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Cape Vulture

Cape Vulture
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/750 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-01 8:56
Viewed: 2896
Points: 34
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Cape Vulture


Length: 110 cm
Wingspan: 255 cm
Weight: 7 - 9, 5 kg

The Cape Vulture is endemic to South Africa.

The adult has pale creamy-buff plumage, contrasting with the blackish-brown flight feathers and rectrices. There are dark brown centre patches on the greater wing coverts and the scapulars.

The underparts are paler, pale cream on body and underwings. The flight feathers are paler than above, except the primaries which are blackish-brown, as the undertail feathers. The dark centre patches can be present on the underwing coverts, but they are sometimes absent.
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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-01 10:26]

Hello Bungbing,
Excellent photo of this Cape Vulture. Fantastic sharpness and details. Taken from a very good low POV. Very beautiful natural colours. Good DOF and OOF BG.

Ciao Bungbing, great capture of superb vulture in nice pose, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Bungbing,
One of the best images of a Cape Vulture that I have seen. And with such natural surroundings. Very well done indeed.

Ciao Bunyapon. Excelelnte DOF and stunning details against the blurred BG.


hello Bungbing
very nice picture to see this bird very good
good details and nice and naturel colours
greeting lou

Hello Bunyapon,
Perfect low POV for this great image. Details, colours and composition are also excellent. Well done!

Hi Bunyapon,
I love the color in the BG here.
Fantastic picture of this huge vulture with good details, sharpness & great eye contact.
Nice composition too. Well done & TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-01 15:39]

Magnificent pose and great capture whit the best light,sharpness and colors,great work,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Impressive bird and impressive photo Bungbing! Excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-12-01 20:46]

superb capture!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-12-01 22:40]

Hi Bunyapon,
Excellent sharpness, very nice colorful details on this photo, of this Cape Vulture, TFS!
Regards, Joska

superb bird, your performance is great!
regards, Nasos

Bonjour Bungbing,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans un environnement peu commun.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-02 8:36]

Hello Bunyapon ,
great capture of this beauty by a splendid point of view! Excellent details and ambientation, beautiful light and natural colours.
Well done!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-12-03 4:20]

Hi Bunyapon,
Perfect shot of this Vulture. Nice light and natural colours with good details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-12-13 1:40]

Sawasdee Ka Bunyapon,
very lovely capture of this mighty vulture. I have never seen this vulture, it is such an excitement to see its features and details.
Excellent sharpness with a nice blurry background.
the color is good and attractive.


Hello Bungbing

Great close-up of the Cape Vulture with a very
fine POV and framing, great focus sharpness and details,



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