Actually I was on my way to the Wood Anemones when I saw a Peacock which was flying around slowly at a pile of branches. I was not really interested in this Peacock as I have tried to photograph some butterflies earlier this week without any success. So I was just looking at this Peacock....but this ‘bastard’ stayed on one of the branches for a long time so I could not resist and started opening my photo backpack. Approaching the Peacock between the congestion of branches with the tripod was a patiently operation and of course he flew away by the time I wanted to make the first photo (that’s my fate as butterfly photographer).
My second attempt was successful. Not a dream photo but I’m glad that I photographed my first butterfly of 2012. After I had taken some photo’s I wanted an other composition but the Peacock did not.....he flew into the pile of branches, hiding from me. I took a few photo’s of him between the branches and packed my stuff.
By the time I was ready to leave I saw the Peacock again on a branch with open wings.....'bastard', I continued my way to the Wood Anemones!
Canon 7D; tripod; remote release; 180 mm, 1/60s at F8.0 and ISO100
Canon 7D; tripod; remote release; 180 mm, 1/25s at F9.0 and ISO100
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.