A Gathering Of Wild Turkeys

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedAugust 26, 2012
TakenAugust 24, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/160 sec at f/13
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length80 mm
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We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company...Psalm 55: 13

Wild Turkeys congregate,
Together gathering in a flock
They love to communicate,
Whether they fly or walk...

Their house of God
Upon earths chapellany
Is where'er they may trod
In each others company...
Poetry by me, AJP

I shot this picture yesterday morning as the wild turkeys were rounding the bend to walk up our driveway and they definitely were in close communication with each other... Yes, there is such a word as chapellany found in Webster's revised unabridged 1913 Edition...It gives its translation as:

"A chapel within the jurisdiction of a church; a subordinate ecclesiastical foundation. "

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  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    Excellent! Love that golden light of morning.

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    Andrea, this is Wonderful !!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    wonderful setting for these little guys to enjoy!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    A must see in the lightbox!!! How great to see sights like this on your property, the lighting is perfect and we learned a new word today : )

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    They look like a very happy group as they meander towards the driveway.. a beautiful capture, wonderful tones !!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (26 Aug 2012):


  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey said (26 Aug 2012):

    Great wildlife photo!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    Wow! You really do have the most wonderful assortment of wildlife!! Great capture!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    Those yellow and green are gorgeous!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    The lead turkey is huge! I've never seen this many in the wild at one time. What a shot!

  • Richard Hawkins

    Richard Hawkins gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    great early morning light

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    Wonderful entry, love the lighting and greens !

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (28 Aug 2012):

    We love to watch these guys here at home. A neat find!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (31 Aug 2012):

    Such rich shades of green. This scene reminds me of an oil painting done by my husband's grandfather, who was a famous Canadian landscape artist.

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