A rainy day in Genoa gives me time to edit my photographs from our recent trip to Seville. I came across this one of the peacock already featured in this previous post. Not only shows this image the prefect camouflage its plumage provides to this magnificent bird in its natural habitat, rainforests. But the photo also demonstrates the things my eyes are constantly scanning for when roaming the streets. I’m always on the lookout for interesting combinations of light and shadows, colors and textures. I’m doing this also when I don’t even carry a camera (which practically never happens, as at least the iPhone and its camera is always with me). This is what I call my daily visual push-ups. In this photograph, it all comes together. Bringing home an image like this after a day of shooting gives me great satisfaction.
Taken with my Leica SL2-S with the Vario-Elmarit-SL 1:2.8/24-70 ASPH. Image specs are 1/400 sec @ f/8 and ISO 200, 70mm focal length. Post-processing (brightening up the shadows) in Lightroom Classic.
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Great! And it took me years to ‘get’ light and shadows…
Thanks, Sue, so much appreciated!
This peacock is so colorful. .Anita
Thanks, Anita, glad you like it!
What a gorgeous bird!!
Thanks, Julie, I had lots of fun with this peacock!
I love the surprise of the way the peacock’s tail disappears into the shadow. The head and body are so clear, it’s a perfect contrast – I can see why you were happy with this!
Thanks, Lynn, I really appreciate your kind words! Marcus