Flagrant Flirting

It’s hard not to be mesmerized when a male peacock opens his rear fan of blue and green feathers and shimmies that train for attention. This dandy must have smelled a nearby female to reveal his glory and prowess. Apparently, the number of eyespots in a male’s train will predict his mating success.  This fellow must get lucky a lot.

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A Feather Shake to Draw Her Attention

I was several feet from his show and did my best to capture his feathers with focus.  The motion blur I captured displays how his torso remained incredibly still while his rear waved around with amazing muscular control. I am so envious of that incredible core strength. If I were a peahen, I wouldn’t have been able to resist that flirtation.

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