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At the Auburn Botanic Gardens in Sydney NSW Australia last weekend to get some images for the Gardens In Focus comp and I came upon this magnificent chap. He was putting on a great show however I feel it was for the nearby female and not me :(

Nikon D700 70-200 f2.8 handheld
ISO 800 f14 @ 190mm 1/100th sec

Featured in: The Male Photographer 1 Feb 12


peacock, plumage, colours, feathers, auburn botanic gardens, ian english

I’m a Sydney based photographer. Photographic interests are the outdoors, people, action, HDR and creative works as well as pretty much everything I guess.

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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Ian..catch up in a few days..

  • Cheers Waz, appreciate it mate !!!

    – Ian English

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 2 years ago

    gorgeous capture and crop ian … love how the head and body are sharp while the tail feathers suggest movement … perfect done!!

  • Thank you very much m’dear, happy with this one :))

    – Ian English

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishover 2 years ago

    Amazing colours Ian x

  • Cheers Di xx

    – Ian English

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 2 years ago

    Stunning capture Ian!

  • Thanks a lot Gerry, love your peacock as well :))

    – Ian English

  • Rodney Williams
    Rodney Williamsover 2 years ago

    Great detail on the bird. Color is awesome.

  • Thanks so much Rodney. Don’t know how well this would print as some of the colour is out of gamut !!

    – Ian English

  • Kymie
    Kymieover 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured

  • Thanks Kymie :))

    – Ian English

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Thanks Francis :))

    – Ian English

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 2 years ago

    I think you might have been right! It’s a wonderful display, however :)

  • Cheers Mel :)

    – Ian English

  • chili
    chiliover 2 years ago

    Brilliant! colours are excellent, wouldnt it be great if we could do something like this to impress the ladies?

  • Thanks chili, some guys make a pretty good attempt but maybe not this colourful LOL

    – Ian English

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...over 2 years ago

    Fantastic work!!!

  • Thanks a lot Paul !!

    – Ian English

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