The male Indian Peafowl or commonly known as the Peacock is the National bird of India. We wanted to dedicate a post to this beautiful bird after the series on the Tiger, which is the National animal of India.

The biggest challenge we faced while trying to photograph this approachable species was to get the whole bird in the composition with acceptable levels of details.

Here’s a series of recent images of the handsome National bird of India. All images are of wild peafowls found in and around the wildlife sanctuaries of Bandipur and Mudumalai and were photographed using the Nikon D300, Nikon 300mm f2.8 lens. The images have been post processed using Gimp. While processing, I have focussed on cropping for composition, levels, saturation and sharpening . Neatimage was used to reduce noise levels.

This image is almost full frame at ISO 200, f5.6, 1/100s at 600mm focal length.

Pictures of PeacockThis image again is almost full frame at ISO 200, f5.6, 1/160s at 600mm focal length.
Pictures of Peacock
This image was taken at ISO 200, f2.8, 1/400s, 300mm focal length and is cropped for a closeup composition.
Pictures of Peacock
This image is again full frame slightly cropped for composition and taken at ISO 200, f2.8, 1/200s at 300mm focal length.
Pictures of Peacock
This image specs are f2.8, 1.400s, ISO 200, 300mm focal length
Pictures of Peacock
This is an extreme closeup shot at f2.8, 1/2000s, ISO 800, 300mm focal length.
Pictures of Peacock
This image was taken at ISO 200, f2.8, 1/400s at 300mm focal length
Pictures of Peacock

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