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(Neophron percnopterus)


(Neophron percnopterus)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-09-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/7.1
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-09-11 13:32
Viewed: 651
Points: 12
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Abutre-do-egipto, Egyptian vulture

(Neophron percnopterus)

Hello Trekkers!
Today I present the Egyptian vulture in flight.
Picture taken from the same hide.
This beautiful bird is smaller then it's friends.In general what I saw is that they take a first look then wait until the dozens of griffons and black vultures eat almost all. Then they appear to finish the work. It's thin beak allows to reach the bone marrow.
More info about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_vulture

Have a great day and thanks for viewing...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-09-11 15:34]

Hi Jose,what a timing to take this egyptian vulture so well! A spectacular capture,the light gives a warm touch to the colors,and the sharpness is very impressive too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2017-09-11 15:41]

Joseph, muito boa captura desse abutre egípcio em vôo, grande detalhe de sua cabeça, é observado com perfeita clareza a ponta curvada fina de seu bico. Bom trabalho, meu amigo!

Hernán Ernesto Bortondello
ARGENTINA

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-09-11 16:57]

Hello Jose,
I don't believe I have ever seen a vulture with so much white color in its plumage. A beautiful specimen which has been captured in nice detail and lovely warm color tones. I like the eye contact and the way its wings are edged in black.
I believe I watched a documentary a while back saying that vultures in this part of the world are in danger from some type of chemicals that are poisoning them.
Ron

Hello Jose,
What a beauty....Excellent composition with such impressive details of this vulture in flight. The light is great.....
Marius.

fantastic flight capture, amazing light, TFS Ori

Ciao Jose, great capture of fantastic inflight vulture, perfect focus, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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