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Wild Turkey


Wild Turkey
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM+1.4X Canon
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-15 13:21
Viewed: 2101
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Done on East Beach - Point Pelee National Park
This nice male came out from the woods and tried hard to distract my attention probably from his nest or his family. A good opportunity for me to get some good pictures of this species, usually very shy.

The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is native to North America and is the heaviest member of the Galliformes.
Adult wild turkeys have long reddish-yellow to grayish-green legs and a black body. Males, called toms or gobblers, have a large, featherless, reddish head, red throat, and red wattles on the throat and neck. The head has fleshy growths called caruncles. When males are excited, a fleshy flap on the bill expands, and this, the wattles and the bare skin of the head and neck all become engorged with blood, almost concealing the eyes and bill. The long fleshy object over a male's beak is called a snood. When a male turkey is excited, its head turns blue; when ready to fight, it turns red. Each foot has three toes, and males have a spur behind each of their lower legs.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Ciao Mario,
Ottima foto con dei dettagli stupendi,molto belli i colori grande la nitidezza,molto molto bella,molto molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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