Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Fine Art Photo of the Week XXXVXIV

Friday, May 7th, 2010

I knew that the approaching storm would bring some unique photo opportunities, so I set out to Westwood Nature Center in my bright orange raincoat. When I came upon the turkeys, I started taking photos of them. As I raised my camera and took the first few clicks, this tom put up his display. I noticed that he kept checking me out and would go into full display when I took his portrait.

I think that he thought I was a rival turkey, and whenever I raised my arm that I was displaying my “orange feathers” and challenging him. It was a very unique encounter. After a few more shots I left him alone with all the females.


Fine Art Photo of the Week

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Everywhere I go, my camera tags along. I take hundreds of pictures, some no one ever sees—which is sad. Thus the birth of a new feature for my blog. This is the premier post of the fine art photo of the week! Each week I will post a new photo and brief caption.

Yesterday, on the warmest day in close to six months, I went to the local nature center (Westwood) to capture spring. I photographed many birds and new buds, but what really captured my interest was the wild turkeys. I saw a large tom strutting about in full display to a group of females who paid him little attention. Spring is certainly in the air!

A tom turkey struts his stuff