Peacock is the National Bird of India...I took this shot in Alipoor Zoo,Kolkata...
The magestic bird Peacock, Pavo cristatus is the national bird of India. It’s a symbol of beauty, joy, grace and love. This colourful bird has a fan-shaped crest on its head, a white patch under its eye and a long-slender neck. The male of species is more beautiful with a gleaming blue breast and an iridescent blue-green coloured plumage. The train feathers have a series of eyes and are best seen when the elongated tail is fanned. Whereas the female, Peahen or Peafowl has a mixture of dull green, brown and grey in her plumage.
Peacocks are found large in number in India. They live in forest lands near water and are also domesticated in some villages.
While Hindus believe that the Peacock is the vehicle of Lord Kumara Swamy, brother of Lord Ganesha, its figure is also painted in many Islamic religious buildings as according to them, Tawsi Melak, the “Peacock Angel” and the “Peacock King” is the most import diety of Yezidis, and in Christianity, the Peacock is known as the symbol of ‘Resurrection’.
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i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2011-09-05 5:24
Thanks for the very informative note. Very nice capture on this peacock, love the centering, and the framing, seems all those eyes are on this beautiful bird. Nice colors too, the only thing that distracts me is the poor clarity and sharpness of the image, would really love to see it clean and clear. Regardless of its condition, this is still a nice photograph.
Have a great day,
Sonata11 (33426) 2011-09-05 10:29
What a lovely composition of this wonderful bird. Perfect time to capture this pic. Awesome !!!. Great clarity and excellent management of light and fantastic colors.P erfectly well done. I like it.
All the best,
limielski (0) 2011-09-05 11:08
Amazing bird, full of colors. A super sharp shot. Realy I don't wonder peacock is National Bird of your country. Beautiful picture.
Have a nice week!
zipekci (343) 2011-09-05 11:24
dazzling clors, very goog using blue-green and rythim inluence.congratulations.
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-09-05 13:20
Congrats ! Nice one man ! What a color. Great Shot indeed.
francio64 (39439) 2011-09-05 14:45
spettacolare immagine di questo pavone con la coda aperta, dando all'immagine un forte impatto grafico.
Sembra quasi di vedere un dipinto.
jugnutoor (1017) 2011-09-05 21:22
Hi Prasun, Very customary shot of a peacock, very perfectly captured from the middle, nice colors and composition.
jhm (142067) 2011-09-06 3:37
Peacocks are wonderful birds certain when the plumage can see.
Sharpness and clarity are splendid for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Cricri (109809) 2011-09-06 10:01
Une superbe image de ce Paon qui est si magnifique par son immense plumage et ces couleurs merveilleuse, superbe cadrage, netteté et couleurs
La_Tulipe (2798) 2011-09-06 14:22
Gros plan sur le paon et ses magnifiques plumes !
C'est vraiment très joli et tu as cadré d'une très belle façon
srireddy43 (22) 2011-09-07 0:25
How could you capture so well? Excellent pic
danos (88923) 2011-09-07 0:31
beautiful and tight the frame with the beauty of the opened feathers of the peacock to make the scene so impressive.I like the excellent light and colour management as the clarity of it.
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2011-09-07 10:03
wow!! wonderful shot..... nice moment.... it's a very lucky shot.....
subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2011-09-07 19:40
nothing to say new about the beauty of our national bird. I can only say you composed it nicely with tight crop. Colours are natural and nice sharpness.
Charo (51210) 2011-09-08 16:03
I have a few photos of these fantastic and conceited peacock.
Excellent light and perfect symmetry and good colors.
baddori (20021) 2011-09-08 16:43
La foto ha dell'incredibile ..guardando e riguardando .
I colori ed i disegni ..certo ci si accorge che trattasi di un pavone ...ma non cosi bello e particolarmente ...etereo .
Budapestman (82620) 2011-09-09 0:51
an amazing "portrait" with superb composition, the details and colours are beautiful, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
tchefi (1763) 2011-09-09 9:01
Superbe gros plan sur ce paon. Merci!
bukitgolfb301 (37068) 2011-09-09 16:26
Hi NAMASTE my dear Prasun
Very sorry for my lare reaction.
This is the best of month from you!
This is so sharp and fresh image as usual!
Perfect cropping framwork and great composition are marvelous as usual.
Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Saturday, Best regrads.
Takero from Tokyo
dip (23766) 2011-09-10 10:21
beautiful picture of this majestic bird,amazing colors and good sharpness, I also like the close frame,
informative note as well!
