Heavenly White Peacock

I saw this White Peacock (petty worn fall specimen) perched up high on a bush along the trail at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco, TX and was impressed by the light through the wings. To shoot it with the PhotoScope I had to back off to the minimum focus of about 16 feet. Exposed for the wings, the background went too dark and had to be brought up in Lightroom with the Fill Light tool.


Zeiss PhotoScope 85FL at 40x (1600mm equivalent field of view). 1/680th @ ISO 100. Metered at about f5.0.

In addition to the Fill Light in Lightroom, I added Clarity and just a touch of Vibrance and used the Sharpen Landscapes preset.

From Zeiss PhotoScope 85FL.


6 Responses to “11/16/2009”

  1. 1 Wendy
    11/16/2009 at 8:12 am


  2. 3 Barry A
    11/16/2009 at 11:27 am

    nice shot

  3. 11/17/2009 at 6:07 am

    i’m afraid of butterflies, but nice work.

  4. 5 myinneredge
    11/17/2009 at 8:28 pm

    Breathtaking and a perfect way of naming…Heavenly White Peacock!

  5. 11/18/2009 at 9:43 am

    I’m so envious! Worn or not, I’m totally jealous that you got to see one. 🙂 Beautiful!

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