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Here’s another capture I got from a group of tom turkeys recently. It never ceases to amaze me how they can magically transform from an ugly bird into a work of art!

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I thought about photoshopping out the weeds on the bird but decided, hey, part of the environment… plus it would’ve been kinda tedious to do. What say you?

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Is this a composite: No
D500, Nikon 200-500 lens, Nikon 1.4 TC, hand held, 1/1600th, f 8.0, 700mm, ISO 1000, cropped to 3268 x 3565, AI Clear

I agree they are an extraordinary looking bird. Lots of different colors, shapes and spaces. I would leave the grass. It does not interfere and adds to habitat. I am wondering if it needs a bit more sharpening. If you get another chance you may also consider giving them a bit more room with the zoom lens.