Friday, October 4, 2013

City Turkeys


Taken with my iPhone.


I happened to look out the window at work yesterday morning to catch a glimpse of a flock of wild turkeys wandering around the parking lot.

After years, and I do mean years, of saving birthday cash I bought a telephoto lens last weekend. 

My camera was in the back seat of my car and I hummed and hawed as I watched the turkeys wander around looking for an escape route, likely wondering how they got themselves into such a predicament. 

After 60 seconds of deliberation, I went for broke and ran out to my car. Spreadsheets weren't balancing and when that happens, there's nothing one can do, people, but step away from the numbers. 

I got this shot. It was a great way to break in a new lens.


And forget about that spreadsheet for a while. 


~Happy.Friday.Friends.~

P.S. Those brilliant yellow locust trees above are just beyond my computer screen where I sit most days. Not a bad view, for the city.

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19 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow....that lens really does the trick!!!

I can't imagine having a flock of turkeys on a city street tho. It's awesome.

I'm new to Random 5 this week, and thought I'd try and get the gist of it all by paying you a visit!! Happy weekend.

Sarah Carletti said...

Awesome shot!

Buttons said...

WOW good call on the lens it does a fantastic job and it was so worth the run to the car. You are going to have so much fun with that I can tell. HUGS B

Snap said...

glad you went for the camera -- can't miss the opportunity to catch those turkeys! you are going to enjoy that new lens.

rayfamily said...

I love catching a glimpse of wild turkeys, great shots!

Jessica Sweeney said...

Wow, awesome shot! Photos are so much more fun than spreadsheets. And I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who gets easily distracted by photo opportunities. ;) Do you mind me asking which lens you got?

Karen said...

That new lens was worth the wait. Fabulous shot!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

You got a fantastic shot with your new lens! I love seeing the turkeys up close. You definitely made the right decision to "step away from the numbers." :-)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So happy for you and the new lens -- opens up so many new possibilities. Great shot of the city turkeys. :)

TexWisGirl said...

lovely turkey 'shoot'. :)

Hula La said...

Great shot. Funny, City Turkeys. I recently had a visit to my front yard of the same cool creatures. My dog went crazy. And today I came upon the turkey vultures. They were cool lookin' too! HAPPY FRIDAY! Aloha

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

What a work view you have! One I could almost live with.

Rose said...

That is just too funny! Lucky you to have a long lens!

Lisa Lynn said...

Great shot!

Lynne said...

Great birthday present you gave yourself! Love seeing the Wild Turkey's in the city . . . close up too. Great pics!

Happy Birthday . . . when . . .

Windy Meadows Farm said...

A great buy with your b-day money. (I'm so envious!) Good for you...I can't wait to see what else you capture with it!

Terri Buster said...

Fun-tastic turkey shot..I want a super lens so badly!!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Beautiful! Good for you on saving for the lens. What a nice break from spreadsheets. :)

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