Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Turkey Closeups

 Wild Turkey's head

Last Saturday I posted three photos of wild turkeys HERE. They were hard to take photos of because they bobbed their heads up and down as they scurried about. But the turkey shown here actually stood still for a few seconds.

Closeup of Wild Turkey feathers

As you can see, turkey feathers are quite colourful in bright sunshine.
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

57 comments:

Hannah said...

Great shot of the turkey's head. The colors and textures are amazing. Fortunately his feathers are sensationally lovely. The iridescence and layering are incredible.

Margaret Adamson said...

Both these shots are fantastic and you are right, it is amazing to see the feather so close and so colourful

Andy said...

Excellent head shot!

Terri said...

Wow- you got some super close ups! He won't ever win a beauty contest, will he? :) His feathers are so pretty, though.

Buttons said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE these I miss my taunting turkeys they seem to have moved on.:( Hug B

Revrunner said...

Ugh! This definitely is NOT the first face I would want to wake up to in the morning. :-)

eileeninmd said...

Awesome closeups of the Turkeys! They are colorful. Have a happy Tuesday!

Stewart M said...

Wonderful metallic feathers. They are such a strange looking bird!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

1st thought - run little guy run!! you will be on the supper/dinner table if you don't watch out. ha. ha!! ( :

neat close up.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous wild turkey shots and those feathers are amazing. We have lots of wild turkeys around our cabin, but don't get this close of shots for sure!

Debbie said...

for his cooperation, he should be rewarded with "life" this thanksgiving!!

great shots, happy turkey day!!!!

see you there! said...

Oh my gosh! What stunning close ups. We see wild turkeys in the mts. but never close enough to make out such detail. So interesting to see the intricate layering in the feathers.

Darla

Sandra said...

so ugly he is beautiful, a face only a mother could love, but i do love the photo.. i did not realize they have that bump on the front of the head..

The Furry Gnome said...

Incredible photos!

William Kendall said...

Such great details on this one!

Birdman said...

Hope he enjoys his last 48 hours!

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful shots! lovely details!

Mary Hone said...

We see wild turkeys all the time, they are very skitish. I do love their feathers.

Lowell said...

Fantastic. But so ugly! :)

llandudnopictures said...

So many colours!

marshaleith said...

wow- what an incredible photo of the turkey!! His feathers are beautiful...but can't really say that for his head!!!!

Linda W. said...

The face only a mother could love...Nice shot of the turkey's head.

Sylvia K said...

Incredible capture as always!! Love his colorful feathers, but have to agree with Linda, a face only a mother could love!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, these are really great shots. I didn't know they had a sort of horn on their head (face). Their feathers are quite pretty. Amazing looking critters.

Ruth Hiebert said...

The details in those feathers is amazing.I love seeing these things.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Great shots!The face is not pretty, but the feathers are.

Malyss said...

Your pictures are fabulous , but the bird itself is rather ugly !:o)

RedPat said...

Wonderful shots, EG!

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh, wonderful!!!! You have shown the iridescence in the leaves that is just beautiful!! And your face picture looks like a professional turkey portrait! I don't know how you did it!

DeniseinVA said...

Your close-ups of the turkey are brilliant!!!

Barbara Wójcik said...

This beautiful birds.

cieldequimper said...

The feathers are so much prettier than the head... Sorry, can't help it!

Yoshi said...

Awesome shots. If I only see the second photo, I can never come up with an idea that it's Turkey!!!
Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Fabulous shots of the head and closeup of the feathers.

Cloudia said...

fine shots of that unicorn!



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bettyl-NZ said...

Yep, they are definitely ugly up close!

Randy said...

Nice close ups.

Jack said...

Very, very nice. And you don't even need turkey photos for Thanksgiving!

Chris Rohrer said...

Such a cool bird to spot in the wild....and tasty on the table:)

Debs said...

First time I've seen a turkey close up. I had no idea their feathers were so beautiful.

Felicia said...

they have beautiful colorations

Kathy said...

A face only a mother could love.

Bethany Carson said...

Very neat close-up of the feathers!

Chandra said...

Tina,
Awesome photos.
This is the first time I have seen a close-up of a Turkey's feathers. They are picturesque and pretty!

Have a Beautiful Day!

Peace :)

Gattina said...

I don't want to be a turkey in the States right now, lol !
The pictures are beautiful !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well! I did not know turkeys had a little horn :) Brilliant close up and personal shot EG ..

Dave said...

interesting post of this bird, love the feather detail shot.

Indrani said...

Fantabulous details!
Amazing profile shot of it.

Halcyon said...

Love the feather close-ups! Who would have known they're so colorful.

Judy said...

Gorgeous details!! But they are rather ugly birds, don't you think?

NatureFootstep said...

ouch, that oen looks really weird. But I guess it´s mom loves it. :)

Marilyn Kircus said...

Loved the beautiful composition of your feather picture.

Linda said...

Great shots! Their feathers are much prettier than their heads.

Jen said...

Those are beautiful colors you've captured in his feathers. I love to see them display in the spring.

Marie said...

Wonderful and quite perfect Thanksgiving photos! LOVE the feathers! So glad you were able to share a turkey with us right now. :-)

edenhills said...

Amazing shots!

Kathy said...

Perhaps a face only a mother could love. I am in AZ getting some R and R. I needed it. Of course my fun was hampered by a car crash. I guess I've gotten too used to driving on country roads rather than in rush-hour traffic!

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