This is one of the few times that every single picture that I took in a series was a keeper. For today I’m just showing this one, but I may do something with the whole series in the future.
The picture that I wanted that I didn’t get was all of these wild turkeys eating the grass right outside the tent that my niece Devon was still sound asleep in. She was already unhappy about sleeping in a tent and if she’d woken to these larger-than-life birds…. By the time I grabbed my camera, remembered to remove the lens cap, etc, etc, well the geese were fleeing (another way of taking flight). I followed them for awhile but the available light only got worse once we were in the woods.
Added vignette. But really it is one more of my blurry NH photos.
I have been trying to capture the perfect Quail photo for months. You know why I can’t? MOVEMENT! These have got to be the most skittish birds in the desert!
ISO 80; f/8; 1/200; 100mm (June 28, 2010; 7:44am)
This is one of my better ones. Good for the theme because you can see the movement in the leg.