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    2 more birds

    Wild Ohio pheasants. A quick picture before they ducked into the cornfield.

    2 more birds

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    Re: 2 more birds

    Bob,

    That's a pretty nice capture, autumn in the midwest! I'm no bird expert but me thinks you shot a couple of turkeys.

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    Re: 2 more birds

    The tail feathers, particularly on what I take to be the male bird, do seem rather brown and pheasant like; but I'm no expert on US species either.

    However, they would certainly be well camouflaged amongst that undergrowth. Plenty of good colour there.

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    Re: 2 more birds

    Hi Bob,

    A couple of suggestions to make shots like this work better;
    Don't let the AF focus on the background, easier said than done I know, but essential
    If possible, wait until the birds are in a better joint 'pose' than here; ideally facing same way or towards each other

    Good luck,

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    Re: 2 more birds

    I think I finally have gone bananas. Of course they are turkeys.
    My brain went on a Holiday.

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    Re: 2 more birds

    Wild turkeys (as opposed to the farm raised gobblers) are very elusive birds. It is very difficult to get any shot of them. Congratulations... I suggest using single point focus when shooting in a field of various grass like this...

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