Male Peacock with tail open

84/366: Male Peacock

I had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful male peacock yesterday and the opportunity to capture his beauty and essence.  Named ‘Jewel’ – he surely is a jewel… Just watching him dance around and show off his beautiful tail and feathers is a day I will never forget.  The patterns and pure artistry in this animal’s design is absolutely astonishing and brilliantly breathtaking.  I was attempting to get as close as possible to Jewel by walking low to the ground and hiding behind trees and bushes.. I was honored to have him show me his tail open right in front of me about 10 feet away.  I captured this with my 85mm on the Nikon D810.