Strutting His Stuff

I went "out of the box" this time!! I took this picture of the peacock at the plantation and wanted it to look like those old pictures painted on black velvet. It took me a while and I probably went about it all the wrong way but I was able to get the effect that I wanted. It was really fun and I felt very satisfied afterwards :)
Beautiful shot
posted June 10th, 2010  
Colors and textures are wonderful.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Oh no, I do NOT think you went about this the wrong way! This is *gorgeous.* I love the dramatic blues and shades of black. The textures and vibrancy is amazing!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Suzie, I totally agree with Lindsey that you definitely did not go about this the wrong way - it is one of the most incredible photos I have seen. I have made it a fav.
posted June 10th, 2010  
If this is doing it the 'wrong' way then cannot wait to see you do it right, this is just beautiful. He knew he was on stage, fantastic shot
posted June 10th, 2010  
My favorite bird--I remember waking up to the "meowing" they do when I was a kid. Beautiful shot
posted June 10th, 2010  
I had to Fave this shot--the colours really are beautiful
posted June 10th, 2010  
Great job! There's no "wrong" way to do it, as long as you get the results you want! There may be easier ways, but I think you learn a lot through trial and error. I know when I do my processing, I probably don't go about it in the most efficient manner either!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Veryyyy awesome shot. The way you put it against the black made the blues extraordinarily bright.. I love it.
posted June 10th, 2010  
So beautiful! It looks great on black and he's so clear and in focus.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Wow indeed! You've given us quick a bag full of eye candy here! I definitely made it a fave...the prittiest we've seen yet!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Wonderful - very nice work!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Vibrant and refreshing!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Fantastic I love the colors!!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Love the bright colors.. great shot!!
posted June 10th, 2010  
He is absolutely stunning!
posted June 10th, 2010  
I think the effect is perfect -- and what a lovely shot of an amazing animal. (I'm partial, because it's a family name.)
posted June 10th, 2010  
So pretty! Love the blue and how it contrasts with the black behind it!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Oh wow, the blue and black contrast looks so pretty. This is def frameable!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Such vibrant color, wonderful capture!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
posted June 11th, 2010  
Very beautiful!
posted June 11th, 2010  
This is beautiful. I don't know "what way you did this" but "your" way resulted in a GREAT photo.
posted June 11th, 2010  
my favorite color
posted June 11th, 2010  
Stunning! I'm speechless! This will end up on the popular page I imagine and it should!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Thank you, Suzie, for your most generous compliment! It's all my pleasure, getting to know you (and now your friends) better here on 365.
posted June 11th, 2010  
this is amazing!!!! GREAT shot!!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Love the color and the black velvet was an amazing idea. It really makes everything pop. The feathers on the neck are exquisitely detailed. Great shot.
posted June 11th, 2010  
I was right. It is on the Popular page. Congrats, Suzie!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Such a beautiful bird! :O
posted June 11th, 2010  
Stunning photo. Great color and clarity.
posted June 11th, 2010  
BEAUTIFUL
posted June 11th, 2010  
Just stunning.
posted June 12th, 2010  
Suzie, this is amazing!!! So clear and bright!! Brilliant shot!!
posted June 12th, 2010  
Stunning composition though and that blue ....
posted June 12th, 2010  
Ira
Awesome!
posted June 12th, 2010  
Wow, creat shot, fantastic clarity!
posted June 12th, 2010  
You caught this image perfect with the black background! You are doing so great with your photography!
posted June 13th, 2010  
beautiful shot. The black background really makes the colours pop. Great composition as well
posted June 14th, 2010  
WOW! that is one of my favorite birds...I find it so amazing how God made those unique animals with those amazing colors...they are so beautiful!
posted June 15th, 2010  
This is stunning - the black makes the blue stand out incredibly.
posted June 17th, 2010  
WOW! I saw your peacock photo on the pop page and loved it, then I had to find the other peacock photo you referred to....this is it! Such an amazing photograph, so impressive with the most vibrant blue I have ever seen. Good call on the black velvet background, its stunning!
Thanks for your comment on my Sagamore Bridge shot. I think I must follow you now!
posted June 17th, 2010  
The POP-ular page was only a start! You're way up the list on the top 20 this week! You've become a fan favorite around here...what fun! I'm just delighted for you!
posted June 18th, 2010  
How did I miss this?! So beautiful!
posted July 2nd, 2010  
Fav! Beautiful.
posted December 13th, 2011  
@horse I am glad you liked my peacock picture! I love what you are doing and you are so young! You will be a professional photographer one day!
posted December 13th, 2011  
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