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Indian Peafowl

Indian Peafowl
Photographed byIan Wilson on Mon 8th Oct, 2018 and uploaded on Mon 29th Oct, 2018 .
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ID32410
CommentPeafowl were introduced to the Cataract Gorge in the late 1890s and are now a self-sustaining feral population. I was in the Gorge for the Tasmanian endemics and at the end of the day encountered an adult male peacock trying to impress a nonchalant female. He tried so hard with his circling, shimmering display that after 30 mins I could see he was panting for breath and near exhausted. It was an irresistible photo-opportunity and a most memorable encounter. This is the imperious-looking female, just as beautiful as the male in an under-stated way.
EquipmentCanon 1DxII + 400 mm f/4 DO II + 1.4x III extender, hand-held.
Manual, spot metering, AI Servo spot AF, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO 2000.
Processed using DPP4 and PSE14 with Neat Image plug-in.
LocationCataract Gorge, Launceston (Tasmania)
Keywordsfemale, adult
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