Wildlife: Up Close and Personal
Finally I made out what she was almost saying: turkey. Right. Here.
I grabbed the camera and got a few mostly bad shots, because the window glass reflection played havoc with the autofocus on the lens. There was practically no light, so the ISO got pushed to 800. I can say this: this is the best picture of a turkey I’ve ever taken. Because it is the ONLY picture of a turkey I’ve ever taken.
Ah, wildlife. Thursday, driving to work, I hit a deer. It came up out of a ravine and was maybe 20 feet away when I hit the brakes hard, and the deer the same way–broadside. Thankfully, I had slowed enough that I didn’t go up and over the deer, which probably would have turned me into the ravine.
The deer didn’t tumble, but instead slammed hard into the bank, staggered and ran back infront of the car AGAIN. I slammed on the brakes AGAIN. And the deer bounded back down into the ravine along Union Valley Road, and I feel certain is still out there somewhere, not feeling so very good.
And the Subaru: a few coarse deer hairs under the license plate frame. That’s all. This time.