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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 24 March 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/125 second F/3.5 ISO 125 17 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

the perfect title for this intriguing image, Mariana

24 Mar 2012 5:23am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands


24 Mar 2012 7:00am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific composition, you can't help but admire his display

24 Mar 2012 7:19am

Khalil from Beirut, Lebanon

Quand le paon se dresse en feu d'artifice, magnifique et joliment rendu.

24 Mar 2012 8:01am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fantastic and fabulous with the pea hen in the image, perhaps she has quiet silent power. The golden glow is stunning and the presentation perfect. In other words I love it

24 Mar 2012 8:16am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Nice processing ........

24 Mar 2012 8:27am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, sign of his strength.

24 Mar 2012 8:32am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


24 Mar 2012 8:33am

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

nice golden glow!

24 Mar 2012 8:37am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A beauty ... overwhelming! :-)

24 Mar 2012 8:40am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Wonderful! As we say in French: "Il a sorti le grand jeu!" (I do not know the English equivalent ...)

24 Mar 2012 8:41am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Wonderful, splendid framing and magnificent treatment. Nice day *****.

24 Mar 2012 8:48am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ..Somptuous!!!

24 Mar 2012 8:53am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Une tapisserie d'Aubusson !

24 Mar 2012 9:58am

fereshteh. from Iran

Great shot!!!

24 Mar 2012 11:05am

PhotoAttraction from Porto, Portugal

Impressive! Both the photo and the bird(s).
Great work.

24 Mar 2012 11:05am

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

This is very strong!

24 Mar 2012 11:32am

JCJ from Troyes, France

splendid hue.

24 Mar 2012 11:52am

Jaap from Heerenveen, Netherlands

What an excellent colorful picture! Beautiful.

24 Mar 2012 12:02pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

WoW! Great

24 Mar 2012 12:31pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5****

24 Mar 2012 12:47pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow ... Wonderful image and a great title. Beautiful framing and excellent treatment. Love the golden glow and colours. Five Stars. :)

24 Mar 2012 1:02pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

That is quite striking Mariana.... the colors are outstanding, I like this a lot!

24 Mar 2012 1:47pm

@Carol: thx Carol ;)

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Beautiful. Very beautiful the peacock in the foreground which strengthens the perception. Nice golden colors!

24 Mar 2012 1:59pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States


24 Mar 2012 3:33pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent pp treatment here Mariana! I wonder if the young pea hen was impressed??? ;-))

24 Mar 2012 3:42pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Wonderful colors and treatment.

24 Mar 2012 3:52pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Hi Mary, I am very surprised, is very different about you,
but it is beautiful, is like a great picture, beautiful.

24 Mar 2012 4:19pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Stunning photo...i like that 'unusual' yellow tones in your pictures:)

24 Mar 2012 4:49pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

un traitement original

24 Mar 2012 4:55pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Waouh, great capture !!

24 Mar 2012 5:04pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 Mar 2012 5:27pm

gogoli from Tehran, Iran

so cute!!!

24 Mar 2012 5:33pm

Marcie from Newton, United States


24 Mar 2012 6:23pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Do you like me ??????????
Are you impressed ??????
A wonderful interaction between these two birds Mariana!!
Love it ;))

24 Mar 2012 6:26pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! Fantastic! Beautiful color and processing!

24 Mar 2012 6:40pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

simply brilliant

24 Mar 2012 7:24pm

franz from Baden, Austria

power ... and beauty and a fantastic sense for processing! congrats and respect, m.!!!

24 Mar 2012 8:04pm

@franz: thank you kindly Franz !

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful power Mariana....

24 Mar 2012 8:15pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellent cadrage de ce paon! On dirait qu'il y a une multitude d'yeux qui l'admirent!
Bonne fin de soirée chal-heureuse!

24 Mar 2012 8:40pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Wonderful colors! What a beautiful bird!!

24 Mar 2012 8:54pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

you're absolutely right to be proud, mary!

euhh .. mariana! :-))

24 Mar 2012 10:38pm

@curieuzeneuzemosterdpot: as proud as a peacock in uniform? he he why do you think so ?

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunnig, outstanding, magnificent, whatever, I'm really impressed by all these colors !!!! Excellent image

24 Mar 2012 10:52pm

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

"look into my eye(s)" are getting very sleeeeepy!

24 Mar 2012 10:59pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

Merveilleux paon qui fait la roue et qui nous dévoile ses couleurs OR magnifique

24 Mar 2012 11:09pm

Jane from SomeWhere, Canada

Nice Peacock! Beautiful shot!

25 Mar 2012 3:29am

Marc from Granby, Québec, Canada

Very cool shot nicely done.

25 Mar 2012 2:27pm

Marie from George, South Africa

oh wow! amazing colours! If he didn't impress his girl with that tail, I don't know what will impress her! ;-)

26 Mar 2012 8:32am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


26 Mar 2012 9:50am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A very compelling pattern you capture here, Mariana - the power of hypnotic eyes watching everywhere!

26 Mar 2012 12:50pm

cajera from France

Une queue composée d'oeil qui observent. Impressionnant.

26 Mar 2012 5:53pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice work filling the frame. nice shot!

27 Mar 2012 7:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A brilliant image with the male peacock seeming to mesmerize his lady friend. Having her in the frame, along with the brilliant processing, makes this very special.

29 Mar 2012 5:02pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Plein cadre !

31 Mar 2012 9:03pm

C. Intempor'elle from Paris, France

Stuning colors, great approach !

11 Apr 2012 10:34am

Marie from FRESNES, France

beau post traitement.

16 Apr 2012 8:03pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/125 second
ISO 125
17 mm