Dreaming of Spring

Today in the Midwest, it will be spring … on January 28 … if only for a day! Our forecast in west-central Missouri is for the temperatures to soar to above 70F! But then winter sets back in as we make a large temperature drop tomorrow. But while it’s springy … actually, even summer-like, I’m posting some images from a spring trip to Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains. I love traveling to the Wichita Mountains in spring. Not only are the temperatures nice, but the wildflowers are blooming everywhere and life abounds, such as these Wild Turkey, foraging among a patch of Gallardia (also know as Indian Blanket, or Blanket Flower) wildflowers:

Wild Turkey foraging among wildflowers

Wild Turkey foraging among wildflowers

So, enjoy today’s “springtime photo” … tomorrow we’ll be back in winter images!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, shot at 435mm
  • Handheld from car, with IS “On”
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/25 (I had been shooting landscapes when I came upon this group of turkey, and didn’t change the aperture setting)
  • Shutter 1/60 sec.



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