Thursday, July 16, 2009

Turkey Babies!

Another post about turkeys, since I can't find much else lately...

Still quite exciting, I found a bunch of baby turkeys with location advice from Rattlin Antler

I was pretty lucky, because this lil one was too curious to duck into the brush for cover. I'm sure his mom was none too happy either...



On a sunrise shoot the next day, I found them again, and just like my last post, they were on the wrong side photographically, but backlighting can be interesting.

9 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Wow, that's quite a brood! Nice pics. Thank you for your comment on my blog re: the Kingbird. It's actually a Western Kingbird. We don't get the Tropical Kingbirds over here. But isn't he pretty? The photo of the grasshopper in mid-air was purely accidental. It was all happening pretty fast, and I was just snapping away!

Willard said...

I love that first photograph.

For some reason I have no trouble photographing turkeys at any time of year except when the young are that size. I have no good still shots of one at that stage, so I have to keep trying.

Maybe you posting this one will make my luck change.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

Eve said...

What a cutie and I LOVE that backlit photo...it puts you right there in the field with them! What a group!

Craig Glenn said...

Bravo Hannibal! Great captures. I was so excited today on my lunch walk. got shots of a grasshopper, spider, little blue heron, great blue heron, two black ducks (my first) and a hawk. They all turned out like crap! I may post the Black Ducks anyway since they are my first.

Craig

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Sometimes what looks wrong can turn out so right.That last picture is gorgeous.
Blessings,Ruth

Tina said...

Jeeze, what a crowd Mama has following her!! I've never seen a baby turkey before..they sure are cute and then they grow up!!
I'm still in awe of how big her brood is!! That last picture says a lot..ouch, move over, he stepped on me, nahah..yaha..i'll tell mom!! lol
Great capture, Hannibal!

fotoshooter43 said...

Super sighting & Shots!!

Leeloo's mum said...

My goodness, what a cute little baby!

Bird Girl said...

That young turkey picture is precious and like you say - that back lit gang is quite interesting - I like it a lot! Good stuff for July, isn't it?