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Hooded Vulture

Hooded Vulture
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-03 9:34
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Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
from http://www.oregonzoo.org/discover/animals/hooded-vulture

Hooded vulture behavior and facts
Hooded vultures are scavengers and carrion-eaters. Because of their relatively small size and weak bill, they generally wait at a carcass to pick up scraps left by larger vultures. In urban areas, they scavenge in refuse dumps and gutters. On seashores, they feed at low tide on mussels, spiny lobsters, mollusks or dead fish. They also eat grasshoppers, grubs and locusts.
Because they are smaller than other African vultures, the hooded vulture can rise on thermals more quickly and is often the first to spot a carcass.
The hooded vulture often follows humans in agricultural fields, picking out grubs and insects exposed by plows.

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straight forward presentation which start with an explanation from where the info has been copied ...how boring Tom ...but in the same time this brilliant photograph is coming to the rescue ...flawlessly! What a flight!!! Tom you have invested in those expensive lenses quite heavily and I wonder why don't you downgrade to the more manageable 300 f/4L since you do not use the current one at f/2.8 !!!Really...I would love to see some of your images at fully opened aperture ... I can do it at f/6.3 as well;)
George Veltchev

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2012-04-03 10:12]

Love this one - not just for the almost wingtip-to-wingtip DOF (a good reason for not using the full f/2.8 if you don't need it ;-), but for the fortuitous juxtaposition of main subject with the "audience" in the background, which appear to be watching your hoodie coming in for a landing. A very nice scene, thoughtfully cropped.
Cheers, Nigel.

hello Tom
super good picture with great details and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Tom,
Excellent photo of this flying Hooded vulture, TFS!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-03 11:21]

Hello Tom.
What an amazing image of this Vulture in flight. Excellent detail and the quality of the image is just fabulous.Best regards Siggi

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-04-03 11:42]

Hi Tom,

Great inflight shot with good sharpness and fine natural colors.


Very nice shot of this hoovering vulture


Hello Tom

Excellent shot of the Hooded Vulture, fine POV
and the way it is framed on the image,
excellent focus sharpness details, TFS


Hi Tom,

Great Pose & Compo. The beak & talons looks menacing. However, the note says it's not an alpha vulture.


Hello Tom,
An impressive captured of this vulture in-fight, very good sharpness and nice out of focus background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

Another impressive scene from Africa Tom! Perfect timing, excellent composition, wonderful colours and great sharpness.

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