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Griffon vulture

Griffon vulture
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-11-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sony SAL 70-400mm GII /4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-11-30 2:06
Viewed: 1245
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Griffon vultures in the morning. The sun starts just to appear and there is enough warm air to get them going up. They breed and live the rest of the year here in Monfragüe Nationalpark.
The maximum recorded lifespan of the griffon vulture is 41.4 years for an individual in captivity.[6]

It breeds on crags in mountains in southern Europe, north Africa, and Asia, laying one egg. Griffon vultures may form loose colonies. The population is mostly resident. Juveniles and immature individuals may migrate far or embark on long-distance movements.[7][8]

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Ciao Pierre, great capture of a lot of vultures in a beautiful ambientation, excellent clarity and perfect focus, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Pierre,
Interesting composition with some Griffon vultures. Despite the great distance it is a very interesting pose with these vultures.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-12-03 4:44]

Bonjour Pierre,
Toujours intéressant de voir ce genre d'images, même si la qualité n'est pas au top. Cela devait être um moment très prenant de les voir tournoyer au-dessus de vos têtes.
Bon après-midi

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