- Mariol (8221)
- [2007-07-23 20:50]
Interesting bird with a sort of strange expresion on his face! Wonderful colors and good pose. Good note. TFS
- Ken52 (4195)
- [2007-07-23 22:05]
An interesting bird. Very good color saturation. I like that little yellow "wattle." Nice definition in that dark plummage. Nice side POV. It looks as if it was frozen in place.
This one seems to be no exception to the rule as just like with all turkeys it is definitively not designed to win any beauty contests. However, I will not penalise you for that shortcoming since you did fine with the capture of this extraordinary bird with its red face and head. As far as I can tell this is only the 2nd posting of a Brush-Turkey and (IMHO) it is by far the better contribution to TREKNature. For this reason it has joined my theme on "RARE & SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN".
The green surrounding and BG does well to make the bird stand out. The colours are well saturated, the details are pretty sharp with good contrasts on the dark plumage, and the exposure was well controlled.
Good work and TFS.
I haven't seen one of these in awhile. I used to live in Townsville and I would see them all the time. They have great colours and are a good subject for photos. A nice shot.
ps. I was told by an old friend in Townsville that if you wanted to eat one of these you would boil it with a stone and when ready remove the bird and eat the stone. The taste I quess is non existant of really bad.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2007-07-24 5:30]
Good shot John
Nice sharpness and good composition
- arfer (0)
- [2007-07-24 20:07]
Another interesting and exotic bird.The plumage details and colours are very good.Excellent eye detail too.Well focused with a very good POV.well done.TFS
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-07-26 5:57]
Interesting to see a wild turkey with a natural boby shape and not like the ones bred for meat!
Attractive colours and fine details are captured, classical clean composition!
- mvdisco (2168)
- [2007-07-26 15:21]
Excellent composition and note of the turkey, lovely colors and sharpness picture, fine details ..well done.
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2007-08-10 5:02]
A nice image of the australian brush turkey, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sahring.
Hi John, You are very good at identifying birds from around here. Puts many of us locals to shame! Good steady clear photo with realistic colours. Good to see this bird. It seems to have a small head compared to the body, maybe bulky feathers. TFS. Murray.