Bird Photo Competition 3 2012 : Entry Number 305

Judges Comment

A good example of close-up shooting, bringing out the fine detail and vivid hues of the peacock's tail feathers, whilst avoiding the more cliched portraits of this species.

Photographers Comment

Thank you :) My name is Michele Burgee and I have always loved shooting the little details of my subjects, the colors on this peacock really caught my eye. I'm always amazed at the wonders of creation. This photo was taken with a Canon ES Rebel 1000D using a 250mm lens at the St. Louis zoo.