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The glance of the vulture

The glance of the vulture
Photo Information
Copyright: Jose Luis Ojeda Navio (ciccio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Canon EF100-400 IS L 4.5-5.6L Ø77, Digital - JPG
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-18 5:36
Viewed: 3964
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Greetings friends of TN, this are one of the first photos of the 2007, made yesterday in ratillo that I had. The photo is trimmed to be able to appreciate the glance with a the one that came near to me, since by the size (although it is to 800), the photo loses much. In the original format it is fit to the edges and I promise to you that I did not cut nor a trocito to him of pen. He is impressive to see as to you they are come near until soprepasarte. I hope that you like. Podçeis to see the complete photo in workshop.

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hi jose,
nice capture,
well composed with fine pov,
nice dof,
tfs & regards

hello Jose

very beautiful photograph good composition and beautiful clearness you was not afraid in the voyan in your objective cheer


great capture

good focus and sharpness, well composed

well done


Wow wow wow......
So far the best shot of 2007. Excellant composition and timing. The glare is like hey i gonna get you....I like workshope version where whole vulture can be seen.....TFS


So, so good!
Very impressive image. The POV is one of the best things about this shot, to have him flying DIRECTLY at you is awesome.
You've nailed the focusing as he is pin sharp. Lovely lighting and composition. BG soft and smooth.
Really is a beautiful bird and enormous!
Congratulations on this wonderful photo.


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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-01-18 8:33]

Hi Jose,
Very good details & an unusual POV, Makes me ask are you flying with the birds.
Badruddin Ali

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-18 9:22]

Excellente photo,la netteté et le focus sont parfaits.
Bravo et merci!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-01-18 10:49]

Hi Jose,

That is really head on! Wonderful action shot - your timing is amazing.


Great Jose,
Your the target...or is it us?
Love the image even with the cropped wings.
Update: just viewed the workshop 'cause I really wanted to see what a could be enhanced, not realizing it was your full frame post. I have to say: I'm really impressed!!! Too crazy images!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-18 16:48]

Hola José Luis,
¡Qué punto de vista más impresionante! El buitre nos mira a los ojos y parece que se sale de la pantalla. Bonita también la toma del WS.
Saludos, José M.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-01-18 16:54]

Hi Jose, this is excellent detail especially on that eye of his. I'm torn in a preference between this one and your workshop. I like the composition and detail in the workshop too, especially with the side feathers blowing up. Either one is very impressive.

Thanks, John

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-19 6:37]

Hola Jose,
Great eye to eye photo! It gives the feeling that he is flying right towards you. Clarity, focus, colors, sharpness and the light is great. Very well done.

Una maravilla José Luis. Sinceramente sobrecoge. Parece que te está analizando, que estás a su alcance.
Un diez, amigo. Felicitaciones.
Juan Luis.

Wow I really like the sharp detail and light beautifull shot tfs rgds Necip

Hola José Luis,
Una foto magnífica. Como la conseguistes? No es facil capturar imágenes de pájaros en movimiento, al menos para mi...
Espero ver más regalos para la vista como la de este magnífico buitre leonado.
Hablando de buitres, espero colgar pronto imagenes de uno que localizé un poco despistadillo en las arenas del Delta de l'Ebre, en la barra del trabucador...

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-20 5:20]

Hi Cicio

This is an amazing post!!!
This frontal in-flight of this vulture is most definately very hard to achieve and you've done an outstanding job!
The POV here, together with the excellent DOF, give a simplt perfect and fantastic photo!
The sharpness is impeccable and the colors are also wonderful.
I really like the WS picture, too, with the full wingspan of the vulture.
Superb work!
My hat's off to you!

Bravo and TFS

Hello , congrat. very extreme POV and Action photo , I wonder what happens next ?

Ohhhhh cielos el rey de los buitres ataca de nuevo......
Que el rey es el que esta volando, que tú le quitas el puesto al reportero más buitrero del chorro.
Pedazo mamonazo, le cortaste las alas, pero para que las quiere si así le vemos el careto, preciosa de verdad.
Un saludete, que tal el fin de semana lincero....
Un abrazo

P.D. Si puedes pasate por mi sección y verás buitres en su salsa.....

Belle photo, attention, il vient droit sur vous, beaux détails,bonne netteté,extra. Amitiés Thomas

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-31 5:32]

José es sensacional y que buena nitidez, el pov. es precioso... como un proyectil en tu busca, genial... muchos saludos (excelente workshop)

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-21 15:14]

Truly impressive capture of the vulture heading straight at you. Sharpness, detail and color are excellent. Very well done.

Enhorabuena, esta Cris conmigo y nos dejaste a los dos boquiabiertos. Sinceramente, una favorita.

Hi Jose,
I've been looking at your lovely photos.
Wow, what a nice job!! Your photos of birds are all amazing and fantastic. Actually, sometimes I was trying to capture of birds, but it's not easy to get because usually, I've been taking photos of micro world. :-)
TFS and Regards,

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