Indian Blue Peacock at Chester Zoo

A blue peacock has been one of the animals that is on my list of things that I really want to get an amazing photograph of. Sadly, I don’t think this is an amazing photograph. In an ideal world, this bird would display his plumage for me to capture. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case on the day this was taken. But that isn’t the most offensive thing to me about this image. The thing that made me almost delete this file and not share it with anyone is the fact that the bird is looking to the right and therefore “out of the frame” – a general rule of natural history photography is that if the creature is clearly looking away from the middle of the frame, then the viewers eye will be drawn out of the picture, not into it. That is the theory anyway.

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