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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Three-for Easter

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A perfect Easter Sunday! We had family over for dinner and spent a majority of the day outdoors on the back deck. The fosythia is in full bloom and it looks so beautiful framing the edges of the backyard.
Hmmmmmmm..........was it Easter or was it Thanksgiving out in our back woods today???? We had some familiar visitors come through the yard this afternoon. I haven't seen them for a few months, but they paraded through the backyard like they own the place :) There were 5 of them today which makes perfect sense, as it is mating season! Wild turkey males are polygamous with harems of five or more females that they mate with. Did you know that during mating season, the male will erect his tail and spread it like a fan? This male was strutting around making gobbling sounds. This behavior is very alluring to the female. ;-)
Here he is gobbling towards the females:
Here he is strutting his stuff and fanning his tail:
What a CASANOVA he is!!!!! ;-)
The Specs for forsythia photo:
Nikon D90, 50 mm lens, 1/8oo, f2,8, ISO 200
The Specs for Turkey Photos:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 1000, 1/50, f5.6

2 comments:

  1. Sooooo jealous of the forsythia shot as I'd been trying in vane to get something that I like! Well done!

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  2. Thanks a bunch. I was happy with this one and I'm thrilled you like it.:-)

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