Proud as a peacock!

On that particular day in Barcelona at the zoo, there were a few proud peacocks (Pavo cristatus) strutting their stuff to very disinterested peahens! Growing up in India, the peacock was a relatively common sight, and their plaintive calls at sunset time during summers usually heralded possible rain!

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Bible stories in Barcelona

Details of carvings on one of the gigantic doors on the passion facade of that Antoni Gaudi classic – La Sagrada Familia. The carvings portray different stories from the bible. This structure has been under construction since the 1880. More fantastic pictures from this basilica to follow soon!

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Details of carvings on the door of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Please click on the picture for more viewing options on Flickr.

Red anemone

As promised, a picture of the red anemone flowering at home and complimenting the blue anemome that I posted previously.

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Camera settings: f/5.0, 1/80, ISO100
Lens Settings: f/2.8, 105mm Sigma macro lens
Camera: D7000

Christmas Cactus

This Schlumbergera truncata in my home is still flowering, well into April when I was expecting this to begin to set new branches for the coming year!

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Schlumbergera truncata – See Flickr for more viewing options

Technical details:

f/7.1, 1/30 second, ISO100, 105mm f/2.8 Sigma macro lens, Nikon D7000