I was so looking forward to photographing the peacocks at the zoo last week while on the third grade field trip. I took these lovely shots two years ago when my middle son was a third grader. I got so distracted taking these photos when the bird opened her full wing span that I actually lost track of one of the kids in our group for a few moments. Luckily she was quickly recovered, lagging behind in the reptile house, having been a dreamy slow-poke all day. She had already been nearly left several times as we moved throughout the zoo from exhibit to exhibit. (Regardless, I felt awful!) I quickly bought everyone in our group ice-cream and held tight to the little girls hand for the rest of the trip. Surprisingly,:) they let me chaperon this same field trip again this year with Gabriel's third grade class, but more beautiful wing span shots were not to be. Sadly, every peacock we came upon remained closed tight.
Believe it or not very little editing was done to these original peacock photos taken two years ago. The body of the bird is really this vivid blue. Gorgeous. And, hopefully a perfect picture for me to join in with the mid-week blues at:http://thedustycellar.blogspot.com/.