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Zamuro cabeza roja

Zamuro cabeza roja
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Copyright: Jose Miguel Cisneros (JoseMiguel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 3 N: 1610] (5658)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-16
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Funny Faces, !Masks, 100 points or more (Chapter 3) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-21 12:43
Viewed: 13684
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 158
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture last friday at the bird’s section in “Parque del Este”, Caracas, Venezuela.
Took advantage of the sun’s direct illumination for a brief moment before sunset.
A Beautiful bird? It’s up to you! :-)

Handheld with IS (image stabilizer), crop, sharpen, and resized.

Zamuro cabeza roja or Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) in english:
Vultures are large, carrion-eating birds. For years, it was believed that all vultures were raptors, members of the order Falconiformes. In 1994, however, it was discovered that the vultures inhabiting the American continents share a common ancestor with storks and ibises. Now, American vultures, or New World vultures, are recognized as Ciconiiformes, in the family Cathartidae. European, African, and Asian vultures are recognized as Old World vultures (family Accipitridae, subfamily Aegypiinae). There are 15 species of Old World Vultures and 7 Species of New World Vultures.

The Turkey Vulture's head, like its namesake, is bald and red. Its plumage is primarily dark brown.
In flight, the undersides of the flight feathers appear silver or white.
Genders appear identical.

The Vulture's Bald Head:
There is an important purpose to the vulture's bald head. When the vulture is eating carrion, it must often stick its head inside the carcass to reach the meat. A feathery head would capture unwanted pieces of the vulture's meal, along with all the bacteria it hosts. After mealtime, the turkey vulture perches in the heat of the sun. Here, whatever has managed to cling to the few bits of fuzz on their head will be baked off once and for all.

Other interesting facts:
Sense of Smell:
The turkey vulture is one of the only birds in North America with a sense of smell. This vulture relies both on its keen eyesight and powerful nose to search out food.

Circling Vultures:
Contrary to popular belief, circling vultures do not necessarily indicate the presence of a dead animal. Circling vultures may be gaining altitude for long flights, searching for food, or playing. These birds soar on thermals of warm, rising air. This allows them to best conserve their energy in flight. After rising on the thermal, they glide as far as possible before they need to gain altitude again. They also rely on thermals of warm air to remain aloft while scanning the ground for food.

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Cathartidae
Genus: Cathartes
Species: C. aura


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-02-21 13:08]

Hi Jose,
Superb close-up shot. Superb vibrant colours and sharp details. Lighting, DOF and POV are excellent. I like the intense but calm look in those eyes. Perfectly composed. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-21 13:20]
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Hi Jose.
This is fantastic shot. Look at his eye. This is a man, not a bird. Everything is outstanding: pose of the bird (really portrait pose), reflection of the state and mood, terrific sharpness and details, vivid colours and beautiful BG, etc, etc, etc. BRAVO and once more BRAVO. Great work of Great portrait Master. My compliments and TFS.

Bonjour Jose Miguel,
Magnifique composition, qui montre les détails de cet incroyable volatile. On voit comment l'oiseau est adapté à se nourrir de charognes. Le regard de l'oiseau est superbement rendu (grâce aux éclats de lumière, notamment).

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-02-21 13:28]

No this is not an ugly bird! This is a beautiful bird!

And this is a fantastic portrait of this amazing face. I like this very much and it will be a favourite of mine. Perfect composition, sharpness and treatment!

Thanks for sharing/Bengt

bonsoir JOSE

magnifique portrait de cet oiseau, couleurs bien nettes et bons détails
merci a toi

I have seen a lot of Turkey vultures But never close up like this nice head shot The beak you can see is for ripping flesh apart colors are great

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-02-21 14:31]

Belissima ave fotografada por você José,a nitidez realmente é muito boa,detalhes perfeito, está de parabéns mais uma vez.Técnica aplicada é exelente.

