Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wild Turkey

This is the first wild tom turkey we've been able to photograph and we were fortunate to be quite close.  The mating season was over so he wasn't with any hens and he wasn't strutting or fanning his tail feathers.  Nonetheless, he stood for a nice portrait and we can see the beard on his chest.  This photo was shot about mid-morning but the thick overhead canopy limited the light that reached the forest floor.
400mm lens, 1/400 second at f/2.8, ISO 5000.