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Have a Brilliant 2006

Have a Brilliant 2006
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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: 2005-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Peacocks / Peafowls [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-31 14:55
Viewed: 5475
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
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Have a Brilliant 2006

I thought I’d start the New Year, yes, in New Zealand it is 2006 already, with this colourful offering – the male Peacock which I saw at the Auckland Zoo last week.

A few weeks ago I posted some photos of the White Peafowl, so today it is the brilliantly coloured species turn.

Peafowl are native to India, Burma, Java. Ceylon, Malaya and Congo. Peafowl are relatives of pheasants. The main difference between peafowl and pheasants is in the plumage.

Peafowl are very hardy birds and with proper care, can live forty to fifty years.
The term 'peafowl’ refers to the species name.
The male is called the ‘peacock’
The female is called the ‘peahen’
Offspring under the age of one year are called ‘peachicks’.

Peafowl come in a wide variety of colours including blue, green, white, light brown, and purple.
These colours and many other colours too have come from selective breeding done by people all over the world. The India blue and the green peafowl are the two most common colours of peafowl found in the wild. India blue peafowl are by far the most common peafowl in captivity and they are what most people are familiar with from visits to zoos and parks.

I hope your New Year celebrations go well for you and that 2006 is an even better year for us all…

PDP, wallhalla15, red45, Dave, marhowie, Luc, scottevers7, dew77, mlines, slrnovice2 has marked this note useful
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To flagman: ThxJanice 1 02-23 19:22
To livios: ThanksJanice 1 01-01 18:14
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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-31 15:00]

An original perspective of this gorgeous peacock in full display.
Beautiful details and colors. Brilliant indeed.
Happy New Year to you and yours, Janice.
Thanks for all your great photos and critiques. : )

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-31 15:00]

Very good idea of you to burst in like htis Janice!

Lovely image. Happy New Year to you too!


Happy New Year dear Janice.
Pose of this peacock is excellent, great work. Very good sharpness, details, colours and composition. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-12-31 17:27]

Hi Janice,

Beautiful capture and well done on the composition. The angle is perfect.
Happy New Year.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-31 18:42]
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Colorfull dandy for begining of new 2006, isn't he :-)

Happy New Year my friend!!!

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-31 19:00]

Beautiful Janice!
Very nicely done!
I love how he is able to make his own background...;-)
Ps A Very Happy New Year for you! And, may 2006 contain wonderful things for you!

Excellent composition on this beautiful peacock Janice the POV looks very similiar to the one I took. Happy New Year! :)

Well composed profile Janice with wonderful colors. Very good POV..Very nice!
Happy New Year & Best Wishes.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-31 21:28]
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Happy New Year my friend Janice!

Hi Janice,
I know it's already 2006 in NZ now, so I will wish you a happy New Year and I am looking forward to your 2006 posts. Beautiful shot on this Peacock.

Excellent Colors. Very sharp and clear with perfect exposure & color.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-01 11:31]

Hello Janice!
Magnificent capture.DOF you managed,POV,colors,crisp clear details and eye contact are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-01 16:40]
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Janice, the last time I saw one of these I was a kid - and I'm already 35.

Great composition to show us this very beautiful bird.

Excellent pov too.


Great POV. Lovely colours and the detail is very sharp

Nicely done

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-01-03 9:00]

Beautiful colours and composition. TFS and Happy New Year. Dean.

Hello Janice!
It's certainly nice composition and colors are also good. I'm thinking about the DOF. It's very interesting to see how it looks like with more blurred background or all in focus.
Happy New Year!

Jancie, Your animal shots are great.

Fantastic POV, colours and composition Janice, it really works. Beautiful shot :)

Hi Janice!
Beautiful colors and frame. Great details. Perfect work. TFS ;-)

Hi Janice
I have shot peacocks at my local zoo many times and always been disappointed with the photos. Focussing on the head is not easy! You'd think they would make better subjects than they do. I think the secret is a close crop like this one, it's definitely one of the best peacock photo's I've seen on TN.
Well done, I'll try this angle next time!
p.s. Have you changed your user ID or am I seeing things?

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