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Lappet faced Vulture

Lappet faced Vulture
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-09-23
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-16 6:17
Viewed: 3390
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of my favourite big birds. The Lappet faced Vulture is Africa's largest Vulture but unfortunately an endangered species due to hunting and poisoning. This is a 'captive' bird at the West Yorkshire Falconry and Conservation Centre and regularly flies free in demonstrations. With a wing span of 9 feet she is like a barn door sailing around.
She is called Vera and has appeared in quite a few TV adverts like Playstation and Lager ads.
Photographed using a Canon EOS D60, ISO 100, with 70-200mm lens at 200mm focal length. 1/125s @ f2.8. Hand held. Dull day.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-02-16 8:24]
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Hello Peter,
Great shot in flight, looks special to me if you can take pictures in organized flight of vultures.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-02-16 11:23]

Hi Peter,

Wonderful timing to get this vulture in flight. It is so sharp that the face and eye are nice and clear.



What a cracking shot, pin sharp with good DOF for the background.


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