I had a dream last night that I drove over a flock of turkeys on the interstate. Was not pretty.Great photo of this wild feller. :)
Ben Franklin was probably right when he said the wild turkey ought to be our national bird. Like your photo, they're oddly beautiful.
I'm not following. How's the turkey autumn? Because of Thanksgiving? Shouldn't it be more... dead?That said, I love this photo, Cheryl. Once again you've manage to capture nature in all its glory. Beautiful colours, beautiful subject. I could just look at this photo all day long. :)
nice....cool capture of the turkey....now take a vid of you catching him for thanksgiving...smiles.
Did you hear the police arrested a turkey? They suspected him of fowl play. Seriously, great photo. The colours are amazing.
the colors are beautiful. i can feel the sunshine on my turkey. :)
The preponderance of wild turkeys seeking refuge is a indicator of the season around these parts. Love the red waddle as an accent to the cooler colors.
okay, this one absolutely gave me chills. such thick autumn blooms and grasses and the turkey - so cool!
Delightful picture - Mother Nature at her best!
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Mike, you do know that you just complimented a bird, right?
This is really lovely, Cheryl. I don't get to see too many wild Turkeys where I live now, but did many years ago.
Gorgeous! And what a capture.=)
What a great capture of this turkey...just before thanksgiving...beautiful.Laurie @ pride in photos
Beautiful turkey, run run run away before Thanksgiving comes! Nice photo!
I like this excellent capture beautiful colors. Greetings.
Great shot. The turkey blends in well with all the pretty Fall colors in the background. Too cute for Thanksgiving dinner. Makes me want to go vegetarian. :) Thank you for visiting my blog.
Oh my word - these colors are TOTES AMAZEBALLS!! Damn, woman. You rule.
Lovely flowers and the gobbler certainly needs to make a run for it!
lovely composition and colours :) great shot sweetie. happy Sunday :) xxo
Great Turkey photo!
A camera... my hunting weapon of choice!
I am just loving the colours in this photo1
Love the way all the colors blend so beautifully.
Yikes! Sounds like a nightmare.
Ben Franklin was rarely wrong. It's probably why John Lennon chose to go with the Franklin look when he needed to wear glasses.
Thanks Ziva. I had to chase a small flock to get close enough for a decent shot. That's why this one is running.
Keep 'em coming, dufus. I'm a sucker for punishment.
Oddly enough, this was the only one in the small flock with such a bright red waddle. I'm sure that means something but I'm too tired to figure it out.
Thanks Theresa. It was a gorgeous day up in the mountains. I had to chase the flock to get a couple of shots. I am quite possibly completely insane. ;-)
I noticed that. They're such a great capture when they're not running away.
Thanks LM. I see them on my way to work but there's never anyplace to pull of the road to shoot 'em. Snapped this one up in the mountains. Had to stealthily sneak up on the flock to capture a couple of shots before they all started running.
Thanks Sue. I chased 'em to get this one.
Thanks Laurie. These are really a treat to see. Not sure I'll be able to eat them now.
Exactly, Coco! I'm not sure I can eat one now that I've had an opportunity to spend some time with the flock.
Thank you Leovi.
Thanks Meleah. We saw so many beautiful things on our long weekend up north. There was a small flock of turkeys up on a hillside nearly invisible in the tall grass. I climbed up and surpised them. As you can see, this one's running as fast as it can to get away from the crazy biped. ;-)
Thanks Reffy. It was running away from me and my camera. The others were a bit quicker to see me but this one wasn't paying attention until it was too late.
Thank you Ana.
It was a blast to see them so close.
Absolutely. For years, I tried to convince my father it was a much better way to hunt. He never fell for it. More's the pity since he had crazy stealthy moves.
It was gorgeous up in the mountains early this Autumn. The view in the other direction was spectacular. Once this silliness is over, I'll be posting some of the shots I've been taking that have nothing to do with any prompt.
Isn't that incredible? The small flock was barely visible because they blended in so well. I climbed up the hillside and stalked them until I could get some decent shots. This one is running away from me and my camera.
What a cool shot. I thought it was a pheasant at first, but I guess it's a turkey. He sure is surrounded by some colorful, interesting plants. :)
I know. I saw some kittens jumping over a rainbow made of cotton candy earlier today, and my heart unfroze for a few minutes. I felt so weird, I gotta tell ya.
Thanks Gail. Lots of early fall wildflowers up in the north country. There was a small flock of turkeys hidden behind the tall grasses. I had to climb the hill and quietly wait until they came back into view. This one's clearly not happy to see me.
Did Ziva send you a picture of the kitties she used for some of her wedding decorations?
That thing's way better looking than my fat rodent.
Turkey Hunting Time! WOOT! Ha ha as if I hunt turkeys. But I sure hear about it from the guys at work. Amazing shot - you see them near you??! Really pretty!
He's a very handsome fellow and that splash of red is a real eye catcher :)
The colours are simply amazing. As is that sandwich-filler.
That's no sandwich filler, buddy. That's our nation's most beloved bird. Just ask MikeWJ.
They're not a rare sight especially in areas that are a bit more rural (which is pretty much most places in this tiny little state).
I like squirrels but I agree that wild turkeys are much prettier. (Thank you for not wanting to eat this critter too.)
Of all the turkies I've seen over the past year, this is the first one with a bright red waddle. I have no idea why & I'm too tired to bother looking it up. ;-)
Apparently, it turns bright red when he's either excited or scared :)
I climbed up a hillside to be able to see them. The first ones that noticed me looked curious. By the time this straggler came into view, it was separated from the others. Ooops. Looks like I may have been the cause of that bright red. :)
I'm really lovin' these Autumn pinks and purples!
Thanks Lisa. We did see a lot of those sweet colors this fall.
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I LOVE this picture of the turkey. Love all the colors.
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