Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine Turkeys




The gobblers were sparing when I captured this image. I didn't notice at the time that their heads & necks formed a heart shape. There is little doubt that the sparing was brought on by thoughts of their upcoming mating season.

I was pleasantly surprised a few moments ago when I found that Ken Conger had beaten me to the punch by posting a pair of Trumpeter Swans forming a heart also.
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23 comments:

Kathy said...

Lucky shot!! Perfect picture for Valentines Day. Hope you have a great weekend.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Sometimes we get surprize results with photography.Looks good.
Blessings,Ruth

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Ah yes!! They must know it Valentine's Day. :) Great capture and well spotted Coy.

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Darla said...

Now what are the chances of that?

i beati said...

a lover's spat no doubt sandy

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LOL. turkey lurve - that was a great capture. :D

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Abe Lincoln said...

That one is a youngster isn't it? It looks like it is but then I have not seen wild turkeys in my life.

Happy Valentine's Day to you and to your family from me and Patty.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Skittles said...

How nice of them to pose like that for a Valentine's Day CC post. :)

Flo said...

Fighting birds!! Cool!! Love the heart :)

Mine is up over at Feather, Fur and Fins

Anna said...

This is really nice. We see a lot of turkeys in the fields around here, but I've never gotten any pictures.

Nikki-ann said...

A brilliant capture! Well done :)

twobarkingdogs said...

Great photo! I feel guilty for thinking about cranberry sauce and gravy right about now.

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photowannabe said...

Perfect Valentine post Salty. I love when things like this turn out with little surprises.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Turkey's are almost like deer in that they seem to do good everywhere. We even have them down here in south Florida, but you have to be on the lookout for them.

Manz said...

Some of the best photographic elements are not discovered until you look back on the shot later - the heart is fantastic!

Ken's is also very impressive ;)

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Lori said...

How cute!

Happy Valentine's Day to you and the Mrs!

Dianne said...

what a perfect shot!!

Misty Dawn said...

Not only is this a fantastic shot, this is an absolutely PERFECT image for Valentine's Day!!!

fishing guy said...

Salty: What a neat look at the heart in the turkeys.

Meggie said...

A most unusual Valentine, indeed!

Tootie said...

I came today to look at your SkyWatch photo, which is very nice, but this one of the turkey love, is the winner! :-) I love it!

Bird Girl said...

Let's pretend these aren't gobblers - but gobbler and hen - a love story;-) And a once in a lifetime shot, I am sure of that!!! Very cool capture indeed, Salty!