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Soo wishing I had a bigger (than 3x) zoom ( on my fuji finepix A500 compact) when I saw this amazing sight high in a tree on an early knoydart walk…. !

This fine peacock was performing his leisurely morning ablutions up there on his giddy roost about 30 ’ above me which mainly involved his head being under his wing for large chunks of time.. so I was really lucky to get this…

See other knoydart shots for more detail of this amazing area, like the series of 3 pics on heartbeat ridge , perfect anchorage
and morning gems.

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Hi! I’m lucky enough to live in the beautiful Scottish Borders and love trying to capture a moment to savour…
Thanks so much for looking
Cheers
Maggie
:)))

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  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 6 years ago

    Wow..what a capture maggie!!!! I could imagine why you are wishing you had a bigger zoom but hey i think you have done a marvellous job of catching him in his surroundings just the same!

  • reflector
    reflectorover 6 years ago

    A great capture – it really shows th patterns of the tail very well ! Great tonal range too !

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 6 years ago

    Wow, i have only ever seen them on the ground …

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 6 years ago

    hey that is just so beautiful…. amazing birds ….. so extravangant…….

  • joak
    joakover 6 years ago

    great shot …ye should have called the fire brigade tae get him doon

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldover 6 years ago

    Wow, great !

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 6 years ago

    I have never seen one up that high before Maggie.
    Well captured.

  • flame7
    flame7over 6 years ago

    WOW!! Wonderful Maggie!! You lucky thing you!!! :)

  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...over 6 years ago

    great handling of lighting!! that was a tough shot im sure, and what a find..lucky!! glad you took advantage of it

  • thanks so much everyone ! yes chris I did get a crick in my neck – it was just so gripping watching him preen and ruffle his feathers and and check and recheck his wingpit … teehee.. then of course he flew down to show off to his mate in front of a blossom laden tree..
    ;)

    – dinghysailor1

  • JLDunn
    JLDunnover 6 years ago

    I love peacocks! Great shot…

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