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(Gyps fulvus)

(Gyps fulvus)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-09-07
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-09-19 3:50
Viewed: 682
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Grifo, Eurasian griffon, (Gyps fulvus)

Hello Friends!
Today another landing capture to show the extreme pose.
As You can understand while shooting from an hide easily You make 1 or 2 thousand photos.The choosing process is another challenge. The early morning makes a wonderful light.

" It declined markedly throughout the 19th–20th centuries in much of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, mainly due to direct persecution and "bycatch" from the poisoned carcasses set for livestock predators (Snow and Perrins 1998, Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001, Orta et al. 2015). In some areas a reduction in available food supplies, arising from changes in livestock management practices, also had an impact (Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001, Orta et al. 2015). It is very highly vulnerable to the effects of potential wind energy development (Strix 2012) and electrocution has been identified as a threat (Global Raptors Information Network 2015). Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used for veterinary purposes pose a threat to this species. One case of suspected poisoning caused by flunixin, an NSAID, was recorded in this species in 2012 in Spain (Zorrilla et al. 2015). Diclofenac, a similar NSAID, has caused severe declines in Gyps vulture species across Asia": http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22695219/0

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-09-19 9:27]

Hi Jose,same scene but with the branches on the left is more better! Very close to landing,in a new top quality capture,very well done!!!!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Jose, great capture of superb rapax in fantastic action, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-09-19 18:32]

Hello Jose,
You certainly captured some wonderful images of this active vulture as it came in for a landing. Again a neat inflight shot showing very good detail and lovely warm colors.

amazing capture, TFS Ori

Hello Jose,
Excellent picture! I like its pose and POV. Great details as well as GOLDEN HOUR light.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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