Finally! 44th Parallel Photography’s Photo of the Week is back. Phew! It’s been a super busy time. I was away in Edmonton for work for a week. Then back home, but work and everything else busy and going by at warp speed. So finally, this Easter long weekend, there was time for a breather (ok, well a fast one :)). I did manage to get out the camera for a wee bit. It felt sooo good to get behind that 600mm lens again. I’m just chomping at the bit until the songbirds show up.
I also finally, got my first photo of wild turkeys. Not the greatest images, but just had to post one because I was happy that I finally got something. Ever tried to photograph wild turkeys? If so, I’d like to hear your tales. It isn’t easy! These birds are skittish to say the least! They _look_ easy to photograph. After all, they’re huge and they don’t really fly much. How much easier can it get? Ya well, you try! 😉 Soon as they see you, they motor away on their spindly little legs. But not this time! As I said, no award winning photos for me. But at least it’s progress. And now that I know a spot where I think I can find them again, I’ll be back. Only thing is, I’m headed up to the Yukon this week for work. So no turkey photos for me this week. However, I will refrain from any complaining because I was lucky enough to extend my work trip by two days and so if all goes well, I’ll be meeting a friend in Whitehorse, where we’ll rent a car and hopefully spend two days zooming around the Yukon countryside with cameras in hand. One goal is to photograph the migrating Trumpeter Swans. Gawd, I hope they aren’t like wild turkeys….