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Peacock in the 'hood

Visitor to my street last week. The above pics were taken over two days -- one at sunset with good light, one on an overcast day. Thus, the difference in the lighting. 

I used my Nikon Df and the Nikon 70-300 telephoto. I also strategically used some pumpkin seeds, which seemingly persuaded the peacock to fluff his feathers. Yes, I know. I shouldn't be feeding the wildlife. Guilty as charged. 

Peacocks are tough to shoot. They're jump. Their heads are tiny and it's easy to miss focus and instead focus on the feathers. I used single point focus and the high burst setting on the shutter.  I screwed about half my shots. 

None of these pics are remotely original. But it was fun to sit a few feet in front of a peacock with a good camera in hand while not getting my eyes pecked out. 

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