A topic that I know nothing about; but it seemed like an appropriate title for the thread. Shot while walking the dog.
Very nice capture Erich of fluid dynamics in action. The download
shows a 'Eddy' has been created in the lower right of this image.
Know what a group of turkeys is called? I'll save you the trouble of looking it up; it's a RAFTER.
Thank you Jerry for the info on RAFTER's. I've seen
rafters of more than a hundred turkeys.
Country Boy wrote:
I often see as many as 25 to 30 on my property (not just Jakes) but getting close enough to get photos like you did is extremely hard.
Thank you Country Boy. There were about 50 spread out along the
Arkansas river which is running high due to the start of the snow
runoff. I stay in my car and give them my best turkey call. The males
will call for the females to come to them. The big tom thought I was
competition and fanned for me. I went back today but the turkeys
were about 200 yards away, no good shots like these I posted.
Thank you Mary. Spring turkey season starts in a few weeks,
males only. These turkeys are in a safe place no hunting in the
area they hangout at.
Thank you Jack, nice eagle capture in your Avatar.
Thank you Sirsnapalot. The first one is the jake, the last 3 are the mature gobbler,
two different turkey's.
Nice shots. I understand that in some places they are becoming pests. I have always wanted to go turkey hunting but never got around to it. Now, at my age, I don't know if I could stand the physical effort. Here in Utah quail have invaded the neighborhoods. I see them all the time driving professionally. Quail chicks amuse me. Their legs and feet are so tiny that you can't see them and they seem to just float over the ground.
Thank you Mike. In my area we have scaled quail, they are daily visitors
to my bird feeders.
Thanks for the encouragement. Yes I'm using back ... (
I have a thought on your changing Shutter Speed. I shoot with the D500 using BBF also.
The AF-ON button is next to the main command dial, which controls shutter speed. I have
Thumb'd the command dial changing my shutter speed from 1/4000 to 1/500 while shooting
a Northern Harrier in flight. Some shots were ok but most were soft on focus. I try to check my
SS more often now.
What a magnificently captured series of a continuing event!
A great example of fortune favoring the prepared photographer!
Thank you Dave. Some people drive around with dogs in their lap.
I drive around with my BIF camera attached to my sling strap in
my lap, ready to shoot.
Thanks, River - the Yampa to Meeker loop looks goo... (
The Yampa to Meeker is a great drive, good road. Near the Meeker part of the loop is
CR 8 which will take you 11 miles to Trappers Lake which is within the
flattops wilderness area. At trappers lake you will also find trappers lake lodge, which has
cabins for rent. This area is off the power grid but the lodge runs generators for power
to the cabins until early evening. New owners of trappers lake lodge have just taken over
as of 2019. The new owners are ranchers from the Meeker area, checkout their website.
I would also like to recommend a photographers guide to all of Colorado,
John Fielders best of Colorado 5th edition. Available on amazon, by amazon and
is also amazon prime under $25 new. John is one of the top landscapes photographers
You are coming the best time of year to Colorado. I agree with end of September
early October. Have a great trip.