Hot Pursuit

Uploaded: May 24, 2010 08:27:56


This peacock had a peahen directly in front of him. He was intent on drawing her in!

May 6, 2010
RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / -1/3 EC / 75 mm
F 6.3 @ 1/640 ISO 800


Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 75.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


Julianne Bradford May 24, 2010

Wow! Look at the intensity in those eyes! What terrific detail Donna,WTG! Love the unique! :-) #1271875

Randy A. Myers level-classic May 24, 2010

Love the POV. Nice to see this image from a different perspective. Good job! #8632465

Anita Hogue May 24, 2010

So gorgeous Donna! Cute title too! #8632494

Bunny Snow May 24, 2010

It's not just the intensity of the eyes, he looks like he's licking his chops. His beak has intensity as well.

Wonderful detail and sharpness, Donna. The tonality and saturation is terrific!


Graham Robards May 24, 2010

OOOOH, this is beautiful Patti! The colour is stunning! The males over here don't come into feathers till spring, four months away. ~Pat #8637713

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 25, 2010

Beautiful capture, Donna! #8639142

Sherran Andersen level-classic May 25, 2010

Beautiful Donna. #8642088

Tammy Espino June 07, 2010

Congrats on this wonderful finalist!! :) #8671735

Julianne Bradford June 07, 2010

A big congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donna,WTG! #8671870

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 07, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8671933

Erica Murphy level-deluxe June 07, 2010

Congratulations on your stunning finalist Donna!! Love the POV, color and focus! #8672032

Lydia Williams level-deluxe June 07, 2010

VERY NICE! Well done. Congratulations on your finalist, Donna! #8672346

Nancy (Peaches) Harker June 07, 2010

HUGE Congrats on your AWSOME finalist
Best of luck in the next round!!! #8672738

Sherran Andersen level-classic June 07, 2010

Congrats Donna. #8672952

Debra R. Harder June 07, 2010

WOW..this is incredible, Donna! Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist! Deb #8673033

Linda D. Lester level-classic June 07, 2010

Congratulations on your awesome finalist!!! :) #8673916

Patti Coblentz June 07, 2010

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Donna!!

Patti #8674075

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe June 07, 2010

Great pov on this guy, congratulations! #8674228

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 07, 2010

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donna!

jo ann c. #8674662

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 07, 2010

Big congrats on this beauty, Donna! #8674926

Kathy Salerni level-classic June 07, 2010

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Donna! #8675228

Susan M. Campbell June 07, 2010

Way to go Donna....congrats! #8675537

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic June 07, 2010

Beautiful Donna...Congratulations on a real beauty. #8676041

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 07, 2010

huge congrats on your beautiful finalist!!! #8676400

Naomi Weiser June 08, 2010

congrats! #8676976

Tiia Vissak June 08, 2010

Congratulations! #8677016

Katarina Mansson June 08, 2010

Stunning capture of this colorful bird. Congratulations Donna! #8678086

Michael G. Marshall June 08, 2010

Wonderful Finalist, Donna! Congratulations! Michael #8678633

Donna La Mattino Pagakis June 08, 2010

Thank you for all of your incredible comments and congratulatory wishes. This peacock was amazing to watch and photograph.

Take care,

Donna #8678637

Kara L. Hendricks June 08, 2010

congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #8678829

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 08, 2010

Congrats on your Finalist Donna! Jeff #8678892

Patrick Rouzes June 08, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on this superb finalist, Donna! WTG! #8679407

Phyllis H. Burchett June 08, 2010

Stunning! Congratulations Donna! #8679949

Timothy Guay June 08, 2010

Terrific colour and composition!
- Timothy #8680124

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe June 08, 2010

Congratualtions - Well done! I am happy for you. #8680363

Tamara K. Walker level-classic June 08, 2010


Sam Britt June 08, 2010

Congratulations Donna! #8680844

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 09, 2010

CONGRATZ on another lovely Finalist, Donna!

UB. #8681279

Mary K. Robison June 09, 2010

Wonderful capture, Donna! CONGRATULATIONS on its selection as a finalist, and best of luck to you next level up! #8681320

Linda Blair June 09, 2010

Love this beautiful finalist...congratulations!!!!!! #8681883

Dianna Murphy June 09, 2010

REally beautiful. They are so fun to photograph! Congratulations. #8682347

Alex T. Mizuno June 12, 2010

I'm not sure about his peahen but I'm certainly impressed by him. LOL! Great close up, Donna! Congratulations on your Finalist!!! #8690170

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class. Photo Contest Finalist

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Donna La Mattino Pagakis.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.