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The Griffon Vulture

The Griffon Vulture
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4,0-5,6 Di VC USD
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-22 2:02
Viewed: 1611
Points: 30
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Griffon Vulture is 93–122 cm (37–48 in) long with a 2.3–2.8 m (7.5–9.2 ft) wingspan. In the nominate race the males weigh 6.2 to 10.5 kg (14 to 23 lb) and females typically weigh 6.5 to 11.3 kg (14 to 25 lb), while in the Indian subspecies (G. f. fulvescens) the vultures average 7.1 kg (16 lb). Extreme adult weights have been reported from 4.5 to 15 kg (9.9 to 33.1 lb), the latter likely a weight attained in captivity.[2][3] Hatched naked, it is a typical Old World vulture in appearance, with a very white head, very broad wings and short tail feathers. It has a white neck ruff and yellow bill. The buff body and wing coverts contrast with the dark flight feathers.

The picture was taken at a zoo in Ostrava)

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Hello Jiri,
Beautiful portrait of this Griffon Vulture.Excellent details and sharpness.Like its POV.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Jiri, your Tamron 300mm has done a fabulous job of capturing this Vulture in perfect detail.
The portrait of the bird looks majestic.
The sharpness and details are just awesome.

hallo Jiri
very good sharpness picture of the head
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Hallo Jiri
This is a stunning portrait of this huge bird of prey. Very good close up with lots of clear details on this bird. The clarity of its delicate head fluff and the texture in its face is great and shows nicely. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-22 7:29]

Hello Jiri,
Nice portrait of this griffon Vulture. A pity that the whole head is not in sunlight. Fantastic sharpness, details and a good choice of composition.

Hi Jiri, Excellent head shot of this Griffon Vulture. Perfection for all aspects. Best regards

  • Pitoncle Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1173 W: 0 N: 1594] (9508)
  • [2014-03-22 12:38]

Bonsoir Jiri,
C'est un très beau portrait mais cet animal vie en captivité et n'a aucun rapport avec la vie sauvage que promeut TrekNature.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-22 13:16]

Hi Jiri,how is soft the plumaghe on its head..eheeheh....a great capture with a very professional backlight management,spectacular details and colors too,i like it!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Amazig plating of light on the fantastic portrait. Details and sharp super!


Hello Jiri
Superb capture.
Use of light is wonderful.
Best wishes,

Hello Jiri
Nice portrait with wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

Hello Jiri,
Les détails sont tellement nets que l'on a envie de caresser ce bel oiseau.

Hello Jiri

The lateral light doing an shadow and light effect it is part
of the beauty of this Griffon Vulture portrait shot, with superb
focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hi Jiri,
Excellent shot and sharpness.


Ciao Jiri, great portrait of fantastic vulture, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio


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