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Immature Turkey Vulture

Immature Turkey Vulture
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Copyright: Debbie Stahre (DebbieStahre) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 13] (128)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7 D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-06 18:59
Viewed: 2853
Points: 6
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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) Was amongst 8 other TVs suddenly appearing over Tidal Falls in Hancock, Maine during an otherwise quiet evening. They flew out over the water and a few minutes later flew back over land, settling down on a small family farm in the neighborhood. This was the first all, white-winged immature, I have seen in DownEast Maine.

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this is a wonderful species. i am seeing this for the first time. excellent angle and wonderful timing. good lighting makes the colors special on the bird. you done a great job. tfs.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-04-07 20:06]

Hello Debbie, and welcome to TN.
A great first post and hopefully many more to follow. I really like your Turkey Vulture image as it shows this particular scavenger in an attractive inflight presentation. I have tried some inflight shots of these birds in the past and have never gotten one as nice as yours. You can easily see the bare head and unique wing markings in this shot. Well done!!
I have one suggestion though..I would not place your water mark directly on your subject, but in the corner of the frame. This is just my personal preference.

Ciao Debbie, great capture of lovely vulture in fantastic fly, perfect focus, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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