Talking Pictures
The Glory Of Mother Nature

Every time I glance at my two favorite images of this ostentatious peacock, taken at the Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden, I am reminded of the irreplaceable gift that has been given to us. What could have motivated Mother Nature to design such glorious colors and intricate patterns? We humans may never have the answer, but I am inclined to believe that it was simply to soothe the soul; to inspire thoughts, words, and wisdom; to keep imagination and creativity alive; and to leave it be so that future generations may reap the same benefits.
—Eric Plante
Glendale, CA

Technical Info: Shot handheld with a Canon EOS-1V, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens, Canon Speedlite 550EX flash (no flash for close-up shot of feathers), and Fuji Provia 100F film.
© 2009, Eric Plante, All Rights Reserved

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