Turkeys In the straw

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedJanuary 6, 2013
TakenJanuary 4, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/200 sec at f/25
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length105 mm
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Let them go and gather straw for themselves. Exodus 5: 7

I shot this through the window on the passengers side of our moving car and it was interesting to see these wild turkeys take refuge in the straw bales across the field...It was quite a distance from the highway and I only had my 105mm lens on my camera.

It may have been a draw
To pick the best voice,
For "Turkey in the straw."
When judges made their choice,
Who'd win the audition...
These birds weren't around
To hear the final decision...
Whilst they stood upon the ground
Gathering bluegrass roots,
By the hay bales in the snow,
Each gave their own tributes
Honoring singer Bill Monroe.
Poetry by me AJP

This picture brought to mind the old song: "Turkey in the Straw"....Here is a link to the song lyrics which is much better than my poetry:)


10 responses

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (5 Jan 2013):

    A brilliant long shot, Andrea! .. and a perfect example of how intelligent these turkeys are to find food and refuge in the hay bales!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (6 Jan 2013):

    i really like this one. it's so pretty in lightbox!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (6 Jan 2013):

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture. well spotted and captured

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (6 Jan 2013):

    Great shot and creative title! (Now I'll be hearing that tune in my head all day):-)

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (6 Jan 2013):

    Good one! Maybe they should be on Dancing with the Straws!!!!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (6 Jan 2013):

    lol.. super title. great capture.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (6 Jan 2013):

    Lovely comp

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (7 Jan 2013):

    LOVE the title to this neat find! :-)

  • Lizl  (Elizabeth) Bennefeld

    Lizl (Elizabeth) Bennefeld said (7 Jan 2013):

    That picture brings back memories. Thanks!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (7 Jan 2013):

    Excellent winter scene, love the wild turkeys, they know where to find food and shelter in the winter!

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