Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Impressionistic Turkeys

The turkeys are back -- about fourteen of them. I saw them promenading down the road and hurried out to the porch to get a picture. As soon as they saw me, they picked up the pace and were soon out of sight.
A bit later, I'd forgotten all about them when Willa set up a frantic barking from the dining room window.

"Monsters at the bird feeder! Danger! Velociraptors! DANGER!"

I ran for the camera again. The poor turkeys were panicked at all the barking and between the rain and the dim light and my hurry, the pictures came out very odd indeed.  But I thought that first one had a real impressionistic feel to it as well as a nice composition of straight and curving lines.
 
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15 comments:

Ms. A said...

Hahaha, those are quite impressionistic! Bet they left a few little impressionistic poop balls along the way, after the scare.

Martin said...

The first in the sequence is my favourite, Vicki. Colour and composition are 'knock-out'.

June said...

I do love the colors!
And I love seeing wild turkeys. They get me every time. Behaviorally, they're an odd combination of tamish-not-afraid-of-anything and oh-dear-my-fur-and-whiskers-let's-get-out-of-here!

KarenB said...

What are the red sticks in the second picture?

Have you ever seen the turkeys fly? We were driving along a mountain road - uphill on the right and downhill on the left - and had them soar overhear. They fly like an overloaded troop transport!

Kath said...

Love it!

Barbara Rogers, Potter said...

And here I thought it was just wearing dirty glasses! All in how you perceive it, right? Lovely colors.

Vicki Lane said...

The first picture is the only one that really 'works,' in my opinion. The rest are garbled -- but do at least show the turkeys.

The red sticks are metal fence posts that were in the garden to hold up the tomatoes -- waiting for use again this spring.

The turkeys eventually flew over the fence to get to the pasture and hence to the woods. It IS starling to see such a big bird take to the air.

Exactly it, June!

Jean Baardsen said...

I love it when I end up with an effect that I couldn't have gotten if I'd been trying! What fun!

NCmountainwoman said...

I love wild turkeys. Our dogs watch stiffly if they see them but so far no barking. Once Lucy encountered a single turkey in the woods and ran after it. We were really scared when it took so long for the turkey to find enough clearing to take off.

Brian Miller said...

ha your turkey art is wonderful...velociraptors...lol...nice...we saw a 'herd' of them driving out of town last week...at least 20-30 of them...

Jill said...

I enjoy shots like that. I agree that they look like paintings. They are full of movement. Our dogs keep them well away from view. You are lucky to see them so close!

jennyfreckles said...

Nice how even our 'mistakes' can turn out interesting and artistic. We don't have wild turkeys here but I'd love to see them. They're such odd birds.

chiccoreal said...

Dear Vicki: Very impressionistic or is it a post impressionistic picture. Very Monet! Yes and all those turkeys make a fine composition! Were you panning or panicking? I did pan by accident (follow the movement of the moving things) and it is cool when it blurs in the background, but unfortunately the dog was sort of blurred to! Hey I'll post it on my blog. I thought I should as it is synchronistic today! :)

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

hahaha... i love the way this day went for you and Willa... cute!

JJRod'z

Victoria said...

Holy Moly! I thought my eyes had gone on the fritz...then I read the title, ha ha!

I really like the line and composition of the first photo, and I like the colors, too.