Wow! Jose what awsome detail and a perfect portrait details are so amazing I wonder how its possible to get so much detail on a 139K file excellent work definately a fav here tfs rgds Necip.

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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2007-02-21 14:47]

Una calidad espectacular, la de esta ave tan singular. Posee mucha vida y tiene buen POV y DOF. Un saludo y TFS.

José Luis

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-02-21 14:52]

Hi Jose

What a striking portrait shot of this amazing looking Vulture, the details are lovely and sharp, the colours are excellent and I like the light in the eye.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-21 15:24]
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Hello Jose Miguel,
I can't call it beautiful but that eye is amazing. I admire you for having the stamina to produce such a great close-up portrait of this beast. It's technically excellent. Well done.

Hola Jose Miguel, amazing portrait with splendid colors and excellent details, BRAVO! very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-21 16:23]

Hola José Miguel,
Realmente original,
un retrato lleno de colorido y texturas.
el pov es genial, y los detalles del pico bárbaros.
muchos saludos

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-21 17:14]

Hola tocayo,
Un retrato con mucha fuerza y una composición exquisita. Pose perfecta, colores naturales muy bien saturados, nitidez total en la cabeza y un fondo borroso completan una foto impactante y muy "personal"
Saludos, José M.

Hola José,
Otro interesante retrato. Muy buena definición y colores. El POV muy bueno. Me gusta como se ven los detalles de este zamuro. Qué caprichosa es la naturaleza para crear estas aves con características tan peculiares!!
Excelente trabajo.
Muchos saludos,

Hello Jose,
Not much wrong with this one, a great profile portrait..This ugly guy never looked so good :)
Well done & TFS.

This is awesome, a festival of spiky feathers and wrinkles!
I wouldn't want to meet this bird.
Should be called Mao, after the main colour roja!
Tfs, Jay

PS Did I mention I like the "mask"?

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-22 0:33]

Talk about a close-up, Jose.
Incredible details on that face!
The textures are amazing.
TFS. : )

Hi Jose

Hmmm...... well, the quality of the shot is simply fantastic. The sharpness and clarity allow us the see just how cruel nature can be.... :-)

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-22 5:42]
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La foto estupenda estimado amigo, la cara del amigo... una cirugía estética por aquí!.
Excelente primer plano con marcados detalles e intensos colores que resaltan por el despegue de la silueta sobre el contrastante fondo, gracias al ajustado DOF utilizado.
Me encanta la elección del recorte con el ave apareciendo por el vértice de la escena.
No mencionas el uso del flash y tampoco aparece ese dato en el EXIF, pero el brillo del ojo y del pico me hace sospechar... si puedes aclárame ese detalle por favor.
La imagen tiene 140Kb. aprox... creo que los usuarios de Photoshop deberán buscar la fórmula para optimizar la compresión y lograr archivos más cercanos a los 200Kb. permitidos (personalmente creo que esa diferencia incide en la calidad de la imagen).
Un gran saludo... Ricardo

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-22 6:20]

Hola Jose Miguel
Este pobre creo que eligió mal la peluquería, no sólo le cortaron mal el pelo sino que le abrasaron la cabeza con el secador! Ji,ji.
Fuera bromas, la foto es realmente alucinante. Me encanta la mirada del zamuro. A pesar de lo feucho parece tener cierta ternura (aunque no quisiera comprobarlo, por si acaso). La verdad es que es un ave impresionante, y la información adjunta es muy interesante.
Una foto extraordinaria!
Felicidades, colegui, y gracias por compartirla.

