Uploaded: April 14, 2007
Photo was taken on April 13, 2007 at 10:04am at the Pt. Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington
Canon 70-200mm F/4L lens + Tamron 1.4x TC @ 122mm, F/4, 1/200 second, ISO 400, handheld
Cropped, cloned, shadow/highlight, + saturation, resized and sharpened in Photoshop CS
POTD at Photo-of-the-Day.com on April 17, 2007
POTD at PhotoShowdown.com on April 29, 2007
Finalist for April 2007 POTM at PhotoShowdown.com
Les Rhoades April 14, 2007It's amazing! I love the color and this baby is sharp. They say it's the photographer not the camera that makes the shot, but in this case I have to give soem credit to that fine set up yu have. Well done Janine! It looks like my rooster picture will have to fight it out with your peacock in the finals. (fingers crossed) #637798
Barbara Sharts April 14, 2007Great shot! #4166674
Joy Rector April 14, 2007fantastic #4166695
Laura Bailey April 14, 2007WOW, Janine! The colors and detail are just fantastic. Beautiful work. #4166707
Bob Cournoyer April 14, 2007Stunningly sharp, Janine!!
Tammy J. Russotto April 14, 2007Wow! Amazing detail and color. This is definitely one of the best shots of a peacock closeup I've seen. Beautiful!
BILLY R. PARKER April 14, 2007BEAUTIFULLY CAPTURED JANINE! LOVE THE COLOR AND DETAIL!! BILLY #4166980
Linda Proctor April 14, 2007Amazing colors and detail Janine!!! #4167002
Lindley Johnson April 14, 2007Fantastic color and detail, Janine - really well done! #4167037
Gary G. Stewart April 14, 2007Beautiful color and clarity Janine. Really nice! #4167113
Jeff Robinson April 14, 2007How Beautiful!! Exellent portrait Janine! Jeff #4167258
Sam Britt April 14, 2007Fantastic image, Janine. Amazing detail, great color. #4167296
Lisa Clark April 14, 2007Striking image. It has a real WOW factor. #4167465
Mary K. Robison April 14, 2007Guess he has every right to feel proud ~ what a beauty!
Christy Nichols April 14, 2007This is Fantastic, Janine!!! Wonderful colors and DOF!!! #4167811
Renee Doyle April 14, 2007Amazing and gorgeous colours in this beauty Janine! Wonderful detail and use of dof! Beautiful capture!
Su Sana E. P April 14, 2007The BEST in the series this month for sure, Janine!! What an awesome Capture!! Winner it is!!!! #4167951
Kathy Reeves April 15, 2007I will not be posting my peacock portrait after seeing your beautiful work!! Details, lighting and color are gorgeous! #4168147
Carol Sawyer April 15, 2007Gorgeous capture, colors and DOF, Janine! #4168290
Katarina Mansson April 15, 2007WOW! Amazing colors + excellent clarity, DOF and composition! #4168310
Sherri Gorman April 15, 2007Wow, the colors, details and lighting are AWESOME!!! Great close-up capture Janine!!!! #4168565
Joan P. McCool April 15, 2007Stunning! Amazing detail and color! #4168577
Connie J. Bagot April 15, 2007Beautiful detail----the eye is especially riveting---wonderful, Janine. #4168632
Arnie Horwitz April 15, 2007Great capture with incredible colors and clarity, Janine! #4169017
Janine Russell April 15, 2007Les (LOL - your rooster is a great image), Barbara, Joy, Laura, Bob (Thanks for your offer; this is the first time I've ever been to this zoo - I was with my granddaughter who was on a fieldtrip from Idaho; ), Tammy, BILLY, Linda, Lindley, Gary, Jeff, Sam, Lisa, Mary, Christy, Renee, SuSana, Kathy, Carol, Katarina, Sherri, Joan, Connie and Arnie, thanks very much for all of your kind comments and encouragement - he allowed me to get to within a foot; I think I could have petted him but didn't want to take a chance of getting bit! #4169147
Theresa Marie Jones April 15, 2007Fantastic close-up Janine! You sure know how to work that camera and lens!
Judyann Plante April 15, 2007Fantastic color and clarity, Janine! That eye is incredible.
