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griffon vulture

griffon vulture
Photo Information
Copyright: Ferg Cowhig (fergs) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 10] (81)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-13
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jmp *2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-23 13:54
Viewed: 3755
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a griffon vulture a species becoming rarer due to the use of Diclofenac in animals like cattle that become lame. Diclofenac is also used in medicine for products like voltarol an anti inflammatory. It has now been banned in many coutries but it may be too late for some species which are declining at the rate of 50% per annum.
Griffons are thought by many to be ugly but they are fantastic to watch and great flyers, so elegant as they soar on thermals.

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  • Josefd (14)
  • [2007-08-23 13:57]

Hello Ferg , nice pov good contrast and thanks for the usefull information about the bird and for sharing this great picture with us

Hi Ferg,
Splendid shot!
Excellent colors, sharpness and POV.
Register rich in details.
Great bird!
Thanks for sharing!
Welcome to TrekNature!
José Roberto

Hi Ferg,
Welcome to TrekNature.
What a great image to start of with.
Excellent capture of the bird with the wings fully spread just before landing.
Perfect composition and exposure.
The details in the feathers and soft light are most wonderful.
Keep them coming, I will look foreward to them with great pleasure.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

One of the best shots I have seen on this site so far .. timing is everything and this shot has it !!!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-08-24 5:01]

Hello Ferg,
Welcome on TN. You start with an impressive photo. Perfect timing. Wonderful sharpness, details and a fantastic composition. Light, exposure and POV are excellent.

Hi Ferg,
Amazing moment!
It's so good the landing instant caught, with the bird's wings wide extended and displaying all its magnificence.
You did it great with the high shutter speed to get this great action shot.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Well timed dramatic image... nicely done.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-08-24 14:32]

Hi Ferg,
Great timing, pose, pov, details and a beautiful image!
TFS, José M.

A warm welcome to TN, Ferg.
That is an impressive capture. The pose of the griffon is fantastic.
The spread-out wings and spread-out talons... Wonderful details.
The plumage is excellently shown on the wings and on the body.
Was this griffon wild or was he part of a bird show?
Thank you for sharing.

Uma foto de qualidade exelente meus parabéns por esta maravilha de imagem.

Great timing, pose, pov, details and a beautiful image!

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