Hello Jose Miguel,

Oh my, my... I know those guys quite well as I see them flying around the mountain here in the summer. I fact, I can look at them from my backyard and I am always impress to see them fly. I really enjoy their great gliding skills. I often see them in group of 5 to 10 individual. I have some pictures of them to but never that close. In fact, it is the first time I see one from so close, cause this is close! Those guys aren't really nice to me but they are majestic from a distance :)

This is an EXCELLENT portrait of this special looking bird. Details, lightning, exposure, POV and composition are just great! Thanks for showing me this bird from so close, now I will exactly know what I am admiring when spring will come back :)... TFS,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-22 9:29]

Hello Jose,
Magnificent portrait.I liked POV,expression on face,lighting,clear details,colors,BG and composition a lot.
Excellent work!

bonjour josé miguel
on ne peut pas dire que ce soit un bel oiseau,mais en tout cas c'est un beau portrait.
il a un air triste,il ferait presque pleurer.
belles couleur et beaucoup de details;

A beautiful capture, a very ugly bird!

Great shot, you've got fantastic detail being so close. It looks as though he's just been into the barbers! The colour saturation is excellent and it is composed well. I like the BG also.

Really good work,

Reading your note first was necessary to understand why this vulture has gone bald prematurely like me :-)!!
The personality of this fellow comes across rather strongly in this delightful close-up image, Jose.
Thanks for sharing it and take care.

Hello José,
marvellous details, we can count hairs and read the colours of the iris! I like the very direct close-up approach that makes the encounter very intense.
The pose as shown from your point of view is just lovely, there is a beautiful soft and lovingly caring atmosphere in your portrait of a vulture. Thank you!
Best regards,

Excellen shot Jose. Parada.
Very well done. Excuse in shortness. TFS. Stev

Hola José Miguel,

No intento competir con tantos comentarios, pero no puedo dejar de enviarte este. Desde tu comienzo a la fecha has corridor bastante, colocando gran cantidad de fotos interesantes. Para mí esta foto es una foto extraordinaria y el texto, tan educativo y orientador es sumamente completo que no tengo que acudir a ninguna literatura para conocer de este zamuro.
La foto es sumamente nítida y los colores sumamente vivos.
Felicidades y gracias por compartirla.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-02-22 13:47]

Hello Jose , Fantastic portret from the Vulcan, great sharpnes colours details light eye and bg ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

Belle photo,cet animal est bien photographier,les détails sont jolis et nets,les couleurs sont superbes. Amitiés Thomas

Hi Jose,
Amazing bird portrait with vibrant colours,great detail and POV.

Hola José Miguel,
El retrato es increíble, la composición, nitidez y luz son excelentes, el detalle es sobresaliente, el fino destello en la pupila es un extra. Un cordial saludo

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-02-22 17:11]

José, this is a great close-up.

I enjoy shooting vultures, and you did a great job: excellent lighting and sharpness. I enjoy pose too.

Tremendo closeup, José Miguel. La luz, los colores, la nitidez, todo perfecto. Felicitaciones, Yvonne

Hi Jose,
A superb shot! Great frame filling portrait. You caught some very good light. The colors and detail in this are amazing. They were flying all around when I was down in Florida, but I never got one good shot of them. This is really great!

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-02-23 10:08]

Magnifiques couleurs. L'oiseau a presque l'air étonné.
Bonne journée.

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2007-02-23 12:50]

Hi Jose,
Another of your images with such beautiful colour and detail.The clarity of its features down to the folds of its skin and the wear and tear of it beak is just excellent.Caught it in a lovely pose.Not sure if I would say that it is beautiful....that unattractive "skin head" for a start! LOL!
Have a great weekend!
Regards, David

Hola José Miguel,
Un impresionante retrato, los detalles, el foco y los colores están muy, muy buenos. Una linda carucha para colgar en la sala de invitados!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-23 20:54]

Hello Jose

Now there is a face only a mother could love.Wonderful close up portrait .You have managed to make the ugly,an interesting and beautiful photo.Great detail and colour.TFS


Hi Jose,
excellent shot of this vulture.Well beauty is really a subjective thing and this subject has its own sort of beauty,so I will not insult its looks.It looks this way so when it is eating carrion feathers will not get caught in animal carcass's or dirty up with carnage and gore.This picture has superb detail and I find nothing wrong with any detail of it.TFS. Bob

