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Rey Zamuro

Rey Zamuro
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Copyright: Jose Miguel Cisneros (JoseMiguel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 3 N: 1610] (5658)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/15 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more (Chapter 2), !Masks, !"The eyes have it..." [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-29 8:25
Viewed: 19031
Favorites: 10 [view]
Points: 200
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture yesterday at the bird’s section in “Parque del Este”, Caracas, Venezuela.

Handheld with IS (image stabilizer), crop, noise reduction, sharpen, and resized.

Rey Zamuro or American King Vulture in English.
(Sarcoramphus papa)

The most noticeable difference between king vultures and other vultures is that they are larger in size and covered with white plumage on the body. The King Vulture is native to tropical lowland forests; its range extends from southern Mexico to southern Argentina, and it can be found at heights up to up to 1200 m.

Their wings are mostly white with black tips. The ruff, flight and tail feathers are gray to black; the black areas have an almost opalescent sheen. Their wingspan is between 180 to 198 cm (71 to 78 inches), and from head to tail they are about 71 to 81 cm (28 to 32 inches). An adult can weigh from 3 kg (6.6lbs) up to more than 4.5 kg (9.9lbs). Their bare head, neck, beak and muttle are red, orange and yellow, with very striking eyes that are straw, white or silver in color. Their beaks have a hooked tip and cutting edges, which are very strong. Their feet are gray. These birds are very striking, especially since most other vultures are all black. There are no differences between the males and females of this species. When they are young, king vultures are covered with white downy feathers.

There is little sexual dimorphism: males and females have no difference in plumage and little in size. Usually only one egg is laid, and both parents incubate. Chicks have brown plumage, and do not acquire adult coloration until about 18 months of age.

King vultures generally live in undisturbed forest in the lowland tropics. They have been found in savannas and grasslands also, but usually only when there are forests nearby. They can be found at elevations up to 1200 m. Little is known about king vultures in the wild, but it is believed that they live in the emergent layer of the forest, which is the top most part of the trees above the canopy. Their hard to reach preferred habitat could be why we do not know much about them.

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Cathartidae
Genus: Sarcoramphus
Species: Sarcoramphus papa


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To sily: ThanksJoseMiguel 2 02-10 15:55
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To arfer: Thanks a lot!JoseMiguel 1 01-29 23:22
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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-01-29 8:28]
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Quel festival de couleurs et quel oeil !
Bonne journée.

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  • dewo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 9] (279)
  • [2007-01-29 8:31]
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slm jose
cok basarılı bir kare
keskinlik, renkler, netlik cok başarılı

Hello Jose,

Excllent details very crisp , excllent composed and captured photo perfect composed and capture photo excllent work

TFS Kyle

Hi Jose.
Excelent details and excelent colour presentation. Very well done. tds. Stev

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-01-29 9:43]

What a colourful&interesting bird!!!Fantastic details!!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-01-29 9:48]

Hi Jose,

a very nice colored portrait of this ugly fellow,well composed


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-29 10:16]

BRAVO, Jose.
Fantastic in its beauty picture with great colour palette and creative POV.
The richness and clearness of colours, sharpness and details of the bird image amaze the imagination. The reproduction of smallest details of the feathers and skin are simply great as well as the DOF and colourful BG. My compliments and TFS.

Hola José Miguel,
Buen retrato del Rey Zamuro. Hay un excelente registro en la imagen. Se ven muy bien los detalles del plumaje y esos pelitos de la cabeza del ave. Es sorprendente el colorido de estos animales. Para la velocidad de obturación y la profundidad de campo que usaste la fotografía está muy nítida y correctamente enfocada. Buen POV y DOF e interesante BG difuminado.



