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African White-backed Vulture

African White-backed Vulture
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Copyright: Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 400mm F/2.8 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals feeding, part one [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-05-16 1:41
Viewed: 5067
Points: 18
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African White-backed Vulture

This was a dead wildebeest who have drowned in Masai River during the great migration. This vulture doesn't have strong enough beak to cut wildebeests fur and has to wait for other vulture (Lappet-faced Vulture) to do the job. Two meter on the left side it was even Marabou stork waiting as well :)
Hope you like it...


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-16 1:50]

Hello Ralf,
Very impressive photo of this White-backed Vulture in a great pose. Excellent timing. Fantastic sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Taken from the best POV.

Superb capture !!!



Hello Mr.Ralf,
Beautiful natural picture.Even we can see flies are flying.Nice sharp focus with natural colour.Details on wings are really splendid.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello Ralf,
Outstanding photograph of African White-backed Vulture, excellent sharpness and details, outstanding composition, good background and outstanding lighting.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Ralf

Once again great action shot of dead and life
in the nature, fine POV, shot at the Vulture's
best pose with the wings wide open, we can see
how large is the size of the Vulture, great focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-16 15:27]

Hi Ralf,a great capture from Masai Mara,a great memory for me,i been there many years ago and it's always nice to see fantastic pics like your,a fantastic scene and a spectacular wings position of the vulture,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

GREAT photo Ralf ! Interesting subject, excellent composition, wonderful natural colours and impressive sharpness!

  • Ingrid1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2013-06-05 7:37]

Stunning action photo. You definitely were at the right place at the right time! I am really impressed and add your work to my theme "animals feeding"
thanks for sharing, greetings from South Africa, Ingrid


A great scene you have depicted in your post here. I like the composition, DOF, clear BG, sharpness and clarity.

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