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-24 5:50]

Wow what an amazing shot! Great close up. The details are pin sharp and the focus is spot on. Stunning colours, excellent composition and perfect DOF. The eye is stunning. You caught perfect lighting



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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-24 7:58]

Wow! Another precise detailed portrait,Jose.
Your capture has big quantity sharp details as well as splendid colours.I like details to the eye and on beak and very good lighting.Composition and POV are great and DOF very well managed.Superb blurry BG and perfect separatation main subject from background is very nice.
Great work!My admiration and thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos

Desde luego Jose Miguel, se ve que te gustan los detalles, podias poner un cartel: para más detalles recurir a una radiografia". Parece que posa para ti.
Me encanta cunado llenas tu fotos con el sujeto de esta forma, realmente un placer para los ojos.

Excellent Jose Miguel
Super prise de vue,très beau portrait de ce Vautour et les détails sont superbes, et excellentes couleurs lumineuses.
Merci et au revoir JP

Hello JM,
A great portrait of this amazing fellow!
I'd say you capture well the characteristics of this noteworthy face, with excellent details and wonderful colours...
Well composed presentation!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-02-25 7:45]

Hi Jose Miguel,
Again a superb vulture portrait. With your excellent pictures you might help us to find them more attractiv. This one has a very soft way to look, like a dreamer.
Thank's a lot also for the note
Best regards

Hi JM,
This is fantastic shot (as usual from you).


Hello Jose,

excllent colors Bg POV DOF perfect details very crisp I really like this POV alot, TFS Kyle

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-02-25 13:05]

hello Jose
wonderful portrait photo. i like its pose and details. composition, point of view, background, depth of field, colours, sharpness, framing and note are great

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-25 13:22]

Hi Jose Miguel

This is another great portrat from you!
I can't really say that this is a beautiful animal...let's face it...it's not really that adorable like a baby lion or tiger :)), but it's definately a very imprtant animal to their ecosystem and therefore i asteem it very much.
The details and textures are very nice and clear, the DOF is outstanding - isoalting the subject very well - and the lighting is also impeccable.
Splendid work!

Bravo and TFS

Hi dear Jose ,
excellent details and focus.
great colours and sharpness.
BG is very nice too.
excellent work.

hi jose!
hmmm... beautyful ore ugly...thats
the question:)
i think its a mix of boath:)
really good picture anyway
with great sharpness and
fine pov and background
well done!

bonjour Jose,

très belle couleurs, très belle netteté, très bonne composition, bref splendide photo bravo


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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 74] (494)
  • [2007-02-27 9:15]

Hi Jose,
truly, I was afraid of this animal when I looked for the first time at your photo.
Its face seemed to me so scary...
But when I look at this photo better,I found out it has very friendly eye and symathic gaze.Perfect detail and great technical side.
Best regards,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-27 11:21]

Hello Jose,
Magnificent portrait.Lighting,crisp clear details,sharpness,BG and composition are wonderful.Excellent work

Hi Jose,
WOW! What a portrait of this turkey. And yes, of course, this is a beautiful bird perfectly portraited by you. Amazing sharp details, fantastic vivid colours, bright eyes and a very modern hair cut.
Regards, Ruud

Oh my goodness. Its really a frightening pic.Awesome capture. The mood on its face is incredible. Excellant exposure. Details are great. What can i say more? 100 points alreay have said all of it. :D


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-02-28 11:36]
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Hi Jose,

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder isn't it?! That and the fact that beauty is only an attribute attached by humans from the incidental outcome of functionality in nature...but it doesn't matter one way or the other anyway as this is a great photo! Pose, colours, details everything is brilliant.
(i actually think he's got quite a cute expression on his face, a little bit maudlin perhaps?

Thanks very much for sharing,


Wow, this is quite impressive!

