Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fake Snail And Real Peahen


Giant ceramic snail by Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro (1846-1905) at the Bordallo Pinheiro Garden, Lisbon

20 comments:

San said...

Oh my this is sooo cool. Love this shot.

Have a great day.

Olivier said...

la céramique est parfaite, j'ai cru en ouvrant ton blog que c’était un vrai ;)

Sharon said...

The peahen doesn't seem worried!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful angle in this picture!The snail is very interesting!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shot, beautiful bird and blue skies and I love your composition with the snail! Hope your week is going well, JM!

Sylvia

crocrodyl said...

Hehe:) This snail looks like real:)

cieldequimper said...

Lol, for a minute I thought you had oversize snails!

VP said...

An interesting couple...

Andrew Fulton said...

Haha! a wonderful capture...

Art said...

You did it again..it's so nice!

NixBlog said...

Oh! I thought it was the attack of the giant snails before I read your caption. Great capture!

Lowell said...

That is too much! "It's so funny," said the turkey!

I like the thing but what possesses someone to do a huge snail in ceramic? Maybe snails had a special significance in the 19th century?

RedPat said...

That snail is incredible - and to have lasted this long. Do they take it in during winter? I'm in awe.

flutietootie said...

The comparison of size is wonderful.

La Mode Operandi said...

What a great photo! I wonder what the peacock was thinking?

Randy said...

I'm glad that not a real snail or that bird would have been in trouble.

Babzy said...

The peahen doesn't seem to pay attention to this huge snail ;)

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love the peahen's topnot.

Jarart said...

This is being in the right place at the right time! Great capture.

Kathy said...

I love these birds. They really know how to strut their stuff!