Turkey Sex and more...

You can tell spring is in the air by watching the wildlife.  Two weekends ago, when I was leading my workshop group at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, we saw at least 50 turkeys. This time of year the toms have their brightest colors and they are busy fanning their tails and trying to attract the hens. The red on their throat is so vibrant it is difficult to photograph without over saturating the color.

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1/640; f/9; ISO 400; 450mm

 

We did see something I had never seen before and that was turkey sex. So for all you city folks here is what it looks like!

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1/500 sec; f/9; ISO 250; 600mm

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1/640 sec; f/9; ISO 400; 350mm

 

Happy Spring!