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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Exposure: f/4.1, 1/8 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Peek A Boo [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-31 22:26
Viewed: 2532
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Obviously Peacock feathers. This one should cut its "bangs". These "eye" spots that occur at the tip of the wings of a peacock's tail feathers are one of natures adaptations to "frighten" predators away. This is common in the insect world and occcurs in a number of bird species as well. This is an example of parallel evoluton, a trait independently developed by different and unrelated species as the same expressed character. In this case, "eyes". Such eyes are common in various moths and butterflys, but they are not even remotely related to peacocks. The eye spots serve as a mechanism to "display" to would be predators.

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Well Michael
the small pix in the Gallery looked promising, unfortunately the sharpness is missing here, maybe to much cropping
the subject is great, as is the compo but I am sure you can do better

a bit fuzzy but i like the idea!!!! LOL

Hi Michael.
Nice post and informative note. Your image gives a complete idea about the subject. Shutter speed is too long and image is blurred quite a little bit. My warm greetings and TFS.

Hello Mike,
Superbly closed on the peacock feather. You are right about the "eyes" and how cleverly framed this shot is.
Kind regards,

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