Sunday, June 10, 2012

The last post from our trip to the Calgary Zoo.
This trip we found ourselves knee deep in Peacocks
I never did figure out how many they had, they
seemed to be everywhere.

So a post in memory of Argus faithful servant of
Hera tasked with watching Io daughter of Inachus
( changed by Zeus into a heifer to fool his wife )
After Argus is slain by Hermes Hera places his
one hundred eyes into the tail of a peacock.




What I really tried to capture was the
variety of the feathers and the sheer size
and weight, a lot to carry.







And the object of everyone's affection.




"And I remembered the cry of the peacocks.

The colors of their tails
Were like the leaves themselves
Turning in the wind,
In the twilight wind.
They swept over the room,
Just as they flew from the boughs of the hemlocks
Down to the ground.
I heard them cry -- the peacocks."

from

Domination Of Black
              Wallace Stevens


8 comments:

Julie G. said...

Wonderful photographs of a most beautiful bird! You did a great job capturing the various striking colors and feather patterns. A gorgeous sight, indeed!

Jan Roseneder said...

Beautiful! Thanks Guy - now I'll have to go down and check them out.

Guy said...

Hi Julie

Thanks for your kind comments. I did have a number of models to choose from so that really helped and they were in their full glory.

Regards
Guy

Guy said...

Hi Jan

Yes they were about as nice as I have every seen them. Well worth a visit.

Guy

sandy said...

The colors are so pretty! I don't think I have seen one up close.

Guy said...

HI Sandy

I have never gotten such a good look before. I think they were at their peak, I also think the fact that the one large male was elevated helped. And of course I often capture things while I am taking photographs that I normally miss. I am glad you liked them.

They were spectacular.
Thanks Guy

Kelly said...

Wow! Your photos of the peacocks are wonderful. I love the colors you captured and the poses as well.

Guy said...

Hi Kelly

Thanks it was a good day for Peacocks I have to admit.

Guy