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RobClaysPhotos January 20, 2015
A unique peacock picture….not an easy thing to achieve….really great job!
 
THOMMAS May 15, 2015
WOW- draws your eye down to the eye,i had to look 2-3 times to belive it, great photo skills,even narrow shot bring the colors out,kool
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JenniferLynPhotographyAZ June 03, 2015
Beautiful POV...
 
graceheather48 June 29, 2015
Absolutely amazing!
BrianaK June 29, 2015
Thank you!
 
sherripix July 13, 2015
completely mesmerized! the eye can't stop for an instant there is so much incredible texture, light and drama in this image! I want to try this immediately!
 
CARDELPhotography July 15, 2015
Awesome!!
 
shelbylomas September 04, 2015
Simply brilliant .
 
gbrookshaw September 06, 2015
What a great idea! Nice one!
 
Alejandraaa September 08, 2015
I love how you captured these feathers, they look so vivid
 
ScenesbySusan September 14, 2015
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
 
clem April 19, 2016
"Fan" tastic view. love it
 
Got2CaptureTheMoment April 20, 2016
What a fantastic creative shot of the beautiful peacock's feather. Great focus, depth of field and color contrast. Keep up the great work my friend.
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CreativeBabs May 17, 2016
Absolutely Gorgeous!! The colors are great and very unique! Out of the box thinking is the best way to create masterpieces!!! (+_+). ;-)
 
davidlovell_4478 June 04, 2016
Love this!
 
trahlahlah July 13, 2016
absolutely gorgeous ! fantastic colors and composition
 
AmeliaSnaps July 26, 2016
Stunning, love the colours
 
Shellyb67 August 02, 2016
marvelous
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gvuletic August 16, 2016
Wow! This photo is breath taking!
 
Denval August 21, 2016
Absolutely amazing to the eye!!!
 
ovosphotography September 08, 2016
cool!
 
susienorton October 17, 2016
This is a beautiful creative angle for Peacock feathers. I love it!
 
rose12 October 31, 2016
Stunning beautiful photo!
good job!
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Treecy November 15, 2016
That's sooo pretty!!!
 
jamiesarkett November 26, 2016
wow
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jpsphotos December 25, 2016
I like how you used the texture in the peacock feathers for this shot. Interesting composition.
 
andinorwich January 13, 2017
I can't say enough wonderful things about this photo. It's so very lovely to gaze upon!
 
Jade2912 February 18, 2017
Wow! I love peacock feathers and never seen them photographed like this!
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David-B February 25, 2017
Great shot !!! And has inspired me.
 
adriennexplores March 07, 2017
Absolutely stunning. Creative POV
 
lsquare May 09, 2017
Gorgeus stunning shoot
 
PinkFlower October 08, 2017
This is great! You should enter my challenge... it’s all about the colour green! https:// viewbug.com/challenge/the-colour-green-photo-challenge-by-pinkflower
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Pjerry November 07, 2017
Very well done.
 
Mohan_photos November 09, 2017
Elegant !!
 
Stellasview January 14, 2018
This is nothing short of amazing.
 
soniaallaham April 16, 2018
So detailed! Great shot!
 
Oceanbluephotography November 11, 2018
just stunning
 
meganholman Feb 21
Beautiful xx
 
PHART Feb 27
This is one of those rare images that slaps me with envy, wishing it was my photo. Would love this blown up mural size on my wall, its magnificent in every way!

Pathway of Feathers



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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photograph at a zoo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While the vast majority of my photographs are captured in the wild, this male peafowl was a resident at a zoo and was free to roam.
Time
I captured this shot at 9:45AM on November 24th, 2014. The midmorning light filtered through the trees well and came to rest upon a peacock standing under some branches in the shade.
Lighting
I use natural lighting as a light source in my photography. Luckily, the available light was perfect to get this shot. I strongly prefer soft, natural light as opposed to artificial light since it usually fits with the scene more easily. I would suggest that light should be the absolute first thing you should look for when attempting to capture a subject. Yes, the subject itself is important, but without ample and proper lighting, you will not achieve your vision.
Equipment
I hand held this shot with a Canon 60D and a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens.
Inspiration
I honestly had no idea I was even going to take this shot before I did. I was looking for interesting things to document that day and practically stumbled over this view. When the peacock had his back to me, I saw how intricate the feathers laid together on his back when he was not displaying and wanted to capture the complex beauty of the feathers. Sometimes you only need to see the world as it is and not hurry past it. If I had not been taking careful notice of my surroundings, I would not have achieved this shot.
Editing
I first cropped this shot to include only the shallow depth of field surrounding the feathers. From there, I adjusted light levels, contrast, highlights, and lowlights to draw the viewer's attention to the image. I also sharpened the image to a level I felt naturally portrayed the subject. I finished by adding a very subtle negative vignette.
In my camera bag
I typically carry a Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, Canon 50mm f/1.4, Canon 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5, and a Samyang 14mm f/2.8. I also carry a filter set that includes polarizers, Graduated ND filters, and a variable density filter. Depending upon the subject I am hoping to capture (landscape versus wildlife or plant-life), I will pack a tripod as well.
Feedback
Look for the details in life. I would make the bold claim that every single thing that has ever or will ever exist has some element about it that is absolutely fascinating. To make a macro shot like this one, you need to either get a telephoto lens and zoom as close as you can, or get a macro lens and get really close. You can crop a little, but don't crop too much - if you do, you'll lose quite a bit of detail. I would call this particular shot, "Pathway of Feathers" an abstract shot. It takes you a few seconds to realize what it is, but it has solid and bold colors that grab your attention. Depending on the vision you have for the photograph, adjust your aperture accordingly. An aperture around f/2.8 is good for a shallow depth of field and f/11 will give you a significantly wider depth of field. As with all photography, pay attention to your linework. It should lead your audience into the shot and captivate their thoughts.

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