Friday, August 28, 2009

Peahen & Peacock: Chasing a couple!!!

It was an afternoon of a sun day and as usual I was killing time with my online friends and couple of glodflakes. Pre-monsoon breeze was trying to sooth the sunburn of Delhi NCR region. Suddenly, I heard the sound of peacock! It was loud and sharp...being sure that it is coming from very near, I came out of my room and found a couple in the roof of the next building! There was one male with a female walking here and there slowly on the roof.

Soon, I came with my camera and found the female one is still there in the roof. She was roaming absentmindedly as I was trying to capture her.




I was totally lost with the beauty she had! Feathers of her blue neck was sparkling in sunlight...She gave me enough time to press the shutter for few times before she went inside a neem tree.

Then I started looking for the male one. Strange! Where is he? In general a peacock don't let their mate go far alone during monsoon...Then where is he? I walked down in the street looking for him...

Finally I found him sitting on a roof of another house nearby!But it was out of the range of my camera.


After waiting some time with the hope that he would be kind to come closer to me, I realized that he has no such intention. So, I tried to get in the roof of another house to had a closer view...It was very funny when I found the house owner perplexed with our Hide & Seek game.

But, luck was not in mood to be pleased with me...when I managed to reach the roof top I found him sitting near the same neem tree which is just next to my room and where I found the female one.

Without spending an extra second I reached to our balcony. Alas! there was none apart from the neem tree!
It was a nice chasing but I failed to get them together!


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25 comments:

Anya said...

Amazing shots,
she is really a beauty :)

Sharodindu said...

Thanks a lot Anya for visiting and complementing!
Please keep visiting...

Ravi said...

Fabulous post...It seems that they were playing with you. While the female one kept you busy the male one get enough time to hide himself and in second round he gave his mate enough time to hide and finally both get vanished. I think they took shelter in the neem tree only.

Best of luck for next time!
:)

Sunny said...

They are still great pictures, even if not together. Beautiful colors.
Sunny ;)

Na.Su.Krishnan said...

May be the male was angry with you & fleed the place...He didn't like you appreciating his wife's beauty :)

wecognize said...

Hi Sharodindu,Very nice pics....they already put a big smile on my face.Animal behavior is even more unpredictable than man !! I know it can be very difficult to capture the best images specially when they are in a human society.At such times we need may be some one to assist us s0o that we don't loose a shot !

I hope the birds will come to you place again.... because I think they have habits like this specially if they get reinforced.

Thanks for capturing the beauty of nature and showing it all us all :)

flyingstars said...

Oh, lovely shots...can't forget the evergreen images of the peacock dancing in the rain with its hood up...bird photography is one of the toughest things...well done!

Sharodindu said...

@ Ravi-Thanks for stopping at my blog. yah they were playing with me..it was a really hectic chasing!May be you are right I will check trees carefully next time.

@ Sunny- your comments are always soothing :) Thanks for your complements!

@ Krishnan- Your point has some inherited validity ;)May be the male one was little jelous and then played a foul game with me! Thanks a lot for visiting!

@wecognize- Thanks for stopping at my blog! You are absolutely right. Wild animals become extremely alert when they found human at their vicinity. I too hope the the couple will revisit the place...I am just waiting for that event!

rainfield61 said...

I can't imagine seeing wild peacocks. I see them only in a zoo.

fufu said...

wow... great pictures for the first few pictures... she is really beautiful =p

Janie said...

Peacocks are very beautiful and a nice surprise to find one on your balcony.
Great capture of the female. Perhaps the pair will return together another day and pose for you.

magiceye said...

lovely tale! thoroughly enjoyable

George said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your chase of the shy peacock. I also enjoyed your wonderful pictures.

Tammie Lee said...

Your adventure is a fun read. Thank you for sharing. I can see myself doing the same thing you did.

Ratty said...

That's a fun story. I have had very similar things happen to me with birds. Even though you didn't get what you wanted, I bet you had fun trying.

Regina said...

Great shots!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Cool shots Sharodindu!

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cherie said...

very interesting post! wow! be careful jumping from one rof to another, though!

Glennis said...

They are beautiful birds, but rather noisy, they might come back and let you get a nice picture together. Nice story.

Sreddy Yen said...

Hey~! Thanks for the visit you paid to my blog. You take interesting pictures! Are there lots of free-roaming peacocks in India?

Sharodindu said...

Not lots of free peacock...but some wild peacock are still visible in northern part of India.
Thank you for visiting...

shooting star said...

some real nice shots of the peahen!!!...
and thats the exciting thing about photography especially nature n animal photgraphy.....the hide n seek!!!

Jaishree said...

Hi Sharodindu,
Thanks a lot for visiting and for your lovely complementing!

Wow! Amazing Pics! Really I enjoyed reading about your chase of the peacock.It bring big smile on my face.. Nice Post!Do visit often to my space:)

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the peacocks. They are such beautiful birds.

pranksygang said...

The pictures are gr8!! i love Peacock its one of my favorite birds!

And thanks for dropping your comments in my blog:)