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Ready To Impress!

Ready To Impress!
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 70D, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/3.5 DI VC USD, 95mm UV
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-13 9:54
Viewed: 1832
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's one Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), an adult male, at his best!!!!! In mating display! Isn't he so amazing?? There were three of them together.. (actually, well, the three of them ARE always together!).. and these three males were trying to impress two females roaming around in front of them. :))

Found him (and them) in Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. It was in this month only, during a visit there! :)

Thanks for viewing. Happy to share! :)

PS: When I aimed his dress-up the entire outfit was in frame, and then the Turkey started walking towards me! (Not me, am lying. The females actually!) ;)) So, oops! A part of his stunning fan, is outside the frame. Sorry! :/ :D

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Hi Ruby,

fantastic picture with nice natural colors and good sharpness.


Hello Ruby
Happy to see a post from You.Excellent frontal POV and of centered composition.Fantastic pose! Beautiful natural colours.A pity You did not get the top of the tail but a beautiful photograph.TFS
Best wishes

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-05-13 14:13]

Hello Ruby, and congratulations on this great photo of the Eastern Wild Turkey.
I have been wanting to get a shot of this beautiful bird in full strut for a long time, but haven't had the time to set up for it. Wild Turkeys have excellent eye sight and very acute hearing, if they had a sensitive nose like a deer you would probably never get close to them.
You have already explained about the tail being slightly out of the frame which is easily understandable, otherwise a perfect capture. You have shown this beautiful bird at it's best pose while displaying excellent detail and beautiful natural colors. Looks like a fairly long beard which is very impressive. I am so jealous, but thrilled to death that you managed to capture such a wonderful image:) Well done!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-05-13 14:23]

Hi Ruby,it's a pity that you cut the wheel of plumage but no problem,it's still a very nice pic about this specie not often seen on TN.An excellent face to face made with bright colors and fine details.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ruby

Excellent photo of this Wild Turkey in that impressive pose with its tail,
reading your notes it is understandable why you did not have all his tail,
the details of its wonderful plumage is excellent, TFS


Hello Ruby,

Beautiful picture. Nice color....but its stunning fan......!
Best wishes,

Bonjour Ruby,
Le cadrage est beaucoup trop serré dans le haut de l'image, mais le sujet est tout de même relativement bien valorisé.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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