Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Elegant 102:365



We've been to Blackbrook zoological park today - with a voucher from Groupon. They have mainly birds- owls, storks, pelicans, vultures, flamingos etc. There were also several peacocks. A long time ago it was one of my ambitions to take a photo of a peacock displaying his tail feathers and it took me a long time to get a photo. Today the peacocks were shaking their tail feathers all over the place. One did have 2 peahens to impress.

This particular peacock was sitting in with the meerkats. They would run around in a group- leaving one on sentry duty. Then one particularly naughty meerkat would leap on the back of this poor peacocks tail feathers and bite them. It took him a while to figure out what they were doing- but eventually he started parading his tail feathers - and shaking them at the meerkats!

I always think they look so elegant when they have their tail feathers on show- and think of them as an old fashioned gent would wear top hat and tails when accompanying his date! So he's my choice for today. I'm not actually that happy with my photos from today.Guy and I took both slr cameras out with us. His are MILES better than mine- and my photos with my little camera are better aswell. So I'm going to download his photos aswell and then pick a few of the best to get printed.

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  1. You are so lucky to have got that photo. It's beautiful. I remember having spent hours in front of a peacock and trying to get him showing his feathers, but he didn't want to know anything about it !

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    1. Anne- it's a shame you weren't there today. It must be the 'season' for peacocks- because EVERY peacock we saw shook his tail feathers more than once!!!

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  2. That is an amazing photo. Sorry about your pics from today, it can be so frustrating sometimes.

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  3. SO elegant, great shot even if you weren't happy with it :) xx Jen

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  4. that is a beautiful photo kim... where is this park?? close enough to take my lot there? they are starting to drive me insane LOL

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    1. It's about 6 miles from Alton Towers Picxie. It's in Leek, Staffordshire- although it wasn't too far from where we stayed in Derbyshire.

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