Peacock Portrait

Uploaded: April 14, 2007

Description

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

Comments

Les Rhoades level-classic April 14, 2007

It'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, 2007

Great shot! #4166674

Joy Rector April 14, 2007

fantastic #4166695

Laura Bailey April 14, 2007

WOW, Janine! The colors and detail are just fantastic. Beautiful work. #4166707

Bob Cournoyer level-classic April 14, 2007

Stunningly sharp, Janine!!
I go there almost every week trying to get shots of the peacock's head thru the feathers. If you ever trek this way again, let me know. If I have the day off, I also have a yearlong pass...which is also good for NW Trek..speaking of trekking... :-)

Bob #4166810

Tammy J. Russotto April 14, 2007

Wow! Amazing detail and color. This is definitely one of the best shots of a peacock closeup I've seen. Beautiful!
Tammy #4166867

BILLY R. PARKER April 14, 2007

BEAUTIFULLY CAPTURED JANINE! LOVE THE COLOR AND DETAIL!! BILLY #4166980

Linda Proctor April 14, 2007

Amazing colors and detail Janine!!! #4167002

Lindley Johnson level-classic April 14, 2007

Fantastic color and detail, Janine - really well done! #4167037

Gary G. Stewart April 14, 2007

Beautiful color and clarity Janine. Really nice! #4167113

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 14, 2007

How Beautiful!! Exellent portrait Janine! Jeff #4167258

Sam Britt April 14, 2007

Fantastic image, Janine. Amazing detail, great color. #4167296

Lisa Clark April 14, 2007

Striking image. It has a real WOW factor. #4167465

Mary K. Robison April 14, 2007

Guess he has every right to feel proud ~ what a beauty!
Great capture of his brilliant colors and wonderful clarity and dof, as always, Janine. #4167798

Christy Nichols April 14, 2007

This is Fantastic, Janine!!! Wonderful colors and DOF!!! #4167811

Renee Doyle level-classic April 14, 2007

Amazing and gorgeous colours in this beauty Janine! Wonderful detail and use of dof! Beautiful capture!
#4167909

Su Sana E. P level-classic April 14, 2007

The BEST in the series this month for sure, Janine!! What an awesome Capture!! Winner it is!!!! #4167951

Kathy Reeves April 15, 2007

I will not be posting my peacock portrait after seeing your beautiful work!! Details, lighting and color are gorgeous! #4168147

Carol Sawyer April 15, 2007

Gorgeous capture, colors and DOF, Janine! #4168290

Katarina Mansson April 15, 2007

WOW! Amazing colors + excellent clarity, DOF and composition! #4168310

Sherri Gorman April 15, 2007

Wow, the colors, details and lighting are AWESOME!!! Great close-up capture Janine!!!! #4168565

Joan P. McCool April 15, 2007

Stunning! Amazing detail and color! #4168577

Connie J. Bagot April 15, 2007

Beautiful detail----the eye is especially riveting---wonderful, Janine. #4168632

Arnie Horwitz level-deluxe April 15, 2007

Great capture with incredible colors and clarity, Janine! #4169017

Janine Russell level-deluxe April 15, 2007

Les (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 level-deluxe April 15, 2007

Fantastic close-up Janine! You sure know how to work that camera and lens!
Was it handheld? #4169477

Judyann Plante April 15, 2007

Fantastic color and clarity, Janine! That eye is incredible.

Judyann <>< #4169521

April Riggs April 15, 2007

Beautiful colors and detail, Great DOF #4169948

Ken Jarvis April 15, 2007

Excellant detail and colour! #4170062

Graeme yew Chow April 15, 2007

Just amazing shot ! love the vibrant colors and detail, Janine. #4171067

Janine Russell level-deluxe April 15, 2007

Theresa, Judyann, April, Ken and Graeme, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments; yes, this image was handheld. #4171213

Dot K. April 15, 2007

Amazing color and detail! #4171433

Janine Russell level-deluxe April 15, 2007

Dot, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #4171687

Anna Diederich April 18, 2007

Oh my Janinie! The detail, color, lighting is just perfect in this one! #4183403

Janine Russell level-deluxe April 18, 2007

Anna, thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #4183498

Nilesh J. Bhange April 23, 2007

Very nice capture!! IMHO it slightly looks over sharp to me. #4198366

Janine Russell level-deluxe April 23, 2007

Nilesh, thanks very much for your kind comments and critique. #4198403

Datha Y. Thompson April 30, 2007

GORGEOUS!!! Wow love the sharpness Janine and the colors are Perfect!! Excellent shot :0) #4231054

Janine Russell level-deluxe April 30, 2007

Datha, thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #4231303

Bill Whala May 23, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist. This is a wonderful image!! #4319640

Sherri Gorman May 23, 2007

Congratulations on this AWESOME finalist!!! #4319662

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe May 23, 2007

Congratulations Janine on your terrific Finalist! Great colors and details. #4319792

Gary Jacobson May 23, 2007

Hey Janine,
Congratulations on this colorful finalist! Best of luck to you!!!
Regards,
Jake #4320403

Cheryl E. Molennor May 23, 2007

Congratulations #4320572

Barbara Sharts May 23, 2007

Congrats on finalist and good-luck into the next round! #4320641

Sam Britt May 23, 2007

Congratulations, Janine! #4320820

Graeme yew Chow May 23, 2007

Great finalist and super detail, Janine. #4320824

Laurence Saliba level-classic May 23, 2007

Big congratulations on your finalist Janine!!! #4321219

Husain Akhtar May 24, 2007

No 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, 2007

I am not surprised to see this again :-)
Congratulations on the finalist and good luck next! #4322198

Anita Hogue May 24, 2007

Beautiful colors and clarity, Janine! Congratulations! #4322971

eileen bedford May 24, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Janine... #4323442

Su Sana E. P level-classic May 24, 2007

Huge Congratulations on this Awesome Finalist, Janine!! #4323522

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 24, 2007

Most beautiful finalist, Janine and again congrats my friend. #4323791

Sharon Day level-classic May 24, 2007

Gorgeous finalist, Janine!!! Congratulations again! #4324362

Janine Russell level-deluxe May 24, 2007

Bill, 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 level-classic May 24, 2007

It Looks like both the Rooster and the Peacock made the finals. Can I say: I told you so! :O)

Congratulations on your FINALIST!


Another PG101 WINNER
#4324825

Julie Monacella May 24, 2007

Wow - amazing detail and color! Congrats on your finalist!!! #4324925

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 24, 2007

Your birds always set the standard! Congratulations, Janine! #4325305

Colleen Farrell May 24, 2007

Stunning clarity and detail, Janine! Congratulations on another great finalist! #4325397

Susan Fox May 24, 2007

Congrats Janine! Great detail shot! #4325635

Patricia Ronan May 24, 2007

Congrats Janine:) #4325698

Christy Nichols May 24, 2007

This is Gorgeous, Janine! Congrats on your finalist!!! #4325940

Mitch Spence level-classic May 24, 2007

A really interesting take on this bird, Janine, shooting its head rather than the standard plumage shot. Nicely done. #4326193

Janine Russell level-deluxe May 24, 2007

Les (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 level-classic May 24, 2007

Another beauty of a finalist, Janine! Congratulations! #4326604

Regina L. Rickert May 25, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #4328149

Janine Russell level-deluxe May 25, 2007

Terry and Lexi, thanks very much for your encouraging comments and congratulations. #4329217

Kristi A. Howson May 25, 2007

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Janine. Wow, what wonderful colors and detail. Excellent! #4330908

Janine Russell level-deluxe May 25, 2007

Kristi, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement and congratulations. #4331345

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