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We hosted Thanksgiving this year. Yes, past-tense, we’re Canadian so our Thanksgiving comes about a month before American Thanksgiving. 

We had never ever cooked a turkey before and were kind of scared by the thought of ruining the whole event. I didn't want to go with a frozen turkey so we went to the local butcher and bought a fresh local one.After a whole lot of internet research about brining and what not, I decided to skip that and do a butter roasted turkey instead. It did not turn out dry at all and was extremely tasty.

We were in quite a rush when we photographed the turkey so you’ll have to forgive the photo quality. We had a hungry mob to feed. Besides, it's hard to make a turkey look good I think. It's not as pretty as a cupcake that's for sure. 


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thelittleaccent Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I've used this photo on my website, The Little Accent.
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Photographing dinner is the worst! People are like swarming and want to consume the thing and trying to get photos can be so awkward. This still looks amazeballs though. I'm not even big on turkey and I still wanna eat it .
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
It really is, that's why I almost never do it. The lighting is horrible at that time too and I have no time to create some. 
Also, I didn't want to make them wait too long so I just snapped a few pics and most of them turned out to be blurry.. so I had no choice with this one. 
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
You did way better than me. If people are watching I won't even take photos. It's the same when slicing up a cake for an event. I always want that perfect 1/4 or less missing piece photo of a cake and I can't bring myself to go all photographer mode in front of people. 
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
My family totally understands. My big brother is a pro photographer so they're already used to him.
On my husbands side mky father in law is constantly taking pictures of Loc. Snd my dad is always filming everything. There's 3 cameras going at any given time to our family events.I'm only shy because of the experienced eyes watching..
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
I'm slightly jealous. Though if I had people who could do photo things around I'd probably just make them do it for me so it's probably good that I'm forced to learn.
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Well I did try that but it always seems to take them yearssssss to send me the pictures so nevermind that.
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BenOWillock Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope someone herb-roasts you.
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Nocturnal-Dayz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
I really shouldn't be looking at pics of tasty looking food like this so late at night...now I'm in the mood for some good ol' fashion turkey.
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Delofasht Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Way to make people hungry!
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Guy3210 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Looks delicious
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l4dkurts2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And that is a peace of art :D!
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Lady-Manson Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
I want to nom on its soul >,<
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
it's the tastiest part for sure.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Happy Thanksiving!  That looks so delicious! :iconturkeyplz:
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Thanks :heart:
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
uuuuuuugggggghhhhhhh somebody help me!!!! :iconawwwplz:
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MilleCuirs Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow looks so real!! What did you use? Resin and silicone? Clear gloss? Paint job is amazing too! We can almost smell the cooked meat! Nice job! ;)
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
LOL that's because it is real! hahahaha
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MilleCuirs Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I was just trying to be funny! :P Looks really tasty! I Love the light on the picture, it got some kind of "wish we were here" feeling to it!
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
heheh thanks :) It's a compliment for sure :)
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
read the description XD
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MilleCuirs Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm just kidding :P It look delicious! 
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Haha, yeah... making a photo of something that needs to be served later is so much easier, isn't it? :D

But this looks really tasty!
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Yes.. there were about 14 people turning around the turkey and drooling, so I had zero time hahaha :)
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
OMFG this looks So delicious!! 
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
It does? I think the picture is horrible. ugh. 
It was really delicious though :)
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
yes!, I cook meat all the time so i can tell if its nice or not :lol: i sound like a Viking :XD:
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Vikings = :love: 
Thanks! I don't eat that much meat at all but turkey for Thanksgiving is a must, I think. 
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Im a celt but yeah :P we dont have thanksgiving here in the uk, but we have additional holidays like 'Guy Fawkes night - Bonfire where we burn a scarecrow version of Guy Fawkes who tried to blow up London's houses of parliment .... v for vendetta is based on that guy
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Yeah, I heard about that story (remember the 5th of November). It's an interesting story for sure. I guess it's kind of like the Canadian version of how we burned down the White House (usa). Well did they try to conquer us, so it's their own fault :evillaugh:

You're lucky to come from such a great culture. I'm a mix of different people, French (mostly) and some First nations (natives).
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
i think im lucky i speak one of the oldest language in europe which is welsh :P, but im sure over there its more blessed with food and festivals :la:
and i dont know much about the history of america, just bits and bobs :P
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
TALK TO ME IN WELSH!! :la:
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