Fine Art Giclée Print
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DATE RELEASED March 2020
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€75.00 – €395.00
With its massive tail of plume feathers and iridescent colours, the Peacock has long fascinated us. What makes the peacock’s plume so brilliant? Microscopic “crystal-like structures” that reflect different wavelengths of light depending on how they’re spaced, resulting in bright fluorescent colours. A peacock’s tail feathers can reach up to six feet long and make up about 60 percent of its body length.
When a peacock fans its plume for the ladies during mating season, its feathers quiver, emitting a low-frequency sound inaudible to human ears. Depending on whether they want to attract females from far away or up close, they can change the sound by shaking different parts of their feathers.
A female peacock (Peahen) has special sensors in her crest that allow her to feel the vibrations of mate who may be located far away. The feathers are "tuned to vibrate at the exact same frequencies at which a displaying peacock rattles his tail." Whenever a male peacock fans his tail, he shakes it at a rate of 26 times a second, creating a pressure-wave that literally rattles the female's head for attention.
The making of "Plume"