Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In Formal Attire

This morning I was up and around early. I wanted to set up for photographing some hummingbirds and the earlier the better as they like to fuel up on sugar and nectar after a long night. While I was setting up I heard a Wild Turkey gobble fairly close just down the ridge. A little later I heard it right out in front of the house. I grabbed my camera and some seed and ran out front. When I got there I discovered that it was right in front of my photoblind. Keeping the blind between myself and the turkey I was able to get fairly close. When I moved slightly out into the open it saw me and took off down the ridge. I went out to the bird feeder and tossed out some seed and the turkey turned cautiously. I went back behind the blind and it ambled back up the hill. The turkeys up here aren't too bright! I sat down next to the blind and I was able to photograph it off and on for about fifteen minutes or so. It's plumage was in breeding colors and it just shone copper and brassy colors in the early morning light. It was just beautiful. God's love and mercies to all, chris
Camera Equipment Used- Canon 7D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens, Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod with a Bogen 3055 Ballhead. Camera Settings- AV mode, ISO 400,F 8.0, shutter speed varied.


  1. Thank you so much brendasue watson. It was really a matter of luck to catch a turkey in breeding plumage in such great lighting.