Mary Presson Roberts Photography

Caged: Turkey Time

“The turkeys were chunky
With smiley, beaked faces,
And they greeted the children
With downy embraces.”

― Dav Pilkey

During Monday’s trip to the zoo, I took a path I haven’t traveled before into the barn.  I enjoyed looking at several of the farm animals until I stopped at the cage for the  turkey.  I have always been so drawn to feathers, so I thought I would see what I could photograph while there.

There were many challenges to photography in the barn.  The turkey was in an enclosure, so I had to photograph through the bars on the side of the enclosure.  Since there were only certain places where he could be in order for me to photograph him, I had to wait patiently until he went to the perfect spot.

I found the colors and details to be incredible and ended up staying there to photograph for almost two hours.

Here are a few of my favorites from my time with the turkey.



Turkey Feathers
Turkey Feathers


Looking at You
Looking at You

The next time you are out photographing, I encourage you to take your time and stay with a subject that is intriguing you.


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Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.


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