Feb 15, 2010

Peacock and Chicken

Walking through a nearby park, I got kind of discouraged. Gray sky, dead trees all around and nature in deep sleep! No appealing subjects whatsoever, until I witnessed a scene of a peacock trying to chase away a chicken by shaking his impressive plumage. The chicken was not even slightly touched and just kept on searching around for food. It became my quest to take a shot of that scene, but unfortunately they just turned around heading away, resulting in a nice view of the peacock's rear end.

Waiting with my fingers freezing, finally I got lucky enough and the peacock turned around showing me his more elegant side. I had my bright new 50mm f1.4 lens ready and shot the image. This lens is superb, wonderful in low-light days and awesome depth of field!

Besides cropping the image into a pleasing composition and adding a layer with the viewfinder of a vintage duaflex camera, I hardly had to correct the image in my digital lab. I hope you enjoy the result!


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