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!
As promised, a picture of the red anemone flowering at home and complimenting the blue anemome that I posted previously.
Camera settings: f/5.0, 1/80, ISO100 Lens Settings: f/2.8, 105mm Sigma macro lens Camera: D7000
A tulip from my garden. I love the hint of yellow on the deep colours of the tulip suggesting a flame!
Camera Settings: ISO100, f/10, 1/20 Lens: 105mm f/2.8 Sigma macro lens Camera: Nikon D7000
I almost walked over this poor little hedgehog this morning! In November – fancy that! The fact that it went totally still and pretended to be part of the background didn’t help at all..
Also known as christmas cactus (but it is flowering here in Cambridge just in time for Thanksgiving), Schlumbergera’s are a strange sort of cactus plants. They have stems that look like leaf-like pads connected to one another. The flowers form at the terminal end of the plant. I grew mine from a small two segment section taken from a friends house and popped into a pot.
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Nikon D7000, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro Lens ISO400, f/13, 3 seconds