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Not Yo Mama's Baby!


Did you know turkeys were so....colorful!?!
Gobble Gobble!

Farmer Don (father of the bride) added turkeys to the farm in Michigan this year.
  Remember the chickens?)



Not Yo Mama's Baby!


Did you know turkeys were so....colorful!?!
Gobble Gobble!

Farmer Don (father of the bride) added turkeys to the farm in Michigan this year.
  Remember the chickens?)



comments (54)

Bit of a poser smile Superb detail capture and colour tones.
Ginnie Hart: A stoic poser at that, Fotografa! I think it knows Thanksgiving is not far around the corner? Thanks.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 10 Aug 2009, 00:34
Aren't they beautiful? Well, in they're own way I suppose.
Ginnie Hart: "In their own way" for sure, Mary. As I told Caroline, this almost grosses me out, seriously. I have to force myself to look at the details. I had no clue whatsoever that they looked like this!
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 10 Aug 2009, 00:35
Trying to outdo the bride!
Ginnie Hart: In a manner of speaking, Aussie! smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 10 Aug 2009, 00:40
he looks like his brain is on the outside lol cool shot
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Elaine, this totally grosses me out. I can hardly look at the details without getting sick to my stomach. I had no clue turkeys looked like this. I really will have to do a psych job on myself come Thanksgiving!
  • MARIANA
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2009, 01:02
wow...wow.. how did you do this ? I know, stupid question, but this image is just incredible smile)) Such a perfect details and colors !
Ginnie Hart: This is one time, Mariana, when I did NOT play around with the colors at all, except for contrast. This is exactly how it looked. It still grosses me out to look at it. Only its mama could love him! smile
Who would have thought...?
Ginnie Hart: Not I, said the little red hen! As I've been telling others, this still totally grosses me out, Larry. I had no clue turkeys looked like this. Thank God we don't see their faces when we eat them for Thanksgiving!
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2009, 01:11
Very nice, Ginnie. Gobble Gobble!
Ginnie Hart: Does this gross you out as much as it does me, Kay??? I will have to totally forget I ever saw this when Thanksgiving time comes...otherwise I'm afraid I won't be able to eat!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2009, 01:29
I sure didn't know that domestic turkeys look like before today.
Ginnie Hart: Me, neither, Martin, and I must say I am totally grossed out. I had no clue. And we eat them for Thanksgiving???
I thought the same about his brain being out...lol
lovely catch
Ginnie Hart: Brains and macramed yarn! It really grosses me out, Debola, if you want to know the truth. I had no clue they looked like this. Will I ever be able to eat them again??
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Aug 2009, 02:26
Well, Turkey Lurkey...you won't be looking so smug in a few months when the bells start jingling!

