I got up today and looked out and behold, there were tons of turkeys, struttin’ their stuff. I grabbed my camera, some camo and went belly crawling for a half mile or so. Last year, they were more tolerant of me and let me get a wee bit closer than they did this year. But it was warmer then than it is now. uggg, this weather is getting depressing. While I was out, it started to snow which was throwing off the autofocus of my 70-300. I missed some shots because of that and for that reason I’m selling a kidney on the black market to get a 300mm f/2.8 hehehehe.. 😉 Anyways, it’s true, in low light, that lens hunts for focus like Rita McNeil looking for prime rib in a buffet line. 🙂 But what can you do? I did do some manual focusing to try and nab the shots I was missing. Here’s the shots of the day. It’s funny how from 330 shots, I get 32 good ones. Roughly 10%
EDIT! Here’s a video of me gobbling! I’m the turkey whisperer.
After the heinous snow storm left us, we had some primo snowman making weather on our hands. Phoebe and I went to work and created a rather scary looking snowman. Freakish, really. 😉 (Looks even weirder in HDR).
After we had our nordic fun, I grabbed the camera and took some shots. I was using my 16-85mm VR lens. Up until recently, I haven’y used it much, preferring my 50mm prime. But, I’m really liking the wide angle lately, especially for portraits, getting really close. It blows the shot way up and creates a cool effect. Anyways, we made the best of a junky situation but I’m happy to report that the rest of the day turned out beautiful. Melt, melt, melt away Mr. Snowman!