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Peacock Plumage

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Many of the brilliant colours of the peacock plumage are due to an optical interference phenomenon.

Such interference-based structural color is especially important in producing the peacock's iridescent hues, which shimmer and change with viewing angle, since interference-effects depend upon the angle of light (unlike chemical pigments).

In the local folktales of India the peacock has a special place. A Punjabi folktale describes a Queen reqesting her husband not to hunt peacocks and tells that the peacock is her brother.

In the Mayuri subtribe of Bhils in India, women take out their veils whenever they see a peacock and they are worshipped during festivals.

Since photography is all about the "magic" created with a lens and light, this Indian Blue Peacock represents a truly worthy photographic subject.
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» Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
» Exp. time: 1/80 (0.013 secs)
» Aperture: f/4
» Focal length: 62 mm
» ISO speed: 100

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