Judyann <>< #4169521
April Riggs April 15, 2007Beautiful colors and detail, Great DOF #4169948
Ken Jarvis April 15, 2007Excellant detail and colour! #4170062
Graeme yew Chow April 15, 2007Just amazing shot ! love the vibrant colors and detail, Janine. #4171067
Janine Russell April 15, 2007Theresa, Judyann, April, Ken and Graeme, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments; yes, this image was handheld. #4171213
Dot K. April 15, 2007Amazing color and detail! #4171433
Janine Russell April 15, 2007Dot, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #4171687
Anna Diederich April 18, 2007Oh my Janinie! The detail, color, lighting is just perfect in this one! #4183403
Janine Russell April 18, 2007Anna, thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #4183498
Nilesh J. Bhange April 23, 2007Very nice capture!! IMHO it slightly looks over sharp to me. #4198366
Janine Russell April 23, 2007Nilesh, thanks very much for your kind comments and critique. #4198403
Datha Y. Thompson April 30, 2007GORGEOUS!!! Wow love the sharpness Janine and the colors are Perfect!! Excellent shot :0) #4231054
Janine Russell April 30, 2007Datha, thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #4231303
Bill Whala May 23, 2007Congratulations on your finalist. This is a wonderful image!! #4319640
Sherri Gorman May 23, 2007Congratulations on this AWESOME finalist!!! #4319662
Mike D. Perez May 23, 2007Congratulations Janine on your terrific Finalist! Great colors and details. #4319792
Gary Jacobson May 23, 2007Hey Janine,
Cheryl E. Molennor May 23, 2007Congratulations #4320572
Barbara Sharts May 23, 2007Congrats on finalist and good-luck into the next round! #4320641
Sam Britt May 23, 2007Congratulations, Janine! #4320820
Graeme yew Chow May 23, 2007Great finalist and super detail, Janine. #4320824
Laurence Saliba May 23, 2007Big congratulations on your finalist Janine!!! #4321219
Husain Akhtar May 24, 2007No surprise that this terrific image is amongst the April finalists! Warm congratulations my friend and best wishes for the next stage! #4321861
Katarina Mansson May 24, 2007I am not surprised to see this again :-)
Anita Hogue May 24, 2007Beautiful colors and clarity, Janine! Congratulations! #4322971
eileen bedford May 24, 2007Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Janine... #4323442
Su Sana E. P May 24, 2007Huge Congratulations on this Awesome Finalist, Janine!! #4323522
Emile Abbott May 24, 2007Most beautiful finalist, Janine and again congrats my friend. #4323791
Sharon Day May 24, 2007Gorgeous finalist, Janine!!! Congratulations again! #4324362
Janine Russell May 24, 2007Bill, Sherri, Mike, Jake, Cheryl, Barbara, Sam, Graeme, Laurence, Husain, Katarina, Anita, Eileen, SuSana, Emile and Sharon, thanks very much for all of your congratulations and encouraging comments. #4324416
Les Rhoades May 24, 2007It Looks like both the Rooster and the Peacock made the finals. Can I say: I told you so! :O)
Another PG101 WINNER
Julie Monacella May 24, 2007Wow - amazing detail and color! Congrats on your finalist!!! #4324925
Chris Budny May 24, 2007Your birds always set the standard! Congratulations, Janine! #4325305
Colleen Farrell May 24, 2007Stunning clarity and detail, Janine! Congratulations on another great finalist! #4325397
Susan Fox May 24, 2007Congrats Janine! Great detail shot! #4325635
Patricia Ronan May 24, 2007Congrats Janine:) #4325698
Christy Nichols May 24, 2007This is Gorgeous, Janine! Congrats on your finalist!!! #4325940
Mitch Spence May 24, 2007A really interesting take on this bird, Janine, shooting its head rather than the standard plumage shot. Nicely done. #4326193
Janine Russell May 24, 2007Les (congratulations to you as well), Julie, Chris, Colleen, Susan, Patricia, Christy and Mitch, thanks very much for your encouragement and congratulations. #4326228
Terry L. Ellis May 24, 2007Another beauty of a finalist, Janine! Congratulations! #4326604
Regina L. Rickert May 25, 2007Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #4328149
Janine Russell May 25, 2007Terry and Lexi, thanks very much for your encouraging comments and congratulations. #4329217
Kristi A. Howson May 25, 2007Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Janine. Wow, what wonderful colors and detail. Excellent! #4330908
Janine Russell May 25, 2007Kristi, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement and congratulations. #4331345
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