Wild Turkey Tom, Olompali State Park, Marin County, California

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Axl Bach on February 2, 2010

Very nice!

cheers, Axl

davidcmc58 on February 2, 2010

Axl, thanks a lot. Best regards, David

davidcmc58 on March 20, 2010

Jo, these guys are very alert during this mating season. When I took this shot I only have my point and shoot with me. The G10's max zoom was 140 mm and that's what I used. Too bad that I did not have the SLR with 300mm telephoto handy! This shot is heavily cropped and lighting was not the greatest (he was under shade). ISO of 200 and heavy cropping makes the shot somewhat grainy but that's the best I could do under the circumstances. Good luck on your wild turkey hunt! Best regards, David

davidcmc58 on March 21, 2010

Jo, my EOS telephoto lens is the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. Listing price is $649.99 while most on-line places are selling it at $549.99. It really works well for me. Great for long distance bird shots and short distance close-up insects. But it does not do the true "macro" type shots. The reason is that you have be be more than 6 feet from the subject. I hope this info is helpful. Best regards, David

bdarken1 on April 16, 2010

nice photo. The turkey makes me hungry.

davidcmc58 on April 16, 2010

bdarken1, thank you. I am glad you like the shot. David

JBTHEMILKER on August 11, 2010

Great shot! We have alot of wild turkeys that stay in our bunkers over the harsh New England winters. In spring we can sometimes get good shots of the toms.

davidcmc58 on August 11, 2010

This one also required some luck. As you know these turkey toms are very aggressive and moves very fast during the spring mating season. Greetings to New England, David

J/Conny on September 9, 2010

Wonder shot LIKE

davidcmc58 on September 10, 2010

Juanadarco, really appreciate your like and visit. Best regards, David

davidcmc58 on October 21, 2010

Dave, thank you very much for your kind visit and nice comments. Best regards to UK from California, David

Maurizio Stocco on October 31, 2010

... 3 weeks just thanksgiving day

davidcmc58 on November 1, 2010

Maurizio Stocco, yes. But this wild one is protected in a State Park. He is totally safe! Best regards, David

Rahim Rahmani Nejad on August 14, 2013

you really went to town ! Best regards .

Buts Yuri on August 18, 2013

VERY NICE SHOT!!! LIKE-5! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 25, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by davidcmc58
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
    • Taken on 2009/03/25 09:14:58
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 30.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash