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Peacock by MadHatterVVVI Peacock by MadHatterVVVI
Seattle, WA

Pretty much out of the camera image. Sometimes you get lucky.

Edit (3/30/2007):

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I'm glad even a simple photo of a bird like this can make it as a daily deviation.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2007-03-29
Peacock by ~MadHatterVVVI Have a look at that shot! Amazing, isn't it? Thanks for sharing. ( Suggested by Martyred and Featured by garrit )
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crypticfragments Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
amazing...I have never been able to capture a shot of one standing still w/its plumage showing!
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thanks. Purely good fortune, I promise. :)
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PlanetEarthFarm Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
perfect!
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Such a pretty bird. I can only take credit for being there. ;-)
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009   Traditional Artist
This is so oddly, yellow. I'm used to peacock pictures having the green tinge to them.

And it probably works so well for the symmetry of it all. Especially his head.
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
A lot of people tend to shoot cold for all birds. Just got to play with white balance I suppose. I did have the benefit of shooting him on a nice sunny day too though :-)
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SomethingsPhishy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I wasn't going to read all the comments but I'm sure someone else has said this...I love photos like this. Ones that go against a lot of rules of photography, like rule of thirds and simplicity...and still create wonderful images. I like the colour changes to. The blue makes it. Nicely done.
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thanks. Remember rules are often suggestions. Symmetrical compositions can be just as effective as those that obey the rule of thirds.

But thank you for the insight. I am still happy something like this can get so much attention, because it is overly simple. Just a pretty bird, but still one of my favourites.
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SomethingsPhishy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
True. I think most photos involving perfect symmetry tend to be boring tho. But this is amazing. I like it a lot.

I took a photo that also creates symmetry but (I don't think) looks boring. It's called snow...let me know what you think :)
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happydoodles Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
pretty ^______^
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thatmusic Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
This is my favorite bird...and my favorite image. Thanks so much for this.
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
And thanks for you comment :-)
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GreenEyedHarpy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Hi there, this beautiful photo has been featured in my journal. I hope that's ok :)

Thanks for sharing your art, you can see it here: [link]

:hug:
Cheers!
Damienne
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Thanks for looking and sharing it with others.
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GreenEyedHarpy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
My pleasure! :hug:
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cazurro Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008   Photographer
Great!!!
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braintempest Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Wow, total déjà vu, this looks a lot like one of my most recent photos...and I took mine at the Woodland Park Zoo as well! :boing:

Check it out in my gallery if you want...it's called Zoo: Hub

I really like the saturation/ color edits that you made to this shot, When I find the time, I might end up trying something similar with mine; I guess we'll just see what happens there..
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Nicola-Alexander Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Professional Filmographer
wow! this is reallt stunning- the fact that you could get the shot so central is amazing:wow:
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Musquash Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Nice photo. I love peacocks.
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LittlemissLadyBug Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008   Photographer
Hi! :wave: This picture has been featured in my journal:
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
thanks! :-)
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Black-Catz-Luck Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008   Photographer
Aww the peacock. What a gorgeous symbol of male beauty. The eye spots are amazingly vibrant here! He looks very trippy, in a good way.
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
:-) its a very beautiful bird indeed. thanks for sharing
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gilliancarson Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
BAHH I LOVE IT :D
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Anjaloo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
ha perfect!
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gloomyraven Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007   Photographer
wow,amazing shot xD impressive colours :D
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
Thank you much. I think blues in the wild are always great!
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kuunvalo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Student
wow, that's nice! peacocks are my favourites. had to give it a :+fav:
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
:D Thanks a lot
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Le-Voyageur Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007   Photographer
[link] And you get a DD :?
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
DD's have a small dependency on content and quality, and are largely the result of the right person seeing something they like. Instead of being upset that another peacock photo got a DD (and there are MANY who deserve one), you should be happy that a simple photo of an animal has attracted the attention of the devart community. Raise your pleading hands elsewhere. I'm here to show beauty, not win useless fame.
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Nature-Photographer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007   Photographer
haha so true
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013926 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!! This is a perfect shot!
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
thank you. Perfect is a little extreme, but I appreciate your enthusiasm :-)
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013926 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
It is perfect!;)
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ArtSwitch-Engage Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
wow! Excellent picture!
Also, I have been to the Woodland Park Zoo, I live in Seattle! :w00t:
beautiful work. :+fav:
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Thank you. Seattle is a good place to live, I find. Plenty to do, plenty of culture. ;-)
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ArtSwitch-Engage Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
Your welcome! I know, I love Seattle! :dance:
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AdorableTerrorist Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing :wow:. I love it but staring at it kind of creeps me out.
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
I could see that happening. Afterall, the peacock looks like its about to start somethin'
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Hurricaaane Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
I can't belive it is a photography, that's why I fave'd it.
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ninomiyaiba Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
vivid & bright colours. love it!
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Burnheart Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
Oh my gosh! I love it! It must be favorited!
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
:-) thank you much
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Burnheart Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
You are most welcome!
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oOBrieOo Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
How exactly do you go about doing photography for them? I spend 50% of my life there.. If you look through my gallery, you'll probably recognize alot of the animals. lol. In fact, I have almost this exact same photo.. lol

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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Well its not so much doing photography for them, so much as I provide some of my photos, and they're welcome to use them.

When I was in school, I created an assignment that had me in direct communication with the WPZ media specialist. Based on his criteria, myself and a team created a three minute promotional video piece for the website (rainy day - indoor adventure). I think its still on there somewhere?

Anyway, after I bought a membership, and after I graduated, I kept in contact with him. A lot of my friends were telling me they liked the zoo photos, so I volunteered them to the zoo.

Kind of a long story, but fun nonetheless. ;-)
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oOBrieOo Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
That's pretty cool. One of the benefits of going to school I s'pose. Thats one thing the dean at the Seattle Art Institute mentioned when I had my interview. That although I may be advanced in photography, going to school and graduating is as much about the hook ups and jobs you accumulate along the way, as it is about learning.
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MadHatterVVVI Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
Although I don't like to agree with the administration of AiS, that is very true. Afterall, its a bit of a misnomer. ART has very little to do with the school, insomuch as they teach you how to make a profession out of your passions/talents.
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PatriciaD Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
this is perfect. a great model ;) :+fav:
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