Great portrait, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I will have to totally forget I ever saw this face, Ray, if I plan to eat turkey again. Funny things is that I LOVE turkey. Sigh. I had no clue they looked like this up close and personal. UGH. But thanks.
Awesome detail and at 250 mm. What lens did you have? Very nice never thought of a turkey. Nice color and detail.
Ginnie Hart: I sold two of my Canon lenses, John, in order to buy the 28-300 lens I used for this (details in my About). It was the only lens I used for the wedding. It's BIG but I have learned how to handle it without difficulty. I am also very pleased with the results, so thanks for asking...and commenting again!
Don't they have such amazing colours? Yes...this is a fantastic shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank God they have amazing colors, BC, because I'm not sure I could have stomached this otherwise. It nearly grosses me out, truth be known! sad
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Aug 2009, 05:24
MLS, this is awesome, when I was at the farm I only saw the small ones, they did not yet see blue in the face....
I hope she/he can outrun Don and Gobble Gobble in January too...gringrin
A great portrait of a proud animal.
I look at the settings of the camera, I think you are glad with the 'big one'..smile
Ginnie Hart: Actually, lieve Astrid, it will be sooner than January! It will be Thanksgiving time at the end of November! Sigh. And I'm quite sure she/he will NOT be able to outrun Farmer Don. They have certainly learned to trust him by now, right? Talk about being "crossed." Double sigh. Poor things. However, I must say that I had no clue they looked like this and wonder if I will ever be able to stomach turkey again, which I love. This really grosses me out. sad But yes, I am very happy with this new lens. I used only it for the entire week!
Me neither. Look at all those colours. Super capture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank God for the colors, Sujit, because otherwise I'm afraid it would totally gross me out! Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Aug 2009, 05:47
A hansome chap Ginnie - lovely portrait!
Ginnie Hart: You know what they say about the eyes of the beholder, Chris! grin
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 10 Aug 2009, 07:06
Colourful and wonderful detail Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It still grosses me out, Tony, truth be known! Thank God its mama loves him! smile
vraiment magnifique
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear O-P!
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Aug 2009, 08:05
Colourful maybe but not exactly beautiful. I expect his Mum loved him, though!
Ginnie Hart: As I have told others, Alan, this totally grosses me out. I can barely stomach it. Thank God it's colorful, otherwise I don't think I could handle it. grin
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 10 Aug 2009, 08:22
Wow this turkey looks like it could be the star of a Sci-fi movie.
Great detail Musketeer.
Ginnie Hart: I would be running away the entire movie, Musketeer! Will I ever be able to eat turkey again????
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Aug 2009, 08:54
Now Ginnie, tell the truth you went crazy with the magic color crayons smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! There was nothing else to do with this face but to give it color, Scarlet. grin Actually, it amazes me that this is exactly what this turkey looks like. No tweaking other than contrast and shadows. Quite honestly, it totally grosses me out. sad
I think he thinks he's a cool dude who can get the chicks. Great portrait Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I sure hope someone can love him, Janet, because my stomach turns every time I look at him. UGH. But thanks anyway. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Aug 2009, 10:10
It is not Thanksgiving yet, is it smile Difficult to think of it as a nice bird.
Ginnie Hart: I guess you could say he's being groomed, Louis? Quite honestly, he totally grosses me out. I had no clue he looked like this up close and personal. Will I ever be able to eat turkey again?? I sure hope so because it's one of my favorite meats.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Aug 2009, 10:26
Oh, Ginnie, very colourful, but, sorry he is not the type of man I prefer although he is able/gifted to perform some impressive details!
Ginnie Hart: I must agree with you whole-heartedly, Philine. He totally grosses me out! I do hope that by the time Thanksgiving comes, I will have forgotten what his face looks like!
good crop Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal.
I didn't even guess what this was on the thumbnail Ginnie. Their colours are good, they taste good yet they don't look very good.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Brian. I will have to forget this face before I dare eat any turkey come Thanksgiving time at the end of November!
I suppose this one had just finished a paint job smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that idea, Wim. grin
  • david
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2009, 12:55
god...it's my ex's mother! smile

superb detail but...bloody ugly!
Ginnie Hart: Uh-oh, David. That is really saying something! grin I'm not sure I've ever seen anything uglier than this, truth be known. Sure do wonder what "someone" was thinking! smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2009, 13:15
..and creepy too.. lol! nice close up shot! grin
Ginnie Hart: I would not ever want this staring in my face, Rian! Yikes. smile
We used to keep turkeys in my younger days back in Ireland Ginnie although they never made it past Christmas!
Ginnie Hart: Did they look as...colorful...as this, Bernie? How could you ever forget! Farmer Don IS raising them for Thanksgiving...and maybe Christmas, too?
What a fancy boy! And don't his feathers make a beautiful backdrop for that gorgeous wattle? The symmetry of the feathers and the randomness of all that decoration contrast beautifully!

