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Turkey Vulture 2

Turkey Vulture 2
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-03 13:58
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my recent holiday trip to Mexico

Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura Order CICONIIFORMES - Family CATHARTIDAE

Although it has an ugly, bare-skinned face, the Turkey Vulture is beautiful on the wing. Seldom does this graceful and talented bird flap its wings as it soars over large areas searching for carrion.

Large soaring bird.
Long wings and tail.
Body feathers entirely blackish-brown.
Red head mostly unfeathered.

Size: 64-81 cm (25-32 in)
Wingspan: 170-178 cm (67-70 in)
Weight: 2000 g (70.6 ounces)
(from "All About Birds")

Luis52, thijs, Ena, bizsu, CeltickRanger, Adanac, marhowie, dejo has marked this note useful
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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-01-03 14:46]

Hola Mario.- Bello ejemplar de este "Zopilote"
Muy hermosos colores y alta definicion.
Saludos Mario.

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2008-01-03 15:01]

Hi Mario

You captured the colours of this extraordinairy bird very well. Great detailles, and pose.
I'm looking forward to see these birds with my own eyes.

TFS, Thijs

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-03 15:35]

Hello Mario,
Great shot!
Good POV and sharpness!
Good composition!

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  • bizsu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 6] (160)
  • [2008-01-03 16:03]

Hi Mario ,
Wow !

Beautiful photo. Good setting, beautiful colours. TFS. Happy New Year !
Regards, Zsú

hello Mario

very nice inflight shot, excellent sharpness
and very good detailed on his dark plumage




Awesome capture. The POV in this shot is outstanding. Great work.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-03 21:53]

Hello Mario,
Splendid inflight image with sharp details and beautiful light, thank you Mario.

Very nice inflight work Mario!
Great sharpness & detail, especially at the head.
I have these here, and see them outside daily. They soar fairly high though, & I never seem to be ready :(

Hi Mario,
This is an excellent in-flight shot of this bird which is difficult to expose correctly. You have done great as we can clearly see great details on its dark feathers and red head, Congrats!

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-04 7:48]

Hello Mario,
fantastic in-flight shot!
details and sharpness are magnificent, great POV
beautiful work
best regards, Dejan

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-04 8:29]

Hello Mario,
Great shot of this Vulture. Excellent light, POV, details and composition.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-05 6:43]

Hello Mario, great capture of the Turkey Vulture, very fine details, very good inflight shot and great exposure. Well done, thanks !


Hola Mario,
Muy buen detalle de este zopilote, buenos colores captados tambien, buena composcion.


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