Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dos Turkeys


A couple of wild turkeys took an afternoon stroll through my brother's backyard while we were there on vacation. They definitely aren't what I'd call handsome up close, but during spring mating season they are rather impressive in full strut.


1/40 sec. f/8 ISO 500



21 comments:

Meggie said...

I once read ugly can be beautiful, even when it is not pretty...Earlier this year I was able to photograph a large group of wild turkeys in the pasture. Two males were "strutting their stuff". They are fascinating to watch. As usual, great photos!

Kerri Farley said...

Such a UNIQUE looking bird :) GREAT captures!

eileeninmd said...

Cool closeups of the Turkeys, Brian!

Terri said...

Nice shots Brian, but they sure are ugly birds!

Joe said...

Turkeys really are ugly closeup.

Pam =) said...

Love those iridescent turkey feathers- Great captures Brian!

Jan n Jer said...

You got me thinking about Thanksgiving!! LOL Great shots

TexWisGirl said...

that nose hair thing is pretty awful, but love their metallic sheen!

once saw a window display in NYC of a turkey made out of silver spoons and other cutlery (it was thanksgiving weekend). that's what i think of every time i see a photo of that shine. :)

Sally in WA said...

Nice shots, Brian. We have lots of wild turkeys around our house and you are right. They aren't always the prettiest of birds.

Karen said...

They do have vice colouration though!

Debbie said...

must be a "tween" with all those pimples!!

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful images Brian.. a face only a mother could love.

Andee said...

Not pretty at all.

Gary said...

Good close Ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Not handsome - but beautiful glossy feathers! Great photos.

Pamela Gordon said...

They are a very homely bird but fun to see them in the wild.

Linda said...

Great captures!

Carole M. said...

impressive and great closeups; a good photo opportunity Brian; good to see you back with your blog

Tanya Breese said...

i like his eyes! that's what makes him cute!

Lindsjö taxar said...

We only have them in farms here in Sweden, not wild at all.
No, they are not top one in beauty :-)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful shots!