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Well this fine chap gave me the right run around, much to the amusement of several onlookers!

He started off with his back to me and every time I moved round to the front of him he would start to turn his back on me again and again, no matter which way round I went. With perseverance, I eventually got this shot. I guess he was either shy or he just didn't fancy me! Blush

The shot was taken in the Peacock Garden in the grounds of Warwick castle, Warwickshire.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Alpha Male'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 May 2013 - 12:14 PM
Focal Length:15.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/3.4
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:King of the Castle
Username:Philip_H Philip_H
Uploaded:7 Jun 2013 - 5:47 PM
Tags:Bird, Feathers, Peacock, Peacock garden, Pets / captive animals, Warwick, Warwick castle, Warwickshire
Votes:44

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Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1298 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 - 5:58 PM

Lovely detailed capture

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Franko59
Franko59  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 6:06 PM

Cracking frame filler, great composition and detail!!,,,, Ian

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 6:16 PM

Wonderful frame filler; worth the runaround Smile
Rende

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Suzicoo
Suzicoo e2 Member 2428 forum postsSuzicoo vcard United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 - 6:36 PM

Cracking shot, persistence paid offSmile
I remember being stalked by a male peacock once, don't know why he picked on me, needless to say I didnt stay in his close proximityTongue
Suzicoo

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1073 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 7:11 PM

I love the way you have placed the subject in the square. Just a tiny regret - that you have clipped the bottom of the throat. Otherwise magnificent.
Moira

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 7:22 PM

Oh, My! what a fine frame filler! This is superb!

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barbarahirst
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7 Jun 2013 - 7:25 PM

How wonderful....he is looking kinda grumpy

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stephens55
7 Jun 2013 - 7:38 PM

Great frame filler, nice detail

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
7 Jun 2013 - 7:41 PM

Superb capture. He looks so proud!!!
Effrossini

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8806 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1636 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 8:14 PM

This is a beautiful image, Philip, with the head offset in the frame, and a slight angle on the display.
I have read that it's actually the tail and backside of the feathers that is meant to attract potential mates and that, when in full display, peacocks will often slowly turn in a circle, in order to show off their backsides in as many directions as possible.
So, he really DID fancy youTongue!

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 8:31 PM

Absolutely beautiful Philip - worth the tussle with this chap for such a fine image. Love it.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
7 Jun 2013 - 8:37 PM

Excellent frame filler Phillip.

John

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 9:17 PM

A frame filling crop of the feathers, Philip. Very effective and the neck well placed within.

Dave

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 10:55 PM

That's really beautiful.. wonderfully taken and nice crop..

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2013 - 7:14 AM

Excellent, Philip. I love the angle.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2013 - 12:31 PM

A super image, well captured, a great cropSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
8 Jun 2013 - 5:22 PM

Wonderful full frame filler

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2013 - 9:40 PM

Stunning frame filler Philip..Lin

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carper123 e2 Member 396 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 9:07 PM

Hi, Phillip, a cracking image, a difficult subject as well. Luv your composition, colours and detail are wonderful. Sorry to have missed so many of your wonderful pictures.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile

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Source
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18 Jun 2013 - 10:57 PM

Beautiful capture
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Michaela_Solway

Wonderful frame filler,, excellent capture ..well done

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