Peacock Blue by Marjorie Wallace

Maui, Hawaii

1059 views ~ 04 April 2012
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Featured WEEKEND PHOTOGRAPHER ~ 20 Jan 2010
Featured in “More Animal Friends” of #1 ARTISTS OF RED BUBBLE on 29 March 2010

The Peacocks at The Garden of Eden, on the road to Hana are gorgeous and wander the grounds freely. You can buy food to feed them and they have become very tame. I think I could have reached out and touched this one, he came so close.

The significance of Peacocks;
In general, the Peacock is representative of glory, immortality, royalty, and incorruptibility. It is a possessor of some of the most admired human characteristics, and is a symbol of integrity and the beauty that can be achieved when we endeavor to better ourselves and better our lives.

In history, myth, legend & lore, the peacock is considered an emblem of protection, nobility, watchfulness, guiddance, and holiness.

In Greco-Roman mythology the Peacock is identified with Hera (Juno) who created the peacock from Argus whose hundred eyes (seen on the tail feathers of the peacock)symbolize the vault of heaven and the “eyes” of the stars.

In Christianity the peacock represents the “all-seeing” church and the holiness & sancitiy associated with it. Additionally, the peacock reprsents resurrection, renewal and immortality within the spiritual teachings of Christianity.

In Hinduism the peacock is associated with Lakshmi who is a deity representing benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion and luck.

Similar to Lakshmi, the peacock is associated with Kwan-yin in Japan – she is also an emblem of love, compassionate watchfulness, good-will, nurturing, and kind-heartedness. Kwan-yin chose to remain a mortal even though she could be immortal because she wished to stay behind and aid humanity in their spiritual evolution.

In Babylonia and Persia the peacock is seen as a guardian to royalty, and is often seen in engravings on the thrones of royalty.

Cameras and photography captured my interest years ago as a child with my little Brownie. The cameras have changed over the years until the Digital age when I got really serious about photography. Not only has my work improved, but it has opened many doors to meeting wonderful people along the way. New friendships and learning new skills… I am hopeful that some of my best work is yet to come.

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  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 5 years ago

    What an excellent photo!!

  • Thank you so much, Ellen. These birds are so beautiful and friendly. They are not camera shy at all.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • frogster
    frogsterover 5 years ago

    Lovely catch

  • Thank you very much. I appreciate your comment! :~)

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Edge-of-dreams
    Edge-of-dreamsover 5 years ago

    Wow – gorgeous !!

  • Thank you so much! :)

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtover 5 years ago

    What a beauty …..gorgeous shot ….bravo Marjorie!!!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Susan Vinson
    Susan Vinsonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful, Marjie! Wish my peacocks at Maryhill would have done this for me. Awesome shot ~:)

  • Thank you, Susan. I have visited the peacocks of Maryhill as well and fed them pieces of cookie out of my hands.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • MarianaEwa
    MarianaEwaover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful Peacock. Lovely capture.

  • Thankyou, Mariana. They were so very tame, would walk right up next to you.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 5 years ago

    marjorie ,this is a beautiful photo of a most regal of birds in nature. thanks for all the information on the lore or this bird LIZ

  • Thankyou so much, Liz for your kind words. It means to much to me.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!!!

  • Thank you very much.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 5 years ago

    Magnificent bird, and you have captured it so beautifully !

  • They were so tame. You could simply walk among them. A great experience to be there.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • MichaelTravis
    MichaelTravisover 5 years ago
    Such a majestic bird.This is done very well my friend. I love it!I’ve had a few of these on the old farm.What a character they are.LOL!MMMMMMMMMMMMMMWA!
  • Thank you very much, Michael. Yes, I would not have thought they would be so friendly, but there was food available for us to give to them. Great experience! xoxox

    – Marjorie Wallace

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