I’m sure I looked quite silly chasing a peacock and trying to get a close-up capture of his glorious tail plumage. Then again, I’ve done it so many times, as these birds are not at all interested in standing still for photographers – but still I persist. This gorgeous eye spot belongs to one of the hundreds of peacocks who live in the open, not caged, at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. Persistence pays off. :) (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 215mm [430mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/6.3, 1/250 sec., ISO 100, open shade, handheld)
Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (July 2012)
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