Monday, April 07, 2008

YES, Success, My Dream Shot of A Tom Turkey

I woke later than usual, went into the kitchen to make a cup of tea, opened the blinds and saw Tom turkey, full tail feathers opened, strutting their stuff.

I ran for my camera, naturally the right lens was in place. Grab a pair of shoes and jacket over my pajamas, went out on the deck and starting shooting. I have been talking with a few people about using my extender 2 x on my 70-200 f/2.8L. One of the comments made, it works best on sunny day, not an overcast day. It sunny!!!!

Something about me taking images in my wearing pajamas, I usually end up with a winning shot :).

I promise not more turkey images, only if the babies show up!!!

The End


21 comments:

nhd106 said...

Yes, it's perfect!  lol...at least you put something else on...unlike SOME folks I know.   lol
Great job.    (Guess no poultry for ME tonight)

Nancy

midwestvintage said...

 Great shot.  I hope to catch one of ours showing off their feathers.

                Julie

madcobug said...

Beautiful! Helen

pharmolo said...

Fantastic, Betty, congrats. Just as well the photographer is never shown in his/her own shots lol

cmishvicki said...

Congratulations, Betty--PERFECT shots!
Vicki

justplainbill said...

Well those two shots really show me the turkey that I thought. They are beautiful. Thanks for showing them. I loved it, Bill

mamegirl said...

Okay, Betty!  Now there's the PRIZE-WINNING "TURKEY SHOOT" !!  He's as gorgeous as the "pet" one I had when I lived in the N.Georgia hills!  Hope I can find the photo to send to you!  But yours looks better with the snowy background! ttyl  -Mame-

mariebm56 said...

Wow, that is some sight!
Great capture!
Marie

nightmaremom said...

beautiful!  glad you got the shot
hugs
d

inafrnz247 said...

That is one handsome Tommy T!  Thanks for braving the elements in your pjs and sharing your success!  

Chelle

radar446 said...

Well I'm very happy you finally got the shot you wanted.  He is a rather proud bird.  I wonder if he knows he is being viewed all around the world right now.

Greg

rbrown6172 said...

glad you got him.  he is one pretty bird.
gina

slapinions said...

congrats on landing the shot.


Dan

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luvrte66 said...

Gorgeous. I love our turkeys, and I think they're beautiful birds. Great shots!

Beth

myrdog said...

really, really good.

mtrib2 said...

You did get some really good photo opportunities with the morning light and shadows.     I can let you know my surgery went better than I could have expected, and I have been home since Saturday.    I am headed outside to walk Salty and get my exercise in, since the rain threat has passed here, and it is sunshining.    I will return to see more of the photos' that I browsed thru in your journal.   mark

rdautumnsage said...

Totally Awesome! I know you've been trying to get this picture for some time now. (Hugs) Indigo

vbonalesmd said...

great photo... sometimes the best ones are the most unexpected that catch us by surprise...

veronica

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gotomaria said...

Talk about a good Turkey shoot!  Nice photos.  Is it really that snowy where you live?  It's rainy and kind of cold here in Seattle but no snow on the ground....well below 1,000 or so feet that is...:) Maria

libragem007 said...

wow....awesome pictures of Tom turkey.
Gem :-)

fasttrack58 said...

Wonderful!!
Linda :)