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Black vulture

Black vulture
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Copyright: Jose Reynaldo da Fonseca (nofer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-11-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSLR A390, Carl Zeiss - 28 - 200mm f2-2,2, Memory Stick PRO 8GB, S&K Polarizer 58 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vultures, Vultures in South America, Vulture, Birds of South America I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-12-04 8:27
Viewed: 2197
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
The New World vulture or condor family Cathartidae contains seven species in five genera, all but one of which are monotypic. It includes five vultures and two condors found in warm and temperate areas of the Americas. The "New World" vultures were widespread in both the Old World and North America during the Neogene.

New World vultures do not form a monophyletic clade with the superficially similar family of Old World vultures, but similarities between the two groups are due to convergent evolution. Many now consider them to be in their own order Cathartiformes, closely related to, but distinct from, Old World vultures and allies (Accipitriformes).[1]

Vultures are scavenging birds, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals without apparent ill effects. Bacteria in the food source, pathogenic to other vertebrates, dominate the vulture’s gut flora, and vultures benefit from the bacterial breakdown of carrion tissue. New World vultures have a good sense of smell, whereas Old World vultures find carcasses exclusively by sight. A particular characteristic of many vultures is a bald head, devoid of feathers.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-04 11:17]

Hi Jose,another artistic backlight well played with the condor silhouettes,very good sharpness despite the distance and correct exposure too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-12-04 12:22]

Hello Reynaldo,
Nice photo of these Black Vultures in fine sharpness and attractive eye contact. With 'shadows' in 'highlights and shadows' you can lighten up the dark parts a bit. Good composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-12-05 10:27]

Hi Jose,
Nice shot of this condor. Good sharpness details and focus.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

  • Great 
  • maira Gold Star Critiquer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 0] (0)
  • [2015-12-23 8:59]

Urubu, urubu, dizem que dá azar,mas vai mais uns pontinhos.

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