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Copyright: teunie polak (wuta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus C-740 UZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Intimate Portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-12 8:44
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These tingifowroe [vulture] is a large black bird, with a bald black head. You can find him along the coast on mud, in the mangroves, at herds cows, but more often to see him if he is at people, like on large refuse hopes. He also gladly eats of coconut note detritus. Sometimes to meet again you at rainy a complete group high in ventilates there to circle. They run a little bit hopping and need a run-up to come of the ground. It seems that they can smell a corpse already of far. They pay attention to each other, as what finds they come of distant and dive with large speed down to eat also. They eat then complete greedily and after diner, they resting a lot. Sometimes they keep there wings spread out in the sun to let them dry. They are not called for nothing tingifowroe, that because they smell as corpus, they have no enemy at al. Opete is a name of a god at the bunch Negroes and liquid manure serves as its transport, also Opete are called. Because the bird is this way important at the bunch Negroes, he has still much more names. Holy names.

I am sorry because my english is not very good, but I hope you like my shot.
gr. Teunie

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To thor68: was this taken in the antwerp zoo?wuta 1 02-16 13:11
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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-02-12 9:27]

Hi Teunie,
Great detail in this picture, great focus and exposure. I like the composition too, the eyes are in focus without the face being central.

Hi teunie polak,
Very nice close up of Vulture.
Great starting in TN.
Perfact DOF.

Ja teunie,
ik was er zelf bij en ik heb deze schoonheid ook een paar keer op de foto gezet. Mooie capture in ieder geval, goede compositie. Ik kan je wel vertellen dat je ook wel oog hebt voor details. goed werk.
gr. jaap

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-12 11:01]

Hello Teunie!
Very nice portrait.Crisp clear details,POV,framing,
lighting and composition are wonderful.
Welcome on TN and thanks for sharing...:-)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-02-12 11:03]
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Hello Teunie
This is a great close-up of a vulture. The focus is excellent and the exposure is well done. Slight nit on the over exposure on top of the head, but that does not really distract in this composition. Good depth of field and BG.
Very well done for your 2nd posting to TN.

Hi, Teunie.
It's nice vulture portrait. Well composed, with excellent sharpness and DOF.

Hi Teunie,
Avery good pictrue of this ugly bird.
Well composed, very good POV and details.
A bit OE on the top of the head.
Well done.

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2006-02-12 13:55]

Don't worry for your English - it is very good! Nicely composed and great DOF achieved. Welcome with this great post!

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  • Norok Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 2 N: 7] (191)
  • [2006-02-12 14:23]

merci pour ta critique.
cette photo est très reussie même si le vultures ne sont pas mes préféres.

Wonderful portrait. The lighting conditions look difficult (the highlights on the head are a bit blown out), but you could probably fix it a bit by darkening. The clarity and detail are perfect. The eyes are especially powerful, big and black, very hypnotizing!

Great job on this wonderful and unusual capture Teunie!

The eyes and details are amazing and your composition is very well done.

Thank you for sharing it and your well written note with us!

Very nice portrait shot Teunie, great sharpness, POV and colours, well captured too. Good exposure and great framing. I like the eye contact. This is a great composition. Thanks you for posting.

Hello Teunie,
Very nice portrait and very sharp. The plumage and details are fantastic. I did a quick WS, hope you don't mind. Well done!
Thank you.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-02-13 9:31]

Hi Teunie!!
Very nice close up of Vulture.Good focus and excellent exposure well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-13 14:25]

Hello Teunie, nice shot. Good close up, with a good composition and focus. My only nit is that it is slightly overexposed on top of the head. Well done.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-13 15:17]

Hello Teunie,
A very good portrait shot,an ugly bird but a great photo!
Excellent detail and exposure,very good DOF.
Nice work,well done.

Welcome to TN.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-13 21:43]

Teunie, I like vutures a lot, and this is a nice capture.

I like sharpness and composition. Great pov too.

Some overexposure on the head, but a very nice capture.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-02-14 3:29]

Hi Teunie,
very nice portrait. Good sharpness and colours. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-02-14 14:54]

Hi Teunie,
Very nice portrait with excellent POV and good pose,
great colours and nicely framed.
Thanks for sharing!

Beautiful colours Teunie. Detail and sharpening are done very well. Nicely composed also.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2006-02-15 2:03]

Hallo Teuni,
Opnieuw zien wij van u een werkelijk goed detail foto uit onze Zoo in Antwerpen, u maakt wel mooie scherpe foto's en de donkere achtergrond is good gekozen
Groeten vrouw van John

hi teunie,
great portrait! :-)
the vulture´s look is terrific and
there so many details.
a little OE on the head,
but that´s not so bad.
well seen & done, thor.

ps: was this taken in the antwerp zoo?

Who knew a vulture could look pretty? The pink and chocolate colors work really well for him. Sharp focus, I really like the square framing too. Thank you- Nichole

THIS is a composition, a great capture.
I think Howard did a nice workshop.
Great colours and apropiate framing for my personal taste, beautiful shot.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-02-20 10:14]

Impressive shot ! Sharp and clear, great work ! Thanks,


Well captured Teunie,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and pose are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-24 5:13]

Hi Teunie.
Very nice close up, great compostion colors details and sharpness , is a good photo of this ugly bird, good portrait.

I wait more photos tips, critiques and comments.

Saludos desde Mexico......RICARDO.

Nice shot of this vulture Teunie. It is tack sharp. I like it very much.

This bird is ugly and at the same time majestic....you have captured both....incredible details.....Steve

Hi Teunie, thanks for the comments. I like this shot very much it reminds me of one of the first posting i had in TN a while back. The portrait of this Vulture is excellent. Well done.

Welcometo TN !!

See you around.


Hallo Teunie,
Prachtig, zo helder en scherp. De blik is om bang van te worden.

Gross but well taken!
Good composition and exposure.

Really nice details and framing. His face is just fantastic.
Good job Teunie.

Very nice portrait. How much did you pay it ?. it is posing for you !.

Great clearity and closeup of a very interesting bird. TFS!

Definitely a prize winning shot. I love those 'ugly' birds. This one reminds me of one of the bad guys in the Henson animation movie 'The Dark Crystal'.

Hi Teunie,
Thanks for your visit. This vulture attires my attention! What a look, it is so close!!! I like the eye contact and details. Here where I live, we have some in the mountain no far and sometimes they happen to fly near by but they are too high in the sky for me to photograph them... Those we have here are called in French: Urubus à tête rouge. TFS,

Dag Teunie,
Wat ik heel goed vind aan deze foto is de scherptediepte. Met name is hij van bek tot oog scherp. Met een diafragma van 3,2 sta ik even te kijken dat je dit voor elkaar gekregen hebt.
Wat ik minder smaak is de 'overbelichting' bovenaan de kop.
Ik heb wat ervaring met fotograferen van soortgelijke vogels en kamp vaak met dezelfde problematiek.
Maar de DOF vind ik zoals reeds gezegd outstanding.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-12 13:59]

Hello Teunie
great portrait of this vulture, like an old aristrocat with its elaborate color. The details are very crips. Nice head on POV. Lighting and exposure are very good. The beautiful neutral BG lets the bird stand out very well.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-07 8:21]

Hi Teunie.
Very nice eye to eye shot of this beautiful bird with excellent reproduction of the plumage and skin. Perfect rich colours and very exact DOF as well as the cropping. Very good portrait work. My best wishes and compliments.

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