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It matter of being in the right place at the right time with the right lighting when a male peacock decided to open its feathers to impress a female peacock. - May 2008
My husband Rich and I took a drive and ended up at a small zoo in Bordentown, NJ. Luckily I had my camera with me as suddenly a male peacock decided to strut its feathers to impress a female.
I was fortunate as in addition to having my camera, I had good lighting. I apologize for the copyright notice, it is distracting, but sadly too many people help themselves and I don’t want another situation where something ends up on coffee mugs.
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This is the female being woo’ed.
And like many females, she watched as the male strutted, shook it feathers, and did everything possible to win her attention.
The male is quite beautiful, and he often doesn’t look real.
From the back he is just as attractive, albeit less colorful.
I have several others (okay, I’ve about 60 of ‘em), many that I happy with (and, who knows, maybe will make it into a quilt).
While I was busy photographing the peacocks, I noticed Rich was busy feeding monkeys, camels, wolves, and other animals. Here he is with some happy wolves. Gorgeous animals!
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