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Peacocks are noisy birds, especially in mating season! During a visit to the Los Angeles County Arboretum, I had a great time photographing them and was lucky to capture this guy in mid-squawk. (Peafowl live free, not in cages, at the Arboretum and are protected species in the area around the gardens.) (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 300mm, f/8, 1/400 sec., ISO 100, afternoon sun)

Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Open Mouth” challenge in Local Critters group (September 2014)

Top 10 in “Peacocks” challenge in #1 Favorites group (July 2014)

Top 10 in “Wide open” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (April 2014)

Top 10 in “Want to say something?” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (May 2013)

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Open Beak” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (July 2012)

Top 10 in “May Image of the Month” challenge in Peace, Love & Tranquility group (June 2012)

Winner of “Blue Birds” challenge in Peace, Love & Tranquility group (May 2012)

Top 10 in “Proud Peacocks” challenge in Challenge Accepted group (February 2012)

Featured in I Love Birds (24 September 2011)

Featured in Elite Images (19 September 2011)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 3 years ago

    Greeting card

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    They are loud, aren’t they? .. and somehow it’s anything but a soothing sound… great photo of this colorful guy and the detail on that eye is terrific as well as that plumage.. with just a hint of sheen… very nicely captured, Celeste….

  • Thanks, Katherine! Yes, they are raucous characters. :) I like them even so for their great beauty.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AroonKalandy
    AroonKalandyover 3 years ago

    Lovely one…………

  • Thanks very much for the feature, Aroon. This is your national bird, so I’m glad you like my photo.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 3 years ago

    What a great capture . . . . . . .I can almost hear him (ouch)

  • Thanks, Teresa. These are beautiful birds but definitely noisy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26over 3 years ago

    Awesome capture …wonderful work

  • Thanks very much, Johanna!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Rensch
    Joy Renschabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous lighting, detail Celeste and of course your timing was perfect. :)

  • Thank you very much, Joy! I’m delighted to have this featured in your group!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • margotk
    margotkabout 3 years ago

    Stunning shot!

  • Thank you, Margot. I’m so glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    Many CONGRATS on your lovely feature, wonderful work

  • Andrea, thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Akrotiri
    Akrotiriabout 3 years ago

    Stunning. They’re screechy though aren’t they? Lucky they’re good looking ;-). Great timing and lighting on this – You must have been patient. Well woth it though, what a cracking shot. Beautiful.

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