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Challenge: Seven Deadly Sins IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2011
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor -S DX 18-105 f3.5-5.6
Location: NYC
Date: Apr 25, 2011
Aperture: f/6.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1:180
Galleries: Urban, Birds
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2011

I feel that I betrayed a little my beloved bird using it here as the symbol of the first and greatest sin.
In modern times the peacock's strutting and feather displaying has become a symbol of pride, arrogance, and vanity.

But its real meaning is:

IMMORTALITY, GLORY, SPIRITUALITY, INCORRUPTIBILITY
Willaim Blake wrote: "The pride of the peacock is the glory of God"




Statistics
Place: 18 out of 44
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Avg (commenters): 6.7000
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Views since voting: 1255
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 241
Comments: 15
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12/26/2011 07:39:13 PM
A glowing albino peacock - what a treat that is!
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05/04/2011 08:50:49 AM
amazing.
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05/04/2011 12:11:47 AM
beautiful and beautifully improbable. now I suppose you will let the beloved get on with the dusting.
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05/04/2011 12:09:52 AM
god, this is GORGEOUS. shoulda placed MUCH higher. puzzling.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2011 11:34:20 PM
Lovely assemblage.

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05/03/2011 12:14:20 PM
It took me a while to figure out what this was! At first I thought it was a dog then I thought it was a feather duster.
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05/02/2011 09:17:11 PM
The peacock seems very out of place on the steps, and I would have preferred to see the front of it instead of it's backside.
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05/01/2011 11:13:54 PM
How did you get a white peacock to walk up the stairs?? great photo. would have liked to see more of where he was going though.
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05/01/2011 03:21:14 PM
Beautiful bird, I would've prefered this at another angle so we could see him better.
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05/01/2011 09:34:39 AM
The detail in the feathers is beautiful & the shadows really enhance this image. I envy it!!
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04/30/2011 10:25:57 PM
Stunning!
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04/29/2011 10:20:19 AM
Cracking image, love it.
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04/28/2011 02:40:35 PM
very unusual ive been looking for a few minutes trying to figure it out i can't...unless it's cousin it coming down the stairs?
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04/27/2011 05:03:47 PM
Nice find! I think that "Pride" would be more obvious if the feathers were open and spread out
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04/27/2011 12:04:42 PM
Took me a minute, but, COOL!
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