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Gyps coprotheres

Gyps coprotheres
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Copyright: Gerard Calberac (Pitoncle) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1173 W: 0 N: 1594] (9508)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G ED, SanDisk Ultra II, Hoya UV
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-13 22:35
Viewed: 4466
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gyps coprotheres, Cape Vulture (Kolbe's Vulture) or Cape Griffon, Vautour chassefiente observé dans le Parc National d'Etosha près d'Okaukuejo.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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Hi Gerard,

an nice meeting with this bird, a pity the bird are not complete free.
Good of sharpness and fine warm colours.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-14 1:45]

Hello Gerard,
excellent sharpness. The view of the vulture is so detailed and you have composed it very well. I like to note the way the leaves resemble the birds colour.
Well presented.


A pity about the branches in front of his face but we can't always have it our way. Well exposed image with good warm colors.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-14 9:26]

Bonsoir Gerard,
The POV and lighting contribute to a fine capture of this species of African Vulture against a clear sky.
The partial obstruction caused by the dead leaves of the tree where it sits is not much of a disadvantage and the sharpness of what is seen óf the bird, including the head, is great.
merci et bonne soirée,

bonjour Gérard

excellente photo de ce vautour qui est camouflé avec
les feuilles de cet arbre, moi j'aimes le POV en contre-plongé,
jolies couleurs chaudes de l'avant-plan et excellent contraste
avec les couleurs froides de l'arrière-plan (du ciel),
excellent focus netteté et détails, le catch-light à l'oeil
rend la photo encore plus belle, TFS


hello Gerard
this is a BIG bird with great details and good sharpness
very good naturel pose and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Où est ce pays en Afrique où on parle le français ? Vous devez être sur un voyage oui ? L'oiseau est très impressionnant. Pas exactement le joli oiseau mais une bonne image.

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