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_MG_9566 The turkeys are in the driveway!
01-NOV-2007

_MG_9566 The turkeys are in the driveway!

That's what my husband said a few minutes ago on this foggy morning. Fortunately, I had a 70-200 lens on my camera, grabbed it, switched the ISO to 800 and ran for the front door. Unfortunately, I forgot to shut it and Ricky, spying the turkeys charged out after them. Shot across the street, up my neighbor's very steep driveway and disappeared from view. Ran across and up the driveway, panting all the way and finally saw him. He would not come over to me, but headed for their front door where I scooped him up in my left arm, carrying the 20D plus 70-200 f/2.8l usm in my other arm and slowly negotiated my way down and back home. I'm still panting! (This confirms my decision to buy this lens. It sure focused nicely on this unplanned shot!) HOWEVER - it's gone back to exchange for the IS version. Couldn't hold low shutter speeds steadily enough.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
1/320s f/3.5 at 145.0mm iso800 full exif

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Sue Hawken06-Nov-2007 01:51
What an eventfully morning. Such a great caption to go along with the photo.
Jane01-Nov-2007 15:46
Great capture Isabel!!
Rachel Pennington01-Nov-2007 15:24
Ricky makes the photo. :) Terrific shot. I'm so happy that you're happy with that lens. :)
Judith Barnett01-Nov-2007 15:05
What a funny shot, "don't bother me woman, I see a target!" The position of the turkey's feet all in unison adds to the shot too. Nice catch!
Ellie Kanary01-Nov-2007 14:43
Lol, reminds me of how my dogs would react.
Ellie
Melissa Noel01-Nov-2007 14:33
He was on a mission! lol
Bill McClung01-Nov-2007 14:23
Great shot! Ricky must be part "Border Havanese"
pemkid01-Nov-2007 12:45
This shot turned out even better than your original thought of taking just turkeys!
Deb
Patty Church01-Nov-2007 12:34
Apparently Havanese are turkey herders too!
Patty