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Narcissus is photogenic

Narcissus is photogenic
Photo Information
Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1, Canon TC-DC58A
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Brazil, Nature in Patos de Minas (fauna and flora), Vultures, Vultures in South America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-04 13:57
Viewed: 4642
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coragyps atratus

Geographic Range

Black Vultures are resident in tropical and warm temperate from southern Canada to southern South America including continental United States of America. In the northern parts of their range they have a southward migration in the fall and a returning spring migration.


The Black Vulture prefers an open habitat and avoids dense forests as much as possible. Such habitats include lowlands with adjacent highlands, open fields, desert terrain, garbage dumps, and urban or rural centers.

Physical Description

The Black Vulture is... black, large bird with a wingspan of 137-152 cm, a length of 50-69. The sexes are alike and the adults and the young have black, wrinkled bare skin on the head and neck. Adults have brown. Black Vultures have weak feet, adapted more for running than for clutching and relatively weak bills. The black vulture's feet stretch past its short tail. In flight, a short, square tail and a large white patch on the undersurface of the wing at the base of the primaries distinguishes them from turkey vultures, another large new world vulture which often occurs in the same area. These birds have been observed to live as long as 21 years in captivity and the oldest wild captured banded bird was 16 years old.

(Source: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Coragyps_atratus.html)

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-06-04 14:18]

Well done on this capture and composition. Excelent work, Livios.


Hi Livio! Superb shot of with this warm colours. Good job!

Belle photo, avec de belles couleurs.
Bravo !

Hi Livio, nice composition and vibrant orange tone.

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-06-04 16:21]

Fantastic pose and some strong and differet colors... It all looks very fine... TFS...Ina...

Life on Mars! Fantastic background to this shot Livio. I love the reflection, excellent composition and good detail. Very good work.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-04 16:44]

Hi Livio. That is a wonderful picture... surreal... with the odd orange coloring... and the great reflection. Wonderful POV and composition. Very striking visual impact. TFS. : )

elle est très belle cette photo! il s'admire le tant de se faire beau pour ta photo...et tu l'as pris avant!
j'aime beaucoup la couleur de la terre qui donne un bon contraste avec l'animal!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-04 19:40]

A nice capture Livio,
Excellent composition and nice tones of colour.
Very well exposed,nice sharp detail.
Great shot,great title.
Very well done.


Great captured!
Excellent composition,details,colours.

Another great shot of the Black Vulture. The reflection in the water is excellent. Crisp clear sharp image. Well done. Thanks.

I like your title today Livio. It fits the scene very well..Very good details, composition and framing here, Well done!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-05 13:06]

Another great shot of my favourite bird Livio! I like this one. Reflection in water works well for composition. Orange sands created real desert mood. Great job!

Nice shot Livio,
Well captured, good detail and colours. Good composition.
Thanks for posting

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-05 17:36]

Hello Livio,

Great title, great pose and fantastic colors. The photo is really well composed and the details are sharp. Well done & TFS!


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-06 3:34]

Waouh ! Belle composition photographique. Jolies couleurs chaleureuses, bon point de vue avec le reflet dans l'eau. J'aime bien l'ambiance.
Beautiful scene, interesting & well done !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-06 3:44]

Hello again Livio!
Wonderful shot.Details,reflection on water,framing and composition are excellent.TFs...:-)

very good captured photo... Well done!


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