To My American Friends
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-11-26 16:29]
Thank you, my Canadian friend, for the turkeys and the Happy Thanksgiving wishes. It was nice of the one to pose for you while the second one obviously ignored both you and your camera. The fog does not interfere with the the splendor of the big bird with the wonderful plummage. He is giving thanks for living north of the border and not being served for dinner.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-11-26 17:00]
You're a cleaver man Rick...I was ...well to be humble..and truly..I got one from the local food bank on Tuesday...things continue on a downhill for me financially...but if I were back in the wilderness..I would not let it get me down..I had them all over the place year around! and we only had one official to cover a VERY large county...and ya know what? I bought from Scwanns...it is a local US outfit...oh well thanks for the nice memories..
- bobair (44)
- [2008-11-26 19:41]
this is a most welcome and enjoyable view you have offered up today and your included note is a very good and informative read as well.The softness of the light due to the fog is very impacting and makes the image look mellow and peaceful and the details are all well captured.I like the point of view the crop has given this view,a view that is atmospheric and now another for my favorites theme.Thanks for giving us all yet another superb image and to all you Americans who are reading this-Happy Thanksgiving Day.Looks like the turkey diner is on Mr. Price. Bob
- crs (3551)
- [2008-11-26 20:38]
You have made an interesting photo with the two wild turkeys in theyr natural environment. It is interesting for me becouse I have seen these birds only as domestic ones. You have captured well the foggy weather rendering a fine atmosphere in the photo.
Thank you for sharing,
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-11-26 22:42]
The feather and plumage patterns and colors on these wild Turkeys are lovely, Rick. I wouldn't be very averse to their faces too; they resemble mine :).
I am with you in greeting our US friends on Thanksgiving Day.
- DarrenMcKenna (62)
- [2008-11-27 1:31]
Although I'm not an American I'll post my comment anyway :) I really like the fog in the background and you have exposed this image pretty good considering it was in the forest where the lighting isn't the best.
I would have liked to see the main subject turn to his right just a tad for a better side profile. Another consideration would be some fill flash, but as I said the exposure is good.
Your main subject is clean and sharp and all and all you have an excellent photo Rick.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-11-27 2:36]
Great shot of these turkey, I really like the moody composition, with the trees dissapearing into the mist. having two birds in a shot doesn't always work, this shot is really good. Great sharpness too.
- xTauruSx (788)
- [2008-11-27 9:44]
wonderful shot of these turkeys. Happy Thanksgiving day!
TFS and greetings,
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-11-27 10:01]
Hello Rick! Great shot of those Turkeys, good use of the available light, very nice, thanks!
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-11-27 10:36]
Fantastic sharp-detailed photo, despite the foggy circumstances. Perfect DOF and low POV. Beautiful natural colours. Excellent composition.
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-11-27 21:04]
Great low POV,the forest looks wonderful and makes a lovely setting.It is very similar to one near me called the LaRose forest.
I think you managed a good balance between foreground turkey and nicely posed background turkey.
The DOF is well done.
The colours appear natural.These guys are grouping together in flocks around here for the winter.My Dad reported a flock with nearly 100 birds near his house the other day.
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-11-28 4:45]
I like very much the scenery here. Excellent composition with a very good POV. Excellent DOF and sharpness too. Superb light (it seems a bit misty) and colours. A very beautiful picture.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-11-28 13:32]
superb photograph of these Wild Turkeys!
It looks very cold here! :-)
Very sharp with great detail.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-11-30 23:00]
Another one I missed... Funny thing is, I packed up our Thanksgiving dinner and we had it in our camper in YOUR country. We were in Harrison Mills looking for bald eagles... and found them! We didn't stay long as the weather turned crummy. I think Canada's October Thanksgiving date seems more likely. I can't imagine Pilgrims and Indians calmly enjoying an outdoor feast in late November!!
Your turkeys look mighty plump. I suspect they are protected there in the Cypress Hills. We have your park on our list to visit late next spring. Thanks for the interesting note and good wishes.
Evelynn : ) : ) : ) 3 typed smiles in lieu of a green one!
- waylim (1765)
- [2008-12-03 17:52]
Greetings my Canadian friend,
thank for the image, though I don't think turkeys like Thanksgiving much, it make them nervous. :) If they make it through Thanksgiving, they still have Christmas to worry about. This image is beautiful, though turkeys are not pretty bird but you make it look nice, putting turkey in better light. If American see this image, there will be less turkey being eaten. Really beautiful "shot," I mean photo. Thanks Rick.