Outdoor Indiana - November/December 2013 - Reader Photos
Each issue, Outdoor Indiana staff will select one reader submitted photo to feature in the magazine. If you would like the chance to be featured, please submit your photo, along with your name and phone number to:
Please, only submit original photography that you have taken. Do not send files over 9 MB in size. JPG format is preferred.
No, your eyes don’t need adjusting; at least not because of this photo. Ronnie Burns took this shot of an unusual wild turkey last October in his yard, about 3 miles north of Salem in Washington County. He used a Canon SX40 HS camera. Both he and his wife Liz, subscribers for five years, are avid birders. This is a leucistic or “washed out” bird, not an albino, because of its dark features. Such birds can occur in any bird species, usually in hens, according to DNR biologist Steve Backs.
Rich Fowler lives in Batesville, across the street from the 14th green of Hillcrest Golf & Country Club. This remote-looking wintry retreat is just off the 14th fairway. He took the photo in mid-morning after a heavy night snowfall, before the local kids got out their sleds. Transplants from Ohio, he and his wife Barb, who bought him his Nikon D-80, use OI to find places to visit in their adopted home state.