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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-01-29 11:00]
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Hello Jose Miguel,
That's one colorful vulture. I'm very impressed by the exposure, and the clarity of the image. You didn't use a flash, right? I can't tell if the noise reduction had any impact on retaining the details without seeing the original. But I guess that means there is no problem. By the way, I can see two people reflecting in the eye! I'm also intrigued by the camera as it looks like a good alternative to lugging around an SLR all the time.
Best wishes,

Hello Jose!
This is a very nice portrait with beautiful colours, good DOF and contrast.
Also the note about species is very interesting.
Best greetings,

Bonjour Jose-Miguel
Le portrait que tu proposes est vraiment impressionnant. Il montre la complexcité des attributs de l'oiseau (couleur, texture...) et les voies surprenantes de l'évolution et de la diversité. Le regard du volatile est fascinant.

Very sharp indee, Jose.
Good crop.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-01-29 14:29]

Hello Jose , A fantastic shot from the Vulture , Great sharpnes colours details pov light eye contact and nice bg , tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-01-29 15:07]

Muito boa foto José Miguel exelente,nitidez perfeita até parece uma pintura parabéns pela técnica,essa valeu!!!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-29 15:15]
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Imponente primer plano Jose Miguel de este tan "agraciado" personaje.
Tu S3 ha funcionado maravillosamente bien logrando niveles de color y nitidez realmente formidables que, gracias al apropiado y escaso DOF, brinda un fondo que realza aun más dichos detalles.
Me encanta el encuadre bien ajustado centrado toda la atención sobre la cabeza y cuello del animal.
A pesar de la realmente lenta velocidad, la definición es excelente... estaba meditando... o embalsamado??? ;-)
Muy bien hecho... gracias.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-29 17:19]

José realmente parece una careta de alguna tribu de Asia, colorido maravilloso y original a todas luces, una buena captura... ave que desconocía por completo. muchos saludos y gracias por compartir.

Muy Bueno Hose, excellent,excellent, this is an impressive photo. I am particulary impressed how you mastered the canon S3 IS.

I love close ups of birds, especially when they can add related detail to enhance their character. The detail and exposure are remarkable, nice work.


Gee, some birds are sleek, and elegant and graceful and beautiful...and then there is this fellow : ) One can't help but smile. I suppose among his own kind he is quite the thing! You certainly captured the colors well. It is a well exposed image with good sharpness and saturation.

Evelynn : )

Wonderfully saturated colours. Sharp detail and good texture. Well composed image. The eye gives an outstanding impact to this image. Nicely blurred background. Well done, Jose Miguel. I have to add it to my favourites.

This type of photo and most of the images you have posted here, would do very well on treknature.com

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-29 22:59]
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Hello Jose

A very interesting study in colour and textures all in one portrait.Excellent DOF and POV.The details are razor sharp,the colours bold and vivid.Wonderful OOF BG too.TFS


Hi Jose

High quality shot. Beautiful colours and perfect composition. Thank you! :-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-01-30 3:39]

Excellent close-up of this king vulture, Jose Miguel.
Sharp details and fantastic colors.
Love that eye!
Quite an amazing face.
TFS. : )

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-30 4:36]

Hi Jose

This is a magnificent capture!
What an interesting looking bird!
I was always fascinated by the colors and skins on this vulture's head - and here they are very well visible.
Also the colors are fantastic and the details really clear and sharp.
Good POV and very good DOF choice here.
Nice note and composition.

Bravo, my friend and TFS

Hi Jose,
Excelent details and excelent colour presentation of this King Valture.
well done.


Hello Jose-Miguel,
This is an impressive capture and how colorful it is :) Details are amazing and I can't see the noise reduction you used here, you really did a great job with it. I like this thigh crop and composition. This bird is fascinating what a strange look it has... This is a great portrait with interesting notes! Thanks,

hi jose!
hmmm..ugly ore beautiful?:)
great one anyway with good
sharpness and fine pov
well done!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-01-30 9:13]
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¡Vaya un disfraz carnavalesco que lleva puesto este buitre! ¡Qué cabeza tan rara tiene!
Sensacional definición de imagen, es realmente impresionante por su nitidez y colorido. Magnífica en todos los aspectos y acompañada por una información muy curiosa e ilustrativa acerca de la especie.
Por cierto, ¿cómo haces para cambiar los formatos de letra en la nota informativa? Yo no tengo ni idea.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-01-30 9:40]

