Games Turkeys Play

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

Hiking down to Tennessee Beach with Mark we came across this wild turkey.

It’s the time of year for turkeys to strut their manly stuff. This dude was inflating and puffing out his feathers, totally showing off for the three nearby females.

The gals for their part were doing their best to pretend to ignore him. I could see, however, an occassional glance at him when one of them thought he wasn’t looking.

The whole scene was palpably human with its affectations of cool and dance of interest/disinterest. After witnessing this I may have to go for Tofurky come Thanksgiving.

Exposure data: 200mm, 1/250 of a second at f/8 and ISO 200, hand held.

This entry was posted in Bemusements, Photography.

One Comment

  1. SallyV March 10, 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    Harold, I’m pretty sure that Tofurky would be his choice too. He is a studly looking fellow. Here in the wilds of CA we had wild turkeys try to steal our domestic birds. They are rascals………..kind of a Errol Flynn type.
    Beautiful picture!

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