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Indian Peacock

Indian Peacock
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Copyright: Eric Threinen (Eric) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 17] (129)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D, 75-300mm, 58mm UV
Exposure: 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-09-27 18:45
Viewed: 10545
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Personal notes:

A great classic that any animalist photographer must have in his collection. This splendid specimen of indian peacock was taken in the African reserve of Sigean (near Narbonne in France).

Wikipedia encyclopedia

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Pavo
Species: P. cristatus

The Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus, is a species of bird in the peafowl genus Pavo of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. The Indian Peafowl is a resident breeder in India and Sri Lanka.

It is a forest bird which nests on the ground laying 4-8 eggs. It eats mainly seeds, but also some insects and fruit.

The Indian Peacock has beautiful iridescent blue-green plumage. His tail feathers have a series of eyes that are best seen when it is fanned. The female plumage is a mixture of dull green, grey and iridescent blue, with the greenish-grey predominating. Females lack the long tails of the male. The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen.

Peafowl are most notable for the male's extravagant tail, a result of sexual selection, which it displays as part of courtship.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Peafowl

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This is very nice Eric.
A bird with it's own BG.;-) Ypu caught this very good in this calssic pose. Beautiful colours and good POV. Maybe it's slightly OOF.
Well done.

Super ta photo, ça couvre toute la photo, à chaque fois que j'ai vu un paon avec la queue complètement ouvert, je n'avais jamais mon appareil loll


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-28 1:26]

Ces Paons sont vraiment des playboys extraordinaires, ils font même craquer l'humain que je suis ;-) Merci Eric de partager cette beauté avec nous.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-09-28 1:52]

Great catch, Eric. What a beauty!
This peacock really posed for you. Great POV.
TFS. : )

Bon matin Éric,
Quelle palette de couleurs ! superbe ce paon bleu.
bien cadré et présentation soingée, merci pour la note.
J'ai vu votre porte-folio sur Fotolia félicitations pour toutes ces belles images, Question est-ce vraiment efficace la vente sur ce site ?


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