“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.

Comments (8)

  1. Wonderful Mary.

    1. Thank you, Edgar!

  2. Great work, Mary!

    1. Many thanks, Bill!

  3. Very well done!!

    1. Thanks, so much, Don!

  4. it is amazing how colorful turkeys can be… awesome post and photos. thank you…

    1. Thank you, very much, Lynn!

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