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Almost Roadkill

Almost Roadkill
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-16 7:16
Viewed: 3020
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well springtime and girls make males go stupid at times. This Wild Turkey found it necessary to show off in the middle of the road and indigently moved into the ditch and continued so making an extremely easy shot. They sure put on an impressive display, but she was having none of it. Lucy said he was making an ass of himself. By the way I antagonized him a tad with my best gobble which brought about an excellent response, so Lucy laughed and said there where two asses.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-04-16 7:28]

Hi Rick

Well at least you got a great shot, but the other "ass" got nought by the sound of it.

He gave you a good show-off for your trouble and thus enhanced the value of the capture. It is great to see both the male and female in their natural habitat and that spectacular display of the male is really something to behold.

Well done and TFS.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-16 7:36]

Hi Rick.
Nice photo of this beautiful Wild Turkeys. I like them a lot, we have some here up in the mountains, but are a easy prey for Cougars.
Great photo. Tell Lucy she is right. jeje.
We are neighbours again.

Hello Rick,
Great capture, very good sharpness and depth of
field,nice colors and good lightgood composition
and low point of view.

Hi Rick
Really cool shot of this good looking guys :)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-16 8:03]

Hello Rick,
A superb capture of Mr. and Mrs Turkey with mr putting on a show of his finery while his mrs doesn't want to know!
Great sharpness, ligting and composition in the natural habitat.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-16 8:27]

Hello Rick,
Beautiful colour-patterns in this photo.
Good sharpness, composition and POV.

Hi Rick, Fine catch of this beautiful dispalying Tom. Super color detail and nice to see him with the female. Tfs mf.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-16 8:34]

Hi Rick.
You have pictured an amazing scene and both bird at all their beauty. Great timing, wonderful sharpness and details of the image. DOF is really selected very well. Colours are rich and natural too. Bravo.

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  • Leace Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 61] (292)
  • [2008-04-16 8:57]

I sure had a good laugh at your note, Rick!
I totally understand what you mean too about the males being dumb-asses.... To think all his effort wasn't even attracting the female too....
Very nice capture of these wild birds in their natural habitat. Glad he didn't end up road kill....

Hi Rick, what a great shot, to see the turkey in full bloom and colouration, excellent composition. Your DoF enhances the birds very well helping to give great definition to the feathers, TFS regards h.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-16 9:34]

Hi Rick,

I love your notes - and I would love Lucy! I'd like to hear your best gobble. This is a wild picture of the Wild Turkeys. He certainly is displaying that amazing plummage. She doesn't look too impressed.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-16 9:44]

Hello Rick,
This one is obviously a real show-off!! Fantastic capture of it displaying and nice to see male and female together. Fine colours and sharp details especially of those beautiful tail feathers in a fan! Well done, I'm glad you didn't run them over!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-04-16 10:29]

Hello rick,
Beautiful picture..Very nice wing display.
lovely compo

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-04-16 11:40]

Hi Rick,
even after the almost hit, this male is still showing off. Guess it does not want to loose the momentum ;-).
Great shot, wonderful action and a lot of detail to be seen.


Superior photo..What a catch that was...wow....It is simply too good for words...

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-16 13:19]

Hi Rick.He was doing all he could and he had put on a fair show with his feathers. you have captured the markings well. TFS.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-16 13:43]

Wow! That is a display!
Look at the size difference between male and female!!!
Very nice image.
Excellent composition and POV.
Sharp and crisp.
Great notes too.
Lucky this Turkey was clever enough to get away from the car... pheasants just stop dead... and then usually are dead!

Great work Rick.


Hi Rick,

Nice capture of Wild Turkeys. Good composition, sharpness of details and colurs.



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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-16 15:18]

I think Lucy is right but I have to be true, I LOVE males doing displays, it is a delight to watch and they get so beautiful! Look at teh feathers, the colours, the splendid shape of this bird, how think otherwise? ;-) Thanks again Rick for the smiles and the beauty shown, the result of one of your many treks. Bye bye and I love Lucy! ;-))


hello Rick

lovely and funny image of these Wild Turkeys,
fine POV and framing, great patterns of the plumage,
i love to see that tails wide open, TFS

p.s. soon Rick in few days i will contact you
to ask you something on the Ruffed Grouse
(i kno last year you did grouse drumming images)

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-16 23:04]

Hi Rick

Great shot - wonderful pose and great note! It seems weird seeing these as wild birds!


Hello Rick,

Very nice picture of this couple of wild turkey. Good POV, DOF and focus. Wonderful detail in the plumage of the male. Beautiful natural colours.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-17 4:08]

Hi Rick,
Very impressive display indeed of its tail and you have captured it perfectly. Amazing colours, markings and details and the wild Turkey stands out from those dried grasses well. Very neat and sharp image with a great angle and a well chosen POV. Very nicely composed too. Kudos.

Rick, you've gat an amazing sense of humour.... and I love this shot..very well seen and captured!

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