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Black Vulture

Black Vulture
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-01 16:15
Viewed: 4115
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my recent vacation in Panama.
A common bird around the hotel in Gamboa but a bit difficult to photograph specialy against a bright background.

The more southern of our two common vulture species, the Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) flaps its wings rather frequently while it soars. It is more social than the Turkey Vulture, often traveling in large flocks.

One-on-one, a Black Vulture can be dominated by the slightly larger Turkey Vulture. But, Black Vultures rarely travel alone. Flocks of Black Vultures can quickly take over a carcass and drive the more solitary Turkey Vultures away.

(from "All About Birds")

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hello Mario

excellent photo of the Black Vulture with a fine POV
and appropriate framing, you managed your camera
superbly to obtain great details of the dark plumage,



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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2010-05-02 7:04]

Scary looking bird with bald head and dark color but still a nice photo :) TFS.

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