Photographer's Note

Went to the park today - it was 27C (amazing when it was about 5C a few days ago). There is a little animal farm for the kids where I saw this fabulous peacock with its tail wide opened. Not only was he gorgeous but he was shaking his tail at the hens around him. We thought that it was a mating parade but the hens weren't female peacocks but seemed to be some exotic kind of chicken. So maybe he was trying to scare them away of his territory or maybe he was just opened minded and didn't want to discriminate for a little racial difference.

I took about 30 shots, out of which 25 are good - unbelievable. I didn't know which one to post so I looked at the peacock theme and chose one of mine that was a little different composition. All my shots were taken through a fence so it was not always obvious and the peacock was moving around quite a bit chasing the hens and shaking his tail which made a funny sound, as if the feathers of his tail were dry rafia or hay rubbing one against the other.
Original shot, no cropping, no color modification, only resized, sharpened before saving for web.
And if you'r curious you will go look at the "backstage" side of this peacock at
backstage on TL

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Additional Photos by Nina de Villeneuve (ninadev) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1607 W: 527 N: 524] (5377)
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