This picture was clicked at the Tadoba National Park, Chandrapur in Maharashtra, in June 2019. We were on an afternoon safari and watching out for a tiger. Suddenly, from our Gypsy, I noticed this peacock sitting on the tree, and asked the driver to stop.
It was a leafless tree, and the shape and pose of the bird was compelling. But there was harsh sunlight from behind; I quickly changed my camera settings and clicked this shot. For me, this composition, the form of the tree and the peacock in this pose, is really dramatic… like a beautiful graphic or painting on canvas.
Text and picture by: Sanjay D, member, RC Koregaon Park, RID 3131.