Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wild Turkeys

Like I promised last time, today's post will be on birds. :) So, the other day, on way to Del Valle Regional Park, I saw a flock of turkeys on both sides of the road. So I stopped and took some photos. :) I even shot a few photos of them in flight, but only one was clear and usable.

All photos today was taken in manual. Setting it in aperture priority was messing up the shutter speed, so I had to mess with the options in manual. It resulted in lesser photos, but at least most of them were usable. I only have 4 photos today, hope you enjoy them! Del Valle Regional Park is located in Livermore, CA.

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To see my best bird photos from 2011, use this link. To see my best Del Valle Regional Park photos, use this link. To see all of my Del Valle Regional Park photos of 2011, use this link.

This was probably the best photo I shot of the turkey.

Turkey crossing the street. By the way, there were at least a hundred turkeys on the side of the road. They were eating, what I guess is grass. HAHA Cute! They weren't scared of me at all. 

This one started running because I car was coming. The car stopped and waited while the some 20 turkeys crossed the road. LOL

Later the rest of the flock flew away. I quickly increased the ISO and decreased my shutter speed for the in flight birds. This was the only "usable" photo I had as the rest were blurry. I was really surprised I even got one! Really gotta thank my Canon EOS 7D for its fast shutter speeds. LOL

That all for the turkey photos. I hope I will get to see more turkeys in the future. :) They are really cute birds. Don't chirp that loud though, they were all like Gobble Gobble. HAHA Too bad I didn't get these photos before Thanksgiving, would have been more fit for the holiday. Oh well! Hope you have enjoyed these photos! Please don't forget to share with your friends and "Like" us on Facebook!

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