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Old Feb 6, 2007, 9:40 AM   #1
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Wild Turkey Wings & Coffee

Pentax K10D w/ Bigma and Tamron 24 -135

I spotted some turkeys on a ridge across a field from where I had stopped. I poured a cup of coffee to drink while I tried to come up with a plan on how to get closer. All of a sudden she shows up running to join the rest of the flock.

Not the best photos but as a series It made me laugh. This is one reason I like burst mode.

Damn I should of brought a ladder



Mom's advice was if you have to use your wings. OK its worth a try.



Well almost, I need to flap them twice.



Next year I am going to buy snow shoes & a ladder



On the way to meet up with friends.



Now I can finish my cup of coffee

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Old Feb 6, 2007, 12:40 PM   #2
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Roger, great series of shots.

nr2 is imho the best of the bunch with the snow of the jump still in the air.

you keep making it seem to easy

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Old Feb 6, 2007, 1:13 PM   #3
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Roger, great series of shots.

nr2 is imho the best of the bunch with the snow of the jump still in the air.

you keep making it seem to easy

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Hi Ronny, it was fun watching her try and get to her friends on the ridge. Thank you for commenting and for looking.

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What is it about turkeys and objects in front of them? We used to live in a small valley in Texas. The people around there fed a couple of turkeys and over the years, it grew to a flock of over 100 birds. They would wander between everyone's yards, looking for grain. We had a wire fence (had horses at the time) and it would take the flock forever to figure out how to fly over the fence. They would keep putting their heads through the holes and not be able to get their bodies through. They would do this every day, over and over, before each bird finally figured out that they had to fly over the fence.
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What is it about turkeys and objects in front of them? We used to live in a small valley in Texas. The people around there fed a couple of turkeys and over the years, it grew to a flock of over 100 birds. They would wander between everyone's yards, looking for grain. We had a wire fence (had horses at the time) and it would take the flock forever to figure out how to fly over the fence. They would keep putting their heads through the holes and not be able to get their bodies through. They would do this every day, over and over, before each bird finally figured out that they had to fly over the fence.
mtngal thanks for looking and for the comment.

I have no idea what is is with turkeys and flying but IMHO they aren't very good or gracefull when it comes to flying.

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