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Gyps fulvus

Gyps fulvus
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-12-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D610, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-12-19 11:56
Viewed: 1135
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I photographed this griffon vulture today from the terrace of our house overlooking the Carmel national park. I used my 105 mm macro lens, thus the pic is far from perfect. Still I want to share the beauty of this bird, having wingspan of over 2.5 meters.

After being wiped out in the 1950's from the Carmel by secondary poisoning, these scavengers have been reintroduced quite successfully. Most to of these birds are raised in captivity. Note the ID markings on the wings. We see them quite often circling the park, and sometimes our neighbourhood.

Will try to capture these majestic birds again with a more suitable lens...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-19 13:35]

Hi Ishi,the quality of sharpness is not the best,especially in the main pic while seems very good in the WS,very curious to see the wingmark in a bird,useful and excellent post made in a great timing,have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ishi,
Even though the photo isn't the best quality I fully understand your reason for posting it. This bird reminds me of our California Condor that faced a similar predicament years ago and is now on it's way back.
The birds features and plumage color can still easily be seen. Such a large vulture and captured in an attractive fully opened wing pose. Thank you for posting this interesting and educational image.

Hi, Ishi. Thanks for posting this rare photograph of the vulture from Carmel national Park. Agree that the photograph is not sharp but its structure can be seen easily. Wingspan is really impressive. Thanks for sharing.

Ciao Ishi, fantastic in-flight eagle, perfect focus, good details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016, ciao Silvio

Hello Ishi
You must have been excited to see this large vulture approaching. Sometimes we don't always have time to change our camera lens. Despite that it's an impressive shot and showing it's ID markings and how large the vulture is.
TFS Janice

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