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Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-19
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Flight, Birds of Prey- RAPTORS, Selen's Favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-20 8:38
Viewed: 4298
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This magnificient bird is Lammergeier or Bearded vulture or in Turkish "Sakallı Akbaba" (Gypaetus barbatus) one of four breeding vulture species of Turkey, it has nearly 3 meters wingspan, it feeds mostly bones and carrion, one of the shyest and most secretive birds in the World. Thanks.

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To anel: LaemmergeierRaptorman 1 11-20 13:46
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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-11-20 10:48]
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Hi Akif,
Happy you to have seen the Laemmergeier and to have had the opportunity to take a picture. I have seen it once in my life, it was so impressive.
Best regards

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  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2006-11-20 16:34]

Hi Akif,

i'm a little jelous on you... you have the ocasion to see a so magnificent bird... one day i will see one. :)
perfect details and perfect colours even if against sky.

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  • marty Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-20 21:25]

Hi Akif,
Great flying bird shot. You did a wonderful job composing this shot.

Burada pek kıymetinin bilineceğini zannetmiyorum.Beğendiğim bir kare..Eline sağlık..Selamlar..

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-11-29 14:26]

This is such an amazing bird. Hard to capture in its natural habitat... Precious photo. Thanks for sharing.
Elinize saglik.

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-12-28 16:57]

Bu efsane sayılabilecek türü görmek bile çok önemliyken..
Elinize sağlık Akif Bey.

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  • mdt (38)
  • [2007-01-12 14:03]

san yasha chokh gozal

indeed magnificent, TFS Ori

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