Hi Jose,
What an amazing portrait! I can't believe, so many colours and so strange shapes on the Vulture's head. Looks like some wierd artistic creation.Excellent shot.
Best regards

hello JOSE
magnifique cette macro, les couleurs bonnes et naturelles, les détails excellents
et merci

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-30 11:47]

Hello Jose,
What an original and amazing portrait for this playboy ;-) At 1/15s incredible !
The "+++++" : subject, point of view, great sharpness, DOF, blurred background, vivid colors, exposure, useful note...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations and TFS.

bonjour jose miguel
permettez moi de vous retourner les compliments,en matiere de portrait vous vous posez là!!!
les details sont spectaculaires,de superbes couleurs et je ne parle même pas de la netteté.felicitayions.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-30 14:42]

Hola José Miguel,
¡Exótica ave sin duda! Los colores, la nitidez y la pose son excelentes. Si todo es raro en este animal, los ojos me parecen especialmente llamativos, con ese contraste radical blanco/nego.
Gran fotoy rara ave.
Saludos cordiales, José Miguel

hi Jose,
very beautiful splendid photograph colors and a clearness impecable nothing has to repeat cheer there


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-30 15:02]

Wow amazing vibrant colours Jose, I think we have all the colours of the rainbow here. Nice close crop and excellent POV. Nice details and great DOF



Hola Jose Miguel,
A real close up portrait of this magnificent bird.
I think this guy is both beautiful and ugly - but this is just by my human standards :-)
Very good capture and presentation
TFS - Shir

Hi Jose Miguel, amazing portrait, wonderful composition with splendid colors and great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-01-30 17:01]

José, this is an amazing close-up.

Great colors, sharpness and composition.

I like saturation and contrast too.

wow, amazing close up , what an usual bird. love the colors! TFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comments on mhy photo "A Cold Day " :o)

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-30 18:48]

Hola Jose Miguel. Una hermosa foto con gran colorido. Exelente nitidez, luz, contraste y definicion. Se puede apreciar con gran lujo de detalle todos sus atributos. Me agrada particularmente sus ojos. Felicidades por este gran logro. Saludos desde Mexico. Tu Amigo Luis52.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-30 19:05]

Hello Jose Miguel,
not the prettiest fellow but definitely a colorful one. This close up is excellent, superp sharpness and the details are amazing. Very well composed with a very nice crop and great BG.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-31 9:27]

Hola Jose,
A very colorful close-up portrait. Good focus, sharpness and framing. Interesting model :o)

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-31 10:41]

Hi Jose.
Excellent detail head of this creature.Colours and details are amazing.I like your point of view and composition.Beautiful light too.
Superb done and good sharpness!Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos

Hola José Miguel,
Espectacular el color y nitidez conseguida, esto sí es un retrato. Un cordial saludo

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-31 11:41]

Hello Jose,
Very nice portrait.I liked POV,colors,clear details,lighting and composition a lot.

Muy buenas Jose Miguel
I M P R E S I O N A N T E.
Sin más, textura, color, lo tiene todo.
Mis felicitaciones.
Un saludo

beautiful and scary, TFS Ori

Hi dear Jose ,
excellent focus and great details.
amazing colors.
nice sharpness and very good, very good.
excellent work.
thanks for sharing my good friend.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-31 18:56]

Impressive shot,Jose!
Colors,sharpness and details are great! TFS

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-02-01 15:31]

hello Jose
it is interesting and different bird for me and here is beautiful portrait photo. i like composition, point of view, colours, sharpness and details.
thanks for sharing

Hola José Miguel,
Impresionante retrato, mostrando toda su "belleza" y colorido. Espectaculares detalles de los pliegues dela piel. Me gusta como llena la pantalla. Buena nota

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2007-02-02 13:34]

Hi Jose,
An excelent image my friend...wow what amazing detail and clarity down to those single hairs on his head.Beautiful colours and amazing texture...that eye has so much life in it.Well done with having such a long exposure.TFS and a good evening to you.
Regards, David