If I were a girl turkey, I could go for this fellow ;-)
Ginnie Hart: If only I could be as complimentary, Linda! As long as I'm not up this close and personal, I think I can handle them just fine...and let the girl turkeys do the looking! grin
  • martie
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2009, 14:10
Wow! And such a contrast to those gorgeous white feathers! Nice one, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: It is definitely not a swan, Martie! grin
Something from a horror film!!!...great detail though Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You've got that right, Ron. I wonder if this is where/how movie makers get their ideas?! smile
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2009, 15:18
Growing up, I had turkeys chase me down. Not very fond memories, lol... But you did make this one rather nice, the feathers are so white and clean.
Ginnie Hart: "Rather nice" is a very kind way to describe this fella, Mia. I think you just made him proud. I would NOT want to be chased by him.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2009, 16:33
AMazing detail. A little grosse, but hey fine capture anyway smile
Ginnie Hart: For me, SAVO, it's a LOT gross. And I totally mean that! I just hope I can eat turkey again because it's one of my favorite meats!
I prefer them stuffed and served with roast potatoes and all the trimmingstongue
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW. That is very up close and personal. I can see so much detail. Great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Almost TOO close for comfort, Heather! grin Thanks.
  • jelb
  • France
  • 10 Aug 2009, 18:13
Bonsoir,
great neatness, details..very nice "model"..smile..bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Jelb! Your link isn't working and I want to go to your site. HELP. I'll try again later but if you get this, maybe you can send it to me. Thanks for commenting again.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2009, 18:37
So regal in all her fineries. Looks like this one's ready for the wedding as well.

Have a great week!
Ginnie Hart: He/she was REALLY ready for the wedding, Maria. I guess you can say that again! Thanks a million.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2009, 18:39
Extraordinary!! Have never seen a turkey with white feathers..or is that your processing??? Exquisite colorful detail.
Ginnie Hart: Oh no, Marcie. NOT my processing. There were black turkeys AND white turkeys. I never knew there was such a thing! I sure got my education over this one. smile
now I know where the directors of the sci-fi movies get their inspiration for creating the characters, Ginnie. smile She's as ugly as she's beautiful smile
Ginnie Hart: As they say, Viktor, there's nothing new under the sun! This one is so ugly I can hardly stand to look at her anymore. But I sure did get my education!
  • alex
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2009, 20:56
Ahhh, if only Ben Franklin had got his way...
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing you're referring to the turkey being our national bird instead of the bald eagle, Alex! As long as it wasn't this up close and personal, I could handle that. grin
Beautiful details you've captured!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tosin...even if a bit disconcerting! smile
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2009, 23:03
an awesome shot with excellent clarity! great animal portrait of this thanksgiving feast animal lol.
Ginnie Hart: Little did we know it first looked like this, Liang, right?! Thanks.
  • namaki
  • France
  • 11 Aug 2009, 01:58
colourful yet ugly I find ...nice picture !
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Namaki. Totally! grin Merci.
Have to admit, I didn't realize they were this colorful. The colors are amazing, especially against the white feathers. Beautiful shot Ginnie, the details are incredible.
Ginnie Hart: This colorful...and this ugly? Oh my. Who would have thought. I truly got my education on this one, John. smile Thanks.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 11 Aug 2009, 14:40
Super detail Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ellie.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 11 Aug 2009, 15:57
such a rainbow of color.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Sherri. That's definitely one thing you can say about this turkey! smile
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 11 Aug 2009, 17:35
HA what a beautiful turkey (if they can be considered beautiful!) Amazing close up.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes there's a thin line between ugly and beautiful, Andy?! Thanks.
Best looking bird i have seen in years Ginnie.Lovely colours.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think you just made this bird proud, Michael. grin Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 11 Aug 2009, 20:26
wow .. great color contrasts Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Danke, kind sir.
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 15 Aug 2009, 04:18
Excellent Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Julian!
Amazing clarity - its as sharp as seeing it for real - great shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Thomas. It was a little too real for me, I'm afraid. sad
  • Nathan
  • United States
  • 23 Aug 2009, 23:49
Colorful indeed, but all those lumps look a bit nasty. Still, strangely I feel like I want to touch it.
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Nathan, this fella really grosses me out! sad
Great colors, this makes me laugh! Not sure why but turkeys just do! smile
Ginnie Hart: It makes me laugh AND cringe, Jen. The thought of eating it makes me sick, to be honest! I'll have to forget I ever saw it come Thanksgiving time! smile Thanks.

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