A turkey in the marsh

Gobbler
You may be surprised to know that Turkeys are one of my photographic nemesis birds. It’s not that I don’t see them, or that I haven’t photographed them, but I can’t ever seem to get that special photo I want. This morning was no different. Turkeys are found all over central Florida, from the swamps to the beachsides, where they occasionally make their way into a beachy retirement community not far from here.  If you are looking for them you need to look in palmetto and slashpine areas, where they use the low cover for movement and the pines for roosts. They are often seen in areas where agriculture meets woods. I found this one in a large clearing in such an area. He was busy fanning for some hot ladies when I rode up. I counted six vying for his attention, so he must be quite a studmuffin.

Summer in Florida is not always an easy time to photograph, so I may be stretching my creativity with my camera in the coming weeks. Wishing all my photographer friends Nice Light, and everyone else a great weekend. 🙂

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