|Copyright: Alptekin Kutlu (alois)
|Date Taken: 2009-03-19|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-04-14 0:48|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Times are difficult !|
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.
The Common Raven (Corvus corax), also known as the Northern Raven, is a large all-black passerine bird in the crow family. Found across the northern hemisphere, it is the most widely distributed of all corvids. There are eight known subspecies with little variation in appearance—although recent research has demonstrated significant genetic differences among populations from various regions. It is one of the two largest corvids, alongside the Thick-billed Raven, and is possibly the heaviest passerine bird; at maturity, the Common Raven