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Dances with Griffons

Dances with Griffons
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Copyright: Alptekin Kutlu (alois) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 107] (1205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikkor 500 mm f:4.0 D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (II) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-08 4:17
Viewed: 4832
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Griffon Vulture or Eurasian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) is an Old World vulture in the bird of prey family Accipitridae.

The Griffon Vulture is 95–110 cm (37–43 in) long with a 230–265 cm (91–105 in) wingspan, and it weighs between 6 and 13 kg (13.2 and 29 lb). Hatched naked,it is a typical Old World vulture in appearance, with a white bald head, very broad wings and short tail feathers. It has a white neck ruff and yellow bill. The buff body and wing coverts contrast with the dark flight feathers.

Like other vultures it is a scavenger, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals which it finds by soaring over open areas, often moving in flocks. It grunts and hisses at roosts or when feeding on carrion.

It breeds on crags in mountains in southern Europe, north Africa, and Asia, laying one egg. Griffon Vultures may form loose colonies. The population is mostly resident.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org

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Hello Alois! Dangerous birds, excellent scene. Good capture. Perfect sharpness. Fantastic effect. Good luck!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-08 5:05]

Hello Alptekin
Perfect capture with perfect focus, great details and natural colors.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2009-04-08 5:22]

mükemmel bir kare ellerinize sağlık

Hello Alptekin,

A great action shot!
You have maintained excellent sharpness despite the movement.
Good dof to make them stand out against a blurred b/g.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

hello Alptekin
particular moment that you photographed very well
very good photo of action
best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-04-08 9:15]

Hello Alptekin,
This is an amazing action photo. Everything looks perfect! Even the BG is very impressive. It goes directly into my favourites.
Congratulations with this fantastic photo!

Great composition here. Nice DOF, sharpness and colors. TFS - Regards - Adil.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-04-08 11:33]

Pek guzeller... Tebrik ederim Alptekin Bey

Hi Alptekin
Great shot specially the Griffon.
Excellent detail,sharpness and background
suits the scene

Hallo Alptekin
I enjoy very much looking and admiring other people’s talents and skills with a camera. Each of us are different and so are our photographic abilities and preferences. I truly like what I see on my screen. You have captured a very special moment and a real nice action shot all in one. A very creative and original composition, and indeed pleasant one. The expressions captured on these birds faces are priceless. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

Alptekin Bey merhaba
epey bir aradan sonra harika çekimlerinizden birini daha görmek ne güzel. askiyonu, renkleri, netliği ve kadrajıyla nefis olmuş. hele modellerde de Kızılakbaba gibi değerli bir türden olunca. elinize sağlık. yeni fotoğraflarınızı da görmek dileğiyle, hoşçakalın. iyi geceler.

Wonderful capture with excellent details and very good focus!!!

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