birds do not sound as beautiful as they look they have a harsh call. The elaborate courtship dance of the male, fanning out the tail and preening its feathers is a beautiful sight.

The peacock is widely found in the Indian sub-continent from the south and east of the Indus river, Jammu and Kashmir, east Assam, south Mizoram and the whole of the Indian peninsula. Found wild in India (and also domesticated in villages) they live in jungle lands near water.
Th Peacock eats mainly seeds, but also some insects, fruits and reptiles.

gracious, Adanac, IulianGherghel, fartash, JoseMiguel, uleko, NinaM, vanderschelden, Necipp has marked this note useful
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Hello Debz,
Good pose of the Peacock well captured!
great DOF with good sharpness, vivid colour and so much details
thanks for the wonderful and useful notes
have a wonderful weekend, Debz!

hello debz,
nice capture of the peacock, sharp image with good details, lovely colours, well composed shot, i liked the pose,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-11-16 19:36]

Hello Deborah,
Splendid close up with great focus and exposure giving us this nicely detailed and colored image.

Hello Debz,
Great portrait of this peacock.
Wonderful focus, pov, light and clarity of colors.
Best regards,

Hello Deborah
Excellent potrait of this Indian Peacock,
Perfect details,lighting and composition,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-17 3:02]

Hola Deborah,
precioso retrato,
color y bello pov,
magníficos detalles,

Hi Debz.
Wonderful portrait with lovely sharpness, detail and colour. You have captured the blues beautifully, well done.

Hi Deborah,
Fascinating portrait!
I found this birds are so difficult to shoot at, due to the shine of its feathers, too much light ruins the exposure, and too low makes it underexposed.
But you managed great the lightingn conditions in this one.
I like also the pose caught, the eye contact and the bokeh at seen at the background.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-17 7:18]

Hello Deborah,
Brilliant close-up of this Peacock in profile. Fabulous blue colours and great sharpness. They're really beautiful birds but their calls can be very tiresome! Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-17 13:58]

Hi Deborah, this is an unusual shot of a bird in a park. Wow, you captured very well and with much clarity it eyes and the great colours of its feathers. Nice background, very sharp and clear. Thank you,


En voilà un qui porte sa houppe avec fiérté !
Bonne journée.

Nice portrait, Deborah.
Good sharpness, good background, well composed.
Well done

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-18 19:06]

Hello Deborah

A beautiful portrait of this fancy lady.
The head feathers are exquisite.The plumage is well defined and sharp.
Well focused with sharp details.The colours are vibrant and well saturated.
Very good POV and DOF.


Hi Deborah,
Your very colourful Peacock looks as if it is having a bad hair day. I suspect you must have caught it on a windy day.
Well done,

Nice one Debz the focus and sharpness is superb on this close macro. details are wonderfull tfs rgds Necip.

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