Indian Blue Peacock
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  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • 4 ----
  • Aperture priority
  • 5.6
  • 1/40 s
  • 100
  • 0 EV
  • 200.0 mm
  • N/A
  • 0.62
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 Macintosh
  • March 26, 2007, 3:34 p.m.
Description

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