Nard (6972) 2011-09-11 5:52
A bird like a flower! Good choice of framing with this close up showing in détail the peacock in a graphical way. It seems there are numerous eyes around looking at the bird.
maria-v1981 (10816) 2011-09-11 10:45
An intresting image with colourful details. The peacock from the most beautiful birds. Beautiful colours and details.
Thanks for your excellent notes.
danyy (0) 2011-09-13 0:09
un grand classique, parfaitement centré et cadré.
Des couleurs somptueuses.
alex4ndru (1408) 2011-09-13 8:46
i didn't know that peacock is the National bird od India so thank you for the note. beautiful picture...it almost mesmerized me. TFS
all the best!
romanaa (7966) 2011-09-13 13:29
classic shot of peacock that I have never managed to take, what shall I do to make them pose? Is there any secret?
axiotea (21649) 2011-09-14 9:51
So many eyes ;D The tight framing works very well and allows to see the details from a close approach.
Indeed, it's a fantastic specimen, elegant and colourful too!
serp2000 (41424) 2011-09-15 22:17
Great! Outstanding shot! My compliments! You are lucky photographer! My congrats! An interesting information about your National bird. TFS!
Waylim (25368) 2011-09-16 11:12
beautiful shot of the peacock showing its beautiful plumage of many colors, like a fan opening up those looks like many eyes. this also look like a beautiful design or a painting on a wall. Excellent POV and a perfect symetrical composition.
emka (82718) 2011-09-21 14:15
fantastic photo of this peacock, symbol of India, beaty and proud. Excellent composition, wonderful colours and sharpness. In Warsaw in parks we have also many peacocks at large.
batalay (36151) 2011-09-22 20:41
The regal Peacock — I had no idea it was the national bird of India. I do know, however, it is always the male among the species that is the colorful gender, strutting out with its feathers on full display. It's also a bit reminiscent of faculty members at universities during commencements and convocations. I like the close cropping, leaving out any extraneous background to distract from the iridescent feathers.
abmdsudi (44966) 2011-09-23 16:45
A real beauty here, Such vibrant colours filling the frame completely
and with such exquisite detail and full of splendour Such a beautiful
bird indeed, sharp well exposed and presented. Great effort. Congrats
SWEETFREEDOM (23084) 2011-09-23 23:45
very good frming and centering excellent colors and good sharpnes.
Silvio1953 (127002) 2011-09-24 11:10
Ciao Prasun, beautiful portrait of fantastic peacock, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (54189) 2011-09-25 1:37
Namaskar dear Prasun
Wow this is like a painting, he seems almost 3 dimensional. The colours are beautifully saturated and everything is nice and sharp. I love the tight frame, the shot is well-composed.
Congratulations, have a lovely day
jemaflor (87415) 2011-09-25 2:42
Lovely bird well taken, good presentation with a symetrical result, nice colors and light, tfs.
Crispilandia (842) 2011-09-28 12:01
Simply a great image with a very interesting note. It's amazing how you capture the texture of its wings and the colors so bright, just great:)
Have a nice week,
guitianmiranda (5325) 2011-09-29 8:53
Classic, but effective.
josepmarin (57837) 2011-09-30 1:26
this close-up on the peacock is very effective, because it centres our eyes on his impressive colors and on the precious drawings on his plumage, but places in the middle of the image his body and his head, as in a study photo.
The vivid and brilliant colors have a great visual effect, and make a very powerful composition.
A good work.
adramad (39528) 2011-10-01 9:09
After a few weeks away on vacation, I am again active in TE.
Wonderful image that you get with this closeup of a peacock, as well centered ideal of his head, with a range of filling the plane's tail, good sharpness, light and beautiful colors.
Good weekend. Best Regards.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-10-14 10:22
Très belle phot de ce paon en train de faire la roue. J'aime le graphisme et les couleurs ainsi que la symétrie.
macjake (58992) 2011-10-31 20:33
I had no idea the Peacock was India's national bird!
I guess we do learn something new everyday.
The colors are enhanced, but thats ok, we all do it :)
and it looks great this way, to give it some more pop and impact. The close up compo is cool too.
ikeharel (60485) 2011-11-23 2:50
I have a similar picture in my gallery, take a look - wonderful bird, most impressive and you managed to show it in natural colors.
marina7 (8055) 2011-12-21 13:15
I had no idea that peacock is your national bird. I always take pictures of these beauties whenever I see them cuz they're gorgeous:))
have a great time,
archimatica (20327) 2012-03-13 16:09
Very nice capture on this peacock, love the framing.
- Copyright: Prasun Biswas (prasun984) (5590)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-13
- Categories: Nature
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- Date Submitted: 2011-09-05 5:13