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    Wild Turkey with young

    Very unusual to see the young this small , this time of year. Can't be more than a week or so old.

    A very tough subject , with all the head bobbing and movement. One shot i could get the mother, and nothing on the polts, and the next the other way around. I'll post some more when i get them edited.

    Lucky for me, the hen refused to leave her young and allowed me to follow at a comfortable distance and photograph them. Once she realized i wasn't a threat, she kind of went about her business. Soft clucks and purrs could be heard from the hen, while the young followed her around.



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    Re: Wild Turkey with young

    Very good, the diagonal lines work well and the bird is even looking towards the camera.

    Maybe a couple of bright spots could be toned down a little; but it is difficult to tell with this cheap monitor.

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    Re: Wild Turkey with young

    Nice capture. Guess you will be tracking this for a while. Let's have more when the chicks are a bit bigger.

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    Re: Wild Turkey with young

    Hi Steve,
    Great shot from a long way out. If EXIF is correct.
    Sliding down a tad on the brightness might help with the bright spots Geoff refers to. Hope my monitor is not fooling me.
    Did you use a tripod?

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    Re: Wild Turkey with young

    Wow! You guy's must own a HDR camera.......................I don't. I take single images, to the best of my ability, and if i'm not mistaken , the subject and her young are ' Perfectly ' exposed!!!


    If anyone feels they can do better, feel free to show me "your" perfect shots....................just say'in.

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    Re: Wild Turkey with young

    Great photo. The framiing of the polts around the hen is excellent.

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    Re: Wild Turkey with young

    Hi Steve, great feather detail on the mother and good composition. "polts" now there's a new word for me. The bright spots don't bother me too much as the hen is a strong subject and holds my eye, but as mentioned toning them down a bit can only improve the image.

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