Archive for June 4th, 2012

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Jun
12

Peacock & Peafowl (Tattoos & Fly Fishing)

There is a fascination with Peacock feathers in fly tying and fly fishing. It is a beautiful bird, a male bird. Did you know that the actual bird is a Peafowl? The male is the Peacock and the female is the Peahen. The Peafowl is the national bird of India. And, the Peacock’s plumage is the subject of many tattoo designs, particularly for women.

Even this old peacock piece was tucked away in my deceased uncle’s shop, up on a shelf amidst his tools, reloading dies and cigar boxes. He was a fly fisher and this was apparently symbolic to him.

Peafowl are omnivorous and roost in trees when not foraging for reptiles, amphibians and plant parts. (learn more here about Peafowl/Peacocks)

04
Jun
12

The Bull…A Photograph in the Dark

I was recently traveling on a back road on the East side of Mt. Hood. It was about dark and the silhouette of the mountain against the fading light seemed to have possibilities for a photograph. I took a few shots. As I turned to enter the rig next to a fence line, I sensed movement beside me. I looked but could not gain my depth perception at first. When I did, a large, dark face stared at me. The passive face stayed that way as I snapped a shot. I messed with the exposure so you could enjoy the big guy’s head.

The shot of Mt. Hood on the East side. The shot didn’t turn out as I had envisioned.

The Bull chewing his grass. Not the best shot but still the chance meeting over a fence line at last light was ‘fun’. Being a city boy who escapes to the country for sanity, I am not familiar or at ease around car size critters.




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