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Shake Shake Shake...
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Shake Shake Shake...
Shake Shake Shake...
...Shake Your Booty

When mating season comes, the peacock puts on a show to attract the peahen. The peacock raises his long colorful tail feathers into the air and shakes them. The shaking of his tail feathers sounds like leaves rustling in the wind. The peacock faces the peahen, with his rustling tail feathers and follows her around making loud mating calls.

I sat down on the ground. Trying to blend in, I watched in amazement. I stayed for over an hour and took hundreds of exposures! I wanted to capture the male peacock shaking his tail feathers.

Captured June 1, 2010


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Alex T. Mizuno
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    Brilliant Donna! The contrast between the still head and his tail feathers in motion is just wonderfully photogenic! Great work!!!

11/15/2010 12:30:58 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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I agree with Alex Donna - just brilliant!!!!

11/15/2010 12:32:37 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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An amazing capture, Donna...it must have been so interesting to watch!

11/15/2010 12:28:59 AM


Thank you Alex, Renee and Patti!!

11/15/2010 3:22:32 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Wow..excellent shot!

11/15/2010 4:13:25 AM

 
Joy Rector
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gorgeous

11/15/2010 4:14:56 AM

 
John Benway
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Amazing color and detail Donna, and beautifully presented.
John

11/15/2010 4:24:39 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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What a Great portrait Donna - Your effort really paid off!! Jeff

11/15/2010 4:36:15 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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What an excellent shot Donna. Love the sharpness and the blur together.

11/15/2010 4:53:35 AM

 
Yulianto Soeroso
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clarity beautiful shake like dancing with fan hahah

11/15/2010 5:09:56 AM

 
Kathy Cline
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OMG GO FOR IT!!! Just look at that super sharp shot and EYE CATCHING!!!!
Love it Donna! His eye is perfection!!! I hope this wins an award!! Have a blessed day!

11/15/2010 5:12:28 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Excellent work and very "out of the box" - Great execution Donna.
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11/15/2010 6:01:20 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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They are fun to capture at this time....wonderful job!

11/15/2010 6:05:44 AM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Outstanding capture of this beautiful bird, Donna; great timing with the shaking tail feathers!

11/15/2010 7:52:26 AM

 
Ann Coates
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This is brilliant Donna, the sharp tack peacock with the motion of the tail feathers. I too love to watch the peacocks and have seen and heard them rattling their tail feathers on many occasions, a fascinating sight indeed.

11/15/2010 8:17:03 AM

 
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Fantastic capture Donna!, Well done!,
Amalia

11/15/2010 12:59:08 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks again for all of your wonderful comments.

I sat for over an hour and took hundreds of exposures! The timing was the hardest part!

Take care,

Donna

11/15/2010 1:28:58 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Terrific motion Donna, great colors

11/15/2010 3:22:32 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Wonderful representation of these great birds Donna! This is terrific!!

11/15/2010 4:31:07 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW...this is sooooooo AWESOME, Donna!! The movement of the feathers created a wonderful backdrop. GORGEOUS!!! Deb

11/29/2010 4:09:29 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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The movement of the feathers makes this so cool, Donna! Great capture! And I bet that male wasn't very distracted (you spent over an hour near him). They are so single minded while this is going on! Perfect description, just like leaves rustling!

12/18/2010 7:39:13 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Nice sense of motion Donna.

5/30/2011 10:10:32 AM

 
John Connolly
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Your patience was rewarded with this great shot Donna! What a fabulous image, well done!

3/9/2012 1:23:53 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on this AWESOME finalist Donna!! I love the movement in this one.

4/28/2013 4:03:26 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats again, Donna! Great image and wonderful story of the capture!

Best wishes for the next round!
Debby

4/28/2013 4:45:57 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Perfection! Congratulations once again Donna!

4/28/2013 5:52:18 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

4/29/2013 1:01:12 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Congratulations, Donna!

4/29/2013 7:25:27 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for all of your congratulatory wishes!!!! This is a favorite, of my peacock images. It has sentimental value!

Donna

4/29/2013 8:01:52 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist again Donna!!

4/29/2013 10:19:06 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulation Donna on this fabulous finalist.

4/29/2013 11:06:25 AM

 
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