Hola Jose,
Superb sharpness, great details, and neat BG.
Excellent potrait of this amazing bird.
Perfect shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-03 13:14]

Hello JOse,
Fantastic close-up of this Vulture, I didn't know such colourful ones existed! Razor sharp showing every detail and fantastic colours.
Most impressive!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Jose,
Wow, you got very close to your King vulture here..Very sharp and detailed, nice colors and exposure..Very dramatic closeup profile portrait, I like it :)
Nice work!

hi jose,
excellent portrait,
well saturated colours,
details captured are lovely,
very crisp image,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 74] (494)
  • [2007-02-04 3:37]

Hi Jose,
how many colours at the head of one animal!
Very good portrait.I like that we can see every detail of it.Perfectly focused.

Hi Jose. A brilliantly coloured capture of this strange bird. It is a mix of beauty and wierdness. Good contribution for TN. Murray.

Hello Jose Miguel,
very powerful composition. Exciting to see so many different structures and colours on the vulture's head that clear and that close. A lot of patience and a close approach always pay. Thank you! Best regards,

Salut Jose Miguel
Je crois que ce portrait est de toute beauté avec une belle présentation et les détails et les couleurs sont vraiment réussis..
Merci et au revoir...JP

Un animal "feo" pero de un colorido realmente excepcional. Bello retrato y estupenda nota informativa.
Saludos, JL.

An excellent shot the level of detail is very good and excellent colours superb croping and composition nice POV an amazing looking bird TFS rgds Necip.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-02-05 17:29]
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Hi Jose

The horrific evidence of “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is quite evident in this shot. What a paradox as this monstrosity of a vulture is really so ‘ugly’, but nobody in his or her right mind will ever look at this without saying “Wow, this is utterly beautiful”.

A truly brilliant capture of this ‘in-your-face’ close-up profiled portrait. Everything is absolutely sharp and brilliantly coloured. Well composed and cropped to accentuate the facial features while the BG is totally removed and complimentary to the subject and the exposure was managed exceptionally competent.

Very well done and TFS.

Hello Jose,
This vulture is very colorful. Great color contrast and sharpness. Appreciate details that you captured. Very well done and tfs.

Hi Jose
Great portrait. Beautiful colors and composition. Intersting POV. Beautiful monster :-)
Best wishes

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-06 8:26]

Hello Jose,
Exceptional closeup with fabulous colors and tack sharp details , thanks for sharing.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2007-02-06 9:16]

Nature is so amazing and seems to never cease to surprise Jose! What an interesting bird! You have done and excellent job with this closeup! Very colorful! Thanks!

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-02-06 17:30]

Hola Jose, hermosa postal,bellos colores, exelente encuadre nitida, bella... Sira

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  • isa Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 34] (252)
  • [2007-02-06 18:43]

Que perfecto El Rey Zamuro,
bueno después de tantos comentários solo me puedo afirmar que quedó perfecto.
Gracias por compartir las maravillas de Venezuela,
Un abrazo,

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-02-09 17:14]
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HI Jose!
Looks scary and not so pleasant, but your photo is superb, I like the unconventional way of taking this "gangster like over the sholder look" profile, very refreshing and inovative,perfect colours, POV and details, did I say it's scary? :)

Nessa foto vc quase encostou a lente no urubu-rei. Está excelente. Mostra os mínimos detalhes. Nitidez e cores muito bons.


Impresionantes detalles que has capturado en este complejo y colorido "Rey Zamuro", por cierto un nombre muy original :)
Perfecto el primer plano y un fondo muy agradable y que brinda un gran contraste de colores.
Una foto realmente vistosa.
Saludos, Felipe.

Belle photo,belle tête,les couleurs sont superbes et bien nettes. Amitiés Thomas

This is awesome, a festival of colours!
I wouldn't want to meet this bird.
Should be called Joseph, after the mantle of many colours!
Tfs, Jay

PS Did I mention I like the "mask"?

superbe rien a dire bravo
superbe couleur

Olá Miguel,
fantástico "close-up"!. Cores e nitidez maravilhosas. A plumagem da ave mostra também uma textura sem igual registrado pela câmera. Mérito do fotógrafo!!!.
Nota perfeita também.

