“The turkeys were chunky
With smiley, beaked faces,
And they greeted the children
With downy embraces.”
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.
The next time you are out photographing, I encourage you to take your time and stay with a subject that is intriguing you.