A Gobble Among the Croaks

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:

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

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.



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