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{This Moment} – 18 May 2012

A Friday ritual. A single photo capturing a moment. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


It’s just kind of strange. You just don’t see this every day. I get a lot of stray everything, but never a stray peacock. ~ Michelle Sherman

{This Moment} is a ritual found on Soule Mama which was introduced to me by Sarah-Jane of Samuel Michaels Photography. If you find yourself touched by a Moment and would like to participate, post your picture on a Friday and leave your link in the comments section.

May you be inspired – every day!


  1. G Angela G Angela May 21, 2012

    Surprising corinne, never heard of peacock at your place, lovely and a rare sight!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 21, 2012

      It’s something new, Janet. I think they come from the graveyard behind!

  2. melissa melissa May 20, 2012

    Truly fascinating BS! The last time I saw them was inside a zoo 😛

  3. Punam J R Punam J R May 19, 2012

    cute!! jaipur has a bunch of these birds in buildings early in the mornings. 🙂 A pretty sight.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 20, 2012

      I didn’t know that, Punam. This is a new sight in Secunderabad. Jaipur is on my list of cities to visit and not just because of the peacocks!

  4. Andy Andy May 19, 2012

    Dear Corinne,
    What a beautiful creature and a wonderful capture! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Sandra Tyler Sandra Tyler May 19, 2012

    Wow, that is odd! A moment you wouldn’t want to miss! And nice composition as well. Thank goodness for life’s surprising moments.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 20, 2012

      I was really glad I got this one, Sandra. Yes, don’t these surprises make life so exciting?

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 20, 2012

      It truly was, Mary. I’m looking forward to posting more ‘moments’ in the weeks ahead.

  6. rimly rimly May 19, 2012

    Where is this Corinne? Hyderabad? I have seen peacocks in Delhi but this. They are so beautiful aren’t they? Every time I see one I am mesmerized by them and imagine to see one frequenting your house…Lovely shot. Did you take it?

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 19, 2012

      Yes, Hyderabad, Rimly. A great sight to wake up to. Jose and I are fighting over who took the shot – we have four shots and since this one is the best, I’m claiming it 😉

  7. Susan Deborah Susan Deborah May 19, 2012

    A stray peacock?!?! Now, this is really strange. Where do you think s/he has strayed from? Lovely shot, Corinne and glad to see a moment here after a long time.

    Joy always,

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 19, 2012

      I suspect he and his companion strayed in from the unkempt graveyard behind my parents’ housing colony, Susan.

  8. Jan Neel Jan Neel May 19, 2012

    Wonderful shot, have a friend who has peacocks all around their place, one thing besides beauty is their volume…lol Perfect moment.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 19, 2012

      I would love to see your picture, Sofia. That must have been quite a sight!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 19, 2012

      They truly are, Shannon. Unfortunately he didn’t display the full beauty of his magnificent tail for us!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 19, 2012

      I wish I could share ‘mine’ with you, Linda. You’ll just have to come by and visit 😉

  9. femmefrugality femmefrugality May 18, 2012

    At the Pittsburgh zoo they let the peacocks have free range. They so fun to see…but I’ve never seen one in the wild!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 19, 2012

      The beauty is this was in a housing colony my parents live in – absolutely unexpected for us – but a regular feature for them now!

  10. Galen Pearl Galen Pearl May 18, 2012

    That’s great! Reminds me of the farm where I used to ride horses as a girl. They had a collection of exotic birds, including peacocks. So we’d be out there with our horses, and there were peacocks and strange chickens wandering around among the ponies. Great photo!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 19, 2012

      Glad it brought back memories, Galen. Now I’m fascinated with what you meant by ‘strange chickens’ 😉

      • Galen Pearl Galen Pearl May 20, 2012

        Ha! Well, they looked very exotic to me! Beautiful feathers of many colors, topnots on their heads, feathers on their feet. Oh yes, and there were pheasants and other exotic birds, too.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 19, 2012

      He flew, Nelieta. Thus busting the myth that peacocks don’t fly! 😉

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  12. Janaki Nagaraj Janaki Nagaraj May 18, 2012

    Is this in Hyderabad? We used to see a lot of them in Ahmedabad. :-)Elegant.

  13. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando May 18, 2012

    Wow! I love peacocks and this is a wonderful photo, Corinne!

  14. privytrifles privytrifles May 18, 2012

    Beautiful picture……such moments really make you pause and appreciate the beauty God has created around us!

    Thanks for sharing this lovely pic and giving us a chance to do that too 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 18, 2012

      Thanks, Privy. I feel exactly the way you do. God surprises us all the time!

  15. Melissa Melissa May 18, 2012

    Now that is a cool moment. Not something you see very often. Have a great weekend!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 18, 2012

      It’s something you see often if you live in my parents’ home – but only in the last few months, Melissa 😉

  16. Jessica Jessica May 18, 2012

    I’ve always loved peacocks…this one looks like an inquisitive one! Great moment!

  17. Jim Brandano Jim Brandano May 18, 2012

    That is something I have never seen.. on a roof ???lolol

  18. embracingitall embracingitall May 18, 2012

    I wonder if he could improve the tv reception! Certainly not something you would see everyday. Have a beautiful weekend. Jacinta

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 18, 2012

      I think he’s challenging the TV to a match to see whose display is better! So nice to have you visit, Jacinta!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 18, 2012

      David – I answered your question in my response to Savira. But we suspect that the peacocks come from a graveyard at the back of the colony my parents live in. This place is overgrown and we’ve often heard partridge calling. In the last few months, the peacocks have come visiting the colony every morning. They seem to go from one water tank to another.

  19. Savira Savira May 18, 2012

    Wondering what that antenna is all about! LOl

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 18, 2012

      This guy visits the house opposite my parents’ and sits on the water tank. We heard the sound of another peacock only to find one on the water of my parents’ house! Unfortunately, we couldn’t get a pic of him.

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