Small Birds Big Wilderness
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2009-02-16 10:28]
Inetersting photo and interesting observation. Hitchhiking turkeys ;-) Your photo has mostly informational values but it is also nicely composed with good exposure and quite good sharpness
- PaulH (13882)
- [2009-02-16 10:41]
a nice capture of this group of wild Turkeys risking the tarmac. They're only found on Supemarket shelves or farms over here, so it's nice to see them in their natural state, wild and free as they should be.
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-02-16 10:50]
Very nice capture of these wild turkeys.
I like your
pov,dof,colors,focus,sharpness,mountains bg and composition.TFS Best regards Siggi
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2009-02-16 11:01]
Great moment, Bob, I've never seen wild Turkeys - you had good luck ...
I hope they have not ended in the pan?
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-02-16 11:39]
Ciao Bob, splendid perspective on beautiful crossing birds, wonderfulcomposition with beautiful forest, very well done, ciao Silvio
- jaycee (25460)
- [2009-02-16 12:59]
I can't resist - why does a turkey cross the road? Actually I have never seen a Wild Turkey. They seem to be crossing cautiously! A lovely scene making me feel like I am riding in the center of the road. A beautiful sight ahead and on either side.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-02-16 13:29]
beautiful 2 for 1 photography, the birds Wild Turkeys
crossing the road and the landscape, the beautiful background
with the mountain and the forest, i love the way
they are framed by the foreground trees, TFS
- joey (24909)
- [2009-02-16 15:22]
this is another great shot of this group of birds.
Really good sharpness.
The road going off into the distance is brilliant.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2009-02-16 16:09]
This is becoming a familiar scene in some parts of Ohio. I'm not sure if they were very well established while you were still living here, but their numbers have really taken off in the past ten to fifteen years or so.
Beautifully colored landscape to go along with some neat looking birds.
- crs (3551)
- [2009-02-16 21:44]
It looks very interesting to see the flock of birds on the road. It is also interesting for me seeing a road with birds instead of cars. Landscape looks great and your photo remembers me the feeling I had when visiting US. Spaces are huge, giving a different feeling from what I was used in Europe, and you feel so small.
Thank you for sharing,
- Heaven (7912)
- [2009-02-16 23:20]
Wild Turkeys... hmm, didn't you get the temptation not to stop in order to get one for supper, eh?
The road may be a little disturbing element in the picture, but the fact it shows us wild Turkeys is more important. You had a good reaction to take the picture as well as to present it to us.
By the way, one of my last postings has a surprise for you...
- oanaotilia (3416)
- [2009-02-16 23:56]
For me the turkeys are only those from the backyards. For me is unusual to see this birds in wilderness. Good moment, good reaction speed!
All the best, Oana
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2009-02-16 23:57]
This in itself a a beautiful landscape shot with the leading road the tiers of mountains in the backdrop. Turkeys crossing sign should be posted by the roadside there. Amazing population of Malow and Curlew in the note and you have managed the light and shadow really well with this superb prime optics.
- parthasarathi (1314)
- [2009-02-17 9:40]
A well composed landscape that you always do. The birds look like some wild fowl or turkeys. Crosswise shadows balanced the vertical lines of the trees. Which you mentioned as primitive, in India that is all and we drive all kind of vehicles on such metallic tarmacs. From Chandigarh to Kinnar or Jammu to Srinagar or from Siliguri to Darjeeling all are same. And the wild? We are slowly loosing the battle beacuse in India roads means development of localities... building industries.... converting the wild to some busy hubs.
- sranjan (5784)
- [2009-02-18 6:01]
Nice to see wild turkey in the wilderness of Washington. I like the confidence of the birds & your multitask swift approach towards nature :)
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2009-02-25 17:53]
The turkeys on the road have an effect of scale. The point of view leads our eyes toward the trees in the background which is giving depth and perspective to the photo. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.