Thursday, July 23, 2009

The White Peacock

My friend and I were surprised by this white peacock (actually, I think it was a peahen) while visiting the garden beside the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York. Her companion, flaunting much bolder colors, chose not to model for me as she did.

The white peacock/hen is frequently mistaken for an albino, but it is a color variety of Indian Blue Peacock.

Tomorrow, it's on to Pennsylvania.

This photo comes to you courtesy of my cyberfriend Bob in Nevada, who managed to salvage photos I had somehow saved on cd in a format I could not open! Thanks again, Bob.

12 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Fabulous looking bird! Looks like she's wearing a wedding dress with a huge, long train!

Kate said...

Wow! Beautiful bird and beautiful capture.

Ribbon said...

Beautiful...
I very much enjoy your photos.

Ribbon :)

Shadow said...

She's beautiful!

Alexa said...

How nice of this beautiful "bridal" bird to pose for you! Though I'm pretty sure it wasn't that easy—and you deserve much credit for this fab capture.

Mirela said...

What a beautiful peacock! I don't think I've ever seen a white one... Great shot!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what a stunning pose from the penhen...

bfarr said...

It was sooo nice of her to pose for you. She is quite lovely.

marley said...

Looks like a ghostly bird bride! Great photo.

Tamera said...

I love that. How pretty!

Jilly said...

How utterly fabulous. Never seen a peacock or peahen this colour. Thanks for explaining it's not an albino.

Babooshka said...

What a beauty. I am so envious. Even posing.