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2007-03-02 12:52]

A perfect image, well coloured.
The bird seems quiet and not affraid.

Dios mio!!! Que fantástico e impresionante retrato. Creo que nunca había observado uno tan, tan, tan de cerca. Es estupendo, de verdad.
Muchas gracias por compartirlo con nosotros, soy de las que me he quedado con la boca abierta contemplándolo más de diez minutos....
Hasta la próxima

Superb sharpness and details of this rather unattractive vulture.
Great composition
Well done

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-03-03 12:05]

Hi Jose Miguel,

Great head portrait of this bird.
Great sharpness with true color.
Good background and great explanation.


Hi Jose,
Impressive portrait of this Vulture. Amazing colours and details. Nicely composed and excellent DOF and POV. Well done and TFS,

Una mirada un poco melancólica... quizá porque estabas demasiado lejos para hincarte el pico...?
Buenos detalles y magníficos colores.
Saludos amigo, JL.

Very very good closeup! Fantastic colors and sharpness! Wow.. i really like this one.. You made it look good...

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-03-06 2:16]

Hi Jose,

What a portrait, incredible lovely!
This is simple, I've but one word FANTASTIC.
Thanks for sharing it!


hi jose,
what a portrait,
its one of the best birds portrait,
well composed, nice pov,
well saturated colours,
excellent sharp image with great details,
feel like buying a s3is fast,
very well done,
tfs & regards

Missed this one, Jose.
A wonderful image. Looks as he's been drinking too much wine..

Muy buenas Jose Miguel
Otro pedazo de retrato de un buitre, vamos el retrato es muy guapo, cosa que creo que no se puede aplicar al buitre, aunque la belleza depende de como se mire. No crees?
Un abrazo

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-03-11 9:49]

Hola Jose!
It's a GREAT portrait of this vulture. The red colour is gorgeous, the sharpness is remarcable.
Good job!

Hola Jose,

Another great portrait! Perfect pose. Well exposed and focussed. Sharp and detailed. Texture is remarkable. The background is nicely out of focus and its colour is pleasing however I would have cloned out the darker areas especially on the upper left corner as they take the attention away from your beautiful subject. Your note is very informative. I especially like the bald head explanation. Well done.


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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
  • [2007-03-13 18:02]

Hola JM

impresioante retrato de este pajarraco
los colores y el contraste de la foto son muy buenos
se puede apreciar muy bien los detalles



Hola Jose Miguel,
Una captura fantástica. El sujeto no ganaría ningún concurso de belleza pero es impresionante.
Los detalles y luz son muy buenos y la nota excelente
Saludos - Shir

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-16 7:40]

Hello Jose Miguel,
this one must have slipped past me, and when I glanced through your portfoliio it looked at me with those sad eyes.
Not the most beautiful bird, but sure an interesting one, we have some here in Canada too and they are very good flyers.
Nice portrait, the details are wonderful.
POV, sharpness and colors are great.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-05-25 19:44]

Hola Jose Miguel, interesante modelo, importante compocisiòn,y colorido.Saludos

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-18 21:33]

Hello Jose Miguel, that's a great portrait of that Vulture. So sharp and full of details. Great eye contact and perfect colors.


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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-11-03 21:17]

Very sharp and very impressive portrait. These birds are almost imposible to make pretty. :) But you have captured the beauty of this bird and he even looks innocent. Very nice rich colors and creamy background. Great shot.

Hello Jose,
What a wonderful and amazing portrait shot you present here!!
This superb details and perfect focusing are very impressive to me. TFS. :-)
Also, I can see very lovely overall sunset(sunrise?) colouration here.
Many thanks for the sharing your beautiful photos.
Best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-09-04 20:20]

Hello jose,
a very fine macro work. Very very sharp and great clarity. details well seen and the seriousness of the bird too is felt.
Wonderful nature shot.
excellent composition.


NB: Thanks for telling about my shot being too saturated. Really appreciate it.

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