Stephen Mayeux  


Turkey Reflection by Stephen Mayeux

November 2020 - Turkey Reflection

About the Image(s)

This turkey was almost at the minimum focus distance for my 600mm lens. Probably 20 to 22 feet away. I thought the subject was fitting for this time of year.

I am out of town and do not have access to all my images. I forgot to send my November image before I left town. I will be gone for most of the month and I had this image stored on my iPhone.

Have a good Thanksgiving,


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8 comments posted




Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Nice capture, the turkey's eye is sharp but could possibly benefit with a PS'd catch light. Happy Thanksgiving.   Posted: 11/05/2020 16:18:46
Stephen Mayeux   Stephen Mayeux
Thanks for the comments. The catch light is very small since the light is head on. I included the image just before she started drinking from the pond. Since it is a Nature image I typically do very little to the image.   Posted: 11/18/2020 09:02:50
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Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Yes you are correct Mark one should not tamper with a nature image but since this isn't competition we are free to take liberties.   Posted: 11/18/2020 09:52:23



Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Stephen, Excellent capture of the turkey reflection with a long lens. Image exposure and sharpness are very good. Hope you have a good trip.   Posted: 11/06/2020 16:09:29



Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
Love this moment you caught! A crazy thought: how would this look if turned into a landscape rather than the portrait mode?
Weird, but may add interest...   Posted: 11/07/2020 23:13:36
Stephen Mayeux   Stephen Mayeux
Freddie, I only have one landscape image of that bearded hen coming to the water. All others were portrait. The image presented was almost full frame. The width was max but a small amount was cropped from the top of the image to remove distracting elements and a small crop at the bottom to balance the image.   Posted: 11/18/2020 13:29:34
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Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
I would title this "Looking at a dim future." Nice sharp capture with areas of interest to draw the eye, especially the concentric waves and the flecks of color in the neck.   Posted: 11/08/2020 09:33:30



Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
The colouring of the bird's head and neck takes it out of the ordinary. A little catchlight in the eye would be a nice touch. Good and sharp front to back. Nice work.   Posted: 11/12/2020 20:04:05