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Old Mar 23, 2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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A lovely day here it was yesterday, to be sure ! Topped out at 22C and sunny blue skies !

So not a day to be in work .. and of course I wasn't. No I prefer to be birding on days like that. However this bird is not one you'll typically find living close to the city unless it's as a guard bird or in a zoo. And in this case it was the later, the Shanghai Wild Animal Park. Anyway more of that later but this is the first of roughly 150 shots of have of this bright young thing right after I frightened his date off !

The fluorescent blues were amazing as we enter prime mating season - I even had to tone them down in PP as people would never believe they were real !

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Holy crap, that's amazing!
I only got a shot of a shield bug today lol
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Hi Kevin,

A VERY outstanding shot in every way!!!

I probably would have just stood there dumbfounded and missed it. . .

Great work!!!

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WOW that's quite a shot

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Wow is right. You framed it perfectly.
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Quite a display, and photograph.

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Yes indeed, that's an amazing shot.
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Fantastic shot! There were two peacocks at our hotel in Africa but I could not get them to display for me (I think they only do that for other peacocks). LOL

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Thank you very much for all your comments !

This was the first time I've seen/heard of a Peacock actually displaying to a human (after I'd accidentally chased his potential mate away) ! He not only faced me directly but also performed that full body 'shake' of all the feathers for me (which creates an interesting sound that is probably the reason behind it) that I'd seen him doing a few minutes earlier in front of his 'desired' !
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Perfect exposure & composition - what a visual treat!
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