During one of my morning visits to the Platte River for sandhill crane photography, I came upon a group of wild turkey. Two toms were displaying in front of about 8-10 hens. With the occasional “gobble”, it was quite a different sound than the raspy “croaks” of the sandhill cranes! Here are a couple of images I captured in the early, overcast morning:
Tomorrow’s “Fun Friday” post will feature some more behaviors of the migrating Sandhill Cranes, and then I will be featuring a few posts of crane photography from one of the blinds at the nearby Rowe Sanctuary … including some awesome sunsets (quite common along the Platte River!) and thousands … lets make that hundreds of thousands … of sandhill cranes returning to the Platte River for roosting overnight.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6 IS lens, with Canon 1.4x TC
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 2500
- Aperture not recorded, but likely f/8
- Shutter 1/20 sec.