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  • edji Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 83 W: 8 N: 22] (426)
  • [2007-02-23 13:10]

Beautiful and ugly. The photograph is great... Sharpness, focus and colors are perfect. But the subject is... ugly. Hey hey hey. Nice work.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-02-24 10:02]

Bonjour Jose
Des couleurs extraordinaire, des détails d'une très grande netteté. BRAVO !!!
Elle est Superbe !
Amicalement Robi

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-03-01 6:07]

I saw one of these at Hato Pinero in the Llanos in 2003 - but not so close. A wonderful shot. TFS James

Hello JM,
A strong portrait... totally amazing!
Subject is very well framed, and captured with wonderful details in the plumage...
Well composed image, and the colours are outstanding!
Pablo -

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-03-03 12:05]

Hi Jose Miguel,

Great head portrait of this bird.
Great sharpness with true color.
Good background and great explanation.


José Miguel,

Eu chamo a isto o "Belo Horrível" ;)
Excelente retrato, cheio de côr, texturas e formas.
Muito boa fotometria, DOf, foco, detalhe... sem defeito!
Parabéns e Salu2

Holá José, Great shot, beautiful colors and focus!!!
Saludos, Luís.

Olá Jose

Espetacular...nota 1000!
Cores fantásticas, boa nitidez,uma foto excelente, parabéns!


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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-03-21 11:40]

Wow a very enteresting bird. I know a lot of people will probably think this is an ugly bird but your portrait of him makes him beautiful. Color saturations is perfect, and the sharpness and details are great.

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  • Charo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 39] (456)
  • [2007-03-26 15:34]

Hola Jose
Poquitas y magníficas fotos como esta, la imagen es perfecta, nunca llegaré a tu perfección
Saludos cordiales

Impresionante enfoque y coloridos. Gran foto, solo hay que ver las votaciones jajaja

Hello Jose
Wow, a magnificent portrait of this American King Vulture. He has such unique markings and colours on his face. I would love to see a white downy baby. Good note.
TFS Janice

Amazing colors, focus, and composition. Great shot.

Hello Jose,
A magnificent picture of this ugly but beautiful vilture. Spot on focus, DOF and composure.
Well done.

Hi Jose,
excellent and excellent portrait. Colours and sharpness very nice.
Thanks for sharing

Hello Jose
Compelling portrait of an amazing bird. Clarity and saturation are superb. I think you get amazing results with the S3.

Hello JM,
you open my eyes what it's mean by excellent photo, you did it and showed it to me!
just perfect and thank you for sharing with the world
Muchas gracias

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-01 19:58]

Hello Jose Miguel ! Well that's a great portrait of that very strange bird ! Sosharp and clear with great colors. Very well done my friend !


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-05 4:57]

woow never seen nothing same...and the pic is perfect in details,sharpness and colours,thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Jose! Wow what a shot just awesome the colours the detail are just beautiful, excellent work definitely a favorite all the best Cheers Rick :)

Hello Jose,
What an amazing portrait shot of this Rey Zamuro you present here!!
Outstanding details and sharpness here with perfect focusing.
Also, I can see the very clean and vivid colours and very nice composition here.
An amazing reflection on his eye, WoW!!
Well presented with the charming buddy.
TFS and best wishes,

Fantastic in its beauty picture Excellent details and light.. Great capture...

Hola Zé Miguel
Fantástico esse urubu rei.

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2008-02-07 9:17]

Hi Jose,
I never saw before a such wonderful portrait with excelent colors of a bird. You are very lucky to have such biodiversity in Venezuela.
Thanks to you I have the posibility to enjoy.
TFS, Dan.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-08-28 22:20]

Hola Jose.

Impresionantes colores de este feo pero bello ejemplar de zopilote, muy lindo retrato,excelente nota.


Hello Jose,
With me adding another 2 points it makes to 200. Congratulations for taking such a beautiful photograph of Rey Zamuro/King Vulture. TFS

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