Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tree Turkey


1/640 sec. f/8 ISO 500

Female Wild Turkey

29 comments:

Carole M. said...

lucky you got the glimpse through the pine leaves there Brian

Tanya Breese said...

good eye! looks like you surprised her!

Roan said...

I know they sleep in trees, but have never actually seen a tree turkey before. Nice capture!

Montanagirl said...

HaHa! These are great, Brian! He just pops right out of those branches.

TexWisGirl said...

how great you saw her! neat!

cobie en bas van Es said...

Geweldig mooi zo in de natuur.

Carletta said...

I love how she's nestled in there and you still managed to get the iridescent colors of her feathers.
Great catch!

Gail Dixon said...

Haha, she does look startled. I have never seen one of these. Beautiful shots!

Karen said...

She looks as surprised to see you as you were to see her! She's rather prehistoric looking.

Chris Rohrer said...

Is this a turkey or a dinosaur!?:) Very cool captures.

Pamela Gordon said...

Now that is funny. I've never seen a turkey in a tree before.

Gunilla Bäck said...

She's not easy to spot among the branches.

HansHB said...

Funny bird, great post!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

These shots crack me up- the expressions (if there can be such a thing on a bird) are priceless.

Christian Weiß said...

Great bird and beautiful photos.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Doesn't blend in too well with that green tree does he. That red just pops out a bit too much. Great capture!

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting, it looks almost hidden! I have never seen them in the trees only on the ground! Great shots!

Andrea Priebe said...

I have to admit, that is probably the last place I would look for a turkey, though I know they are capable of many unexpected antics. These pictures made me smile ... nice catch, Brian.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Amy Burzese said...

Ok, great captures on your part, but I have to say - that is the ugliest mug I've seen in a while. :)

Debbie said...

Great eye on this one.....I am wondering how you spotted her!!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Brian. I think it is safe to say ' not a pretty bird' but glad you caught the shot.

Stewart M said...

Splendid shot - I suppose it must have looked a little out of place up there!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great capture!Didn´t know they stay in trees.Majsan/

bailey-road.com said...

Looks prehistoric!

janiceadcock said...

Cool!

Mary Cromer said...

Great captures ;)

Shey Wicklund said...

Nice shots. You have a good eye for spotting it in the trees.

Dave said...

I was very nearly "Googling" this new species..... Good post Brian.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I had t do a double-take when I saw the thumbnail. "What kind of newly hatched exotic creature did Brian find this time?" Really fun shots!