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Posted By: Bob Harris, 07-13-2012, 05:08 AM

Pulled into our campground and I went out on a dirt road and into the field to see if I could spot any deer or antelope and happened upon these guys who were out for a stroll.

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07-13-2012, 05:14 AM   #2
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It's good to meet the locals. These are very handsome birds.
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Why did the turkey cross the road - cause it's not Thanksgiving yet ....
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The bird on the left in the second photo really shows how brilliantly colored these guys are. These birds can disappear so fast it always is amazing when someone is able to get off a good photo and you managed two. Thanks for sharing them.

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First pic, they almost look like they're racing. I like the look of them in the tall grasses.
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thought i'd see a pic of some groggy folks around a campfire throwin' back some shots of w.t.......
fine captures bob.... gorgeous plumage... but, oh, what a face!!! dave m
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Nice catch, Bob. I'm like Dave, the term wild turkey brings up a mental image unrelated to that of a bird.

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It's good to meet the locals. These are very handsome birds.
They were almost our national bird, the eagle won out though.
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Why did the turkey cross the road - cause it's not Thanksgiving yet ....
Finally an answer to that age old question
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The bird on the left in the second photo really shows how brilliantly colored these guys are. These birds can disappear so fast it always is amazing when someone is able to get off a good photo and you managed two. Thanks for sharing them.
I think I surprised them, when they saw me they stepped up the pace, glad you like the shots here and they are quite beautiful feather wise.
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First pic, they almost look like they're racing. I like the look of them in the tall grasses.
that is their natural enviornment and they are pretty quick on their feet
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thought i'd see a pic of some groggy folks around a campfire throwin' back some shots of w.t.......
fine captures bob.... gorgeous plumage... but, oh, what a face!!! dave m
Dave, I remember this girl in high school that was the same way.
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Nice catch, Bob. I'm like Dave, the term wild turkey brings up a mental image unrelated to that of a bird.

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i was going to work that into the thread name, but decided to just go and buy a pint and forget it all.
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Wow! That's a nice find Bob! The detail in that 2nd one is superb! Nice shooting....go out and look around some more, with your good luck, no telling what you might see!

Regards!
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haha! I love seeing these guys! When I used to live in a subdivision in a country type setting there were 12 of these guys that would walk the streets sometimes coming up driveways and looking in windows. I thought it was so strange till I learned the neighbours feed them in their backyards.

Great shots Bob! Love the three walking away from you. thanks for sharing!
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