E.J.Wilkins

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Grumpy peacock


Taken in the gardens of the - Taylors Port - house in Porto, July 2007. This peacock had a reputation, and was beginning to live up to it, hence the hasty shot! He was indeed very grumpy.

The words below the picture were cut and pasted from an information leaflet which was on all the tables - to makes sure all visitors knew not to get too close.
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Grumpy peacock


Taken in the gardens of the - Taylors Port - house in Porto, July 2007. This peacock had a reputation, and was beginning to live up to it, hence the hasty shot! He was indeed very grumpy.

The words below the picture were cut and pasted from an information leaflet which was on all the tables - to makes sure all visitors knew not to get too close.
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comments (16)

You are officially getting 'the look'.
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2008, 01:49
Beautiful! Love the effect of sun on his shiny feathers! Very nice shot!
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • 26 Jan 2008, 03:30
I recognize that look ... I used to get it from my daughter right before her bedroom door used to slam!
He may be grumpy but he is beautiful. Nice capture.
  • liam
  • South Africa
  • 26 Jan 2008, 04:51
temperamental Males! so typical no?! Love the sign. Wonder how many people ignore it and get bitten
Grumpy old men ... noisy assertive ... oppinionated ... Hmmm where have I heard that before? richard ;-)
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2008, 09:19
HA! I know some people who should wear such a sign on their chest, Ellie! Too funny. I guess you were one lucky lady to snap and then get out of the way. smile
Beautyful capture Ellie. I like the lighting
  • Astrid
  • the Netherlands
  • 26 Jan 2008, 14:10
This is humor Ellie, love animals with an attitude, we have too, so why not this beautiful animal, he warned you I just saw, I think you were very lucky to come in so close!!! Great job here, love the colors (do you notice that it is always the man that is grumpy grin)
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Jan 2008, 15:10
Great photo looks like this bird live up to reputaion
what a beautiful capture! Too bad he is so grumpy.. I wonder why!!
He does look a miserable sod! Great fun ellie
lol! I love it, Ellie. (:o)
Nice Peacock shot.
  • clarence
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2008, 22:13
That is a majestic bird and you have captured it accordingly.
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 26 Jan 2008, 22:34
Beautiful one !!! In France we say that what he says is LEON LEON !!!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Jan 2008, 01:56
Very funny post, Ellie. If the folks brought in a couple of peahens for him, then his disposition would probably improve dramatically.

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