Talking Pictures
Searching For Another White Peacock

I had passed several peacocks that day with tails fanned out, their deeply colored feathers winking at me like brilliant feline eyes. Been there (many times), photographed that, no longer interested. But here, 15 yards away, was a peacock with no color. Normally one of the most colorful birds in the world, every feather on this one was white! From a moving tram in a Kauai botanical park I had time for two quick grab shots. The pure white feathers on an animal normally covered by a riot of rich color were mesmerizing. It was like watching an angel glide across the grass.

I'm now looking for white peacocks in other parts of my life. Haven't found any yet, but I'm sure they're around somewhere and I'm sure they'll be well worth the hunt.
--Merle Martell
Eden Prairie, MN

Technical Info: Taken with a Nikon F100, 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S VR lens, and Fuji's Provia 400 slides; scanned with Nikon's Super Coolscan 4000 ED; color adjusted in Adobe's Photoshop CS; and printed on Epson's Stylus Photo R2400.
© 2005, Merle Martell, All Rights Reserved

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