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Andean Condor

Andean Condor
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Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-06-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-03 7:20
Viewed: 4433
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This head shot of the Andean Condor was taken at a Falconry Centre through the 2" wire mesh. By getting the lens as near to the wire as I could, around 6", the wire went completely obscure.
Equipment:- Camera Canon D60, 70-200mm l IS lens at 200mm. Shutter 1/2000sec at f3.5 on ISO 100. Aperture Priority metering. Hand held.

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To JoseMiguel: CondorHeyshamite 1 02-05 15:14
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Hi Peter,
Amazing portrait of this Condor!
Great POV to got the details and texture of the skin, they are almost umbelievables...and that white hair over the black plumage makes an excellent contrast.
I was on last December on an Andean trek, but never seen this Condor...I think they are in danger of extintion. I remember several years ago they tryed to repopulate the venezuelan Andes with that specie.
You are lucky to have one in that cantre, because here in Venezuela I never have seen this bird in any zoo.
Congratulations for the post, thanks for share the photo and my best regards,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-04 2:02]

What a face, Peter.
Excellent sharpness and pose.
Thanks for giving us a view of this rare bird.
Amazing details.
TFS. : )

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-02-04 8:25]

Hello Peter, A Great shot from this Conder Good pose details colours sharpnes and eye contact ,very good ,Greetings Teunie .

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