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African vulture

African vulture
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Copyright: nyala land (nyala) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 87] (661)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-15 11:31
Viewed: 4193
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White-backed Vulture, Gyps africanus, is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. It is closely related to the European Griffon Vulture, G. fulvus. Sometimes it is called African White-backed Vulture to distinguish it from the Oriental White-backed Vulture nowadays usually called Indian White-rumped Vulture to which it was formerly believed to be closely related (wiki)

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-12-15 12:30]

great species. i like the pose of this bird.

p.s. you should crop more from the top

Hi nyala,
Very good capture of the White-backed Vulture, natural colours of Africa.
Regards. Ferran

Hi Nyala

Great moody shot of this scavenger. Good composition. Great sharpness. Sombre tones. Good DOF and POV.


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