These 15 Photographs Of Peacocks Will Make You Smile


Anciently revered, beautiful and mysterious; this is how these amazing creatures we call Peacocks have been defined. From litmus to white, they all have an amazing look, and we decided to slow things down for you so you can start your day with well something to gaze upon!

So here are 15 wonderful photographs of peacocks to make your day!

photo by trevor mckinnon
Photo by Trevor McKinnon
photo by siddhant kumar
Photo by Siddhant Kumar
photo by vivek doshi
Photo by Vivek Doshi
photo by david clode
Photo by David Clode
photo by hannes wolf
Photo by Hannes Wolf

So, of course, the first thing you notice about peacocks is usually the color…simply amazing. But how do you get the best out of your composition?

Composing In Color Requires Understanding The Color Wheel

The color wheel starts out with the prime colors. There are several color wheels out there, but since we are working with screens (on computers and cameras) you should keep things simple and just go for the RGB (red, green, blue) wheel.

DanPMK at English Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0  from Wikimedia Commons

When opposing colors meet in a single composition, contrast is achieved in the most magnificent ways. When adjacent colors – like an array of warm or cold tones are together without an opposing hue – low levels of contrast are achieved.

Creatively selecting color when composing your images will take them to the next level. It is definitely an advanced composition technique that you should work with.

photo by caleb minear
Photo by Caleb Minear
photo by milada vigerova
Photo by Milada Vigerova
photo by matthieu perrier
Photo by Matthieu Perrie
photo by vivek doshi
Photo by Vivek Doshi
photo by ganesh bhosale
Photo by Ganesh Bhosale

Advanced Composition And Composing In Color

Getting photography composition right has always been the greatest challenge for the photographer. If you’d like to get better at photography composition and learn concepts that go beyond the basics, you should take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide to advanced composition.

In Kent Dufault's Advanced Composition, you'll discover advanced composition concepts such as:

  • Compression
  • Color Placement
  • Contrast Overlap
  • Rhythm
  • Color Wash
  • Texture
  • Stacking

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Advanced Composition – will ensure you create images that pop. You'll get more out of your photography and start taking images that will truly capture your creative vision. If you’d like to improve your composition skills and learn concepts that go beyond the ‘rule of thirds’, do take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide Advanced Composition

photo by ka long li
Photo by Ka Long Li
photo by marcel gruber
Photo by Marcel Gruber
photo by jenny marvin
Photo by Jenny Marvin
photo by karim manjra
Photo by Karim Manjra
photo by nicolas gras
Photo by Nicolas Gras

Advanced Composition Will Take Your Photography To The Level

If you are looking to improve your photography composition and learn concepts that go beyond the ‘rule of thirds’, do take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide Advanced Composition. With this guide, you will learn all about:

  • color
  • light
  • shadow
  • lines
  • curves
  • repetition
  • juxtaposition
  • anticipation
  • pre-visualization
  • timing

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About Author

Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, and is a University Professor in photography and research methodology. He's a scientist studying the social uses of photography in contemporary culture who writes about photography and develops documentary projects. Other activities Federico is involved in photography are curation, critique, education, mentoring, outreach and reviews. Get to know him better here.

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