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King of the Castle

By Philip_H
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,

Tags: Peacock Bird Feathers Warwick castle Warwick Warwickshire Pets and captive animals Peacock garden

Voters: marcb103, jovanovic, JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY and 41 more

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User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 5:58PM
Lovely detailed capture

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Franko59 6 3 2 England
7 Jun 2013 6:06PM
Cracking frame filler, great composition and detail!!,,,, Ian
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
7 Jun 2013 6:16PM
Wonderful frame filler; worth the runaround Smile
Suzicoo 6 481 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 6:36PM
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
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 7:11PM
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.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Jun 2013 7:22PM
Oh, My! what a fine frame filler! This is superb!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 7:25PM
How wonderful....he is looking kinda grumpy
7 Jun 2013 7:38PM
Great frame filler, nice detail
7 Jun 2013 7:41PM
Superb capture. He looks so proud!!!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2024 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 8:14PM
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!
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 8:31PM
Absolutely beautiful Philip - worth the tussle with this chap for such a fine image. Love it.
jdinne 15 16 England
7 Jun 2013 8:37PM
Excellent frame filler Phillip.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Jun 2013 9:17PM
A frame filling crop of the feathers, Philip. Very effective and the neck well placed within.

xwang 9 56 8
7 Jun 2013 10:55PM
That's really beautiful.. wonderfully taken and nice crop..
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
8 Jun 2013 7:14AM
Excellent, Philip. I love the angle.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2013 12:31PM
A super image, well captured, a great cropSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

8 Jun 2013 5:22PM
Wonderful full frame filler
8 Jun 2013 9:40PM
Stunning frame filler Philip..Lin
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 9:07PM
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
Source 7
18 Jun 2013 10:57PM
Beautiful capture
Wonderful frame filler,, excellent capture ..well done

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