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I am happy, christmas is over!

I am happy, christmas is over!
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Copyright: Olger Kooring (olger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 138] (744)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon 75-300mm 4.5-5.6 USM III, ISO 100 RAW
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-21 13:47
Viewed: 3738
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
The wild turkey is one of the largest birds in North America. An adult male can grow up to 4 feet long from his beak to his tail. Wild turkeys live in open fields and woods and nest on the ground. Wild turkeys prefer to eat insects, grasses, nuts, and berries.

The "beard" that grows from the center of a wild turkey's breast is actually a group of modified feathers that look like hair. Beards are most commonly found on adult male turkeys (called gobblers), although females (called hens) will grow them occasionally.

In spite of its large size and rather awkward appearance, the wild turkey is a powerful flier, reaching speeds of up to 55 mph over short distances. Turkeys will most often fly hard and fast up through the treetops, then set their wings and glide back to the ground.

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Amazing shot. Excellent color, exposure and composition. But I must say, what an ugly creature!!! Is there a purpose for the tissue that dangles down over the beak? Ahh, how strange our fellow travelers on the planet . . .

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
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Olger, excelent capture of the Turkey.
Your composition is o.k. however, if placing the turkey to the left of the image would be a great improvement as he is looking to the right.
Well done.


Great capture Olga.Excellent colour and detail.
These things can be a bit of a pest around here on farms and in gardens.
My kids love it when I start gobbling at them and get a whole flock going.

Great shot, Olger! Colors, background, sharpness and depth of field perfect. Only nit: the head (subject) is too far on the right IMO: there should be more space ahead of it. Good job anyway! Thanks for sharing.

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