This is the time of year for male peacocks to strut their stuff. This guy was all excited about the pea hen which was, you guessed it, totally ignoring him. After many turns, curtseys, shakes, screams, and dances, she continued to ignore him. Isn’t that just the way it is?



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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful colorful capture Jannelle

  • Thank you very much Larry! Like the new banner!

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 3 years ago

    great one Joe! sharp and colorful. well done xx

  • Thank you Manon. It’s hard to miss with these incredible creatures.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Tracy66
    Tracy66over 3 years ago

    Very handsome and very proud.! Have you ever seen a female with her feathers up?

  • Good question!?! The only time I have seen their feathers up is when one is running for her life to keep a male away. These displays are not loving and tender. Those iridescent feathers betray a hot, hot, hot temperament.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Tracy66
    Tracy66over 3 years ago

    I took one of your feathers, hope you don’t mind.

  • Beauty is to be shared…

    – Joe Jennelle

  • That’s what peacock love is all about.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • MaryLouF
    MaryLouFover 3 years ago

    Lovely photo of the plumage.

  • Thank you MaryLou, they are special creatures.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • GardenJoy
    GardenJoyover 3 years ago

    As many peacocks as I’ve photographed, I’ve never gotten one to raise his feathers. Lovely catch.

  • If you have a pea hen or two around, you will see raised feathers all day. lol Thank you.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Conoro
    Conoroover 3 years ago

    I’m not sure that anything can match the beauty of the peacock when he shows off Joe. This is a magnificent capture and the way you’ve cropped it is just perfect :-)

  • Thank you so much Constance. I am fortunate to live near a wonderful place with probably 50 peacocks living in huge oak trees, roaming around freely on 500 undeveloped acres. After some practice, I decided that I wanted an angular shot where the concavity of the display would create depth and maximum exposure of the geometry of this amazing bird. Coloration is out of this world and the geometry is often overlooked. I appreciate your noticing!

    – Joe Jennelle

  • My eyes get trapped in that almost vertical line at the center (greatest depth) of the display.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Sarah Vernon
    Sarah Vernonover 3 years ago


  • Thank you Sarah!

    – Joe Jennelle

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