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Gyps Fulvus Griffon

Gyps Fulvus Griffon
Photo Information
Copyright: Gianfranco Mattu (Gianfr71) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 4 N: 19] (211)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Canon EF 300mm f2.8 USM IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Italy - I Chapter [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-26 17:30
Viewed: 5405
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Order: Falconiform
Family: Accipitridae
Kind: Gyps

CHARACTERISTICS: rapacious of big dimensions; neck and head covered of white eider-down (these parts to a certain distance seem naked); in the adult, thick white collar; clear reddish brown general plumage (tawny), tail brown dark short and square; very great rectangular wings and you round off, with primary very long; black eye; big beak , greyish; strong legs, with great claws. It is the greatest bird of prey in Italy.

this is a series of photos done to the animals under conditions of wild life

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First class bird portrait,perfect sharpness,colors and dof,

Hi Gianfranco

This is an ugly bird, but what a fine shot. The details are very clear and sharp. Looks great against the nicely OOF BG. Well done! TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-01-26 22:56]

What a strange looking creature! Excellent shot of him. Wish you had written an informative note.


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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-01-26 23:36]

HI Gianfranco,
This is razorsharp, what a beautiful image. The pose & composition are very nice, the little morsel in the beak adds a lot of charecter.The details of feathers & bill are lovely.
Badruddin Ali

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-01-27 0:49]

What a great POV of this vulture, Gianfranco,
I like its outstretched neck and its curious stare.
The details are extremely sharp and well exposed in general
(there is a slight touch of OE on the white collar feathers).
Wonderful DOF and composition.
TFS. ; )

Fantastica! Che definizione, si posso contare i 'peli' della testa!

Hi Gianfranco.
Amazing photo. Picture is good arrected. Excellent composition. Very well done. tfs. Stev
Points tommorow

Ciao Gianfranco,
ottimo ritratto per questo grifone.

Hello Gianfranco.
A note describing the species in more detail, or where/how you got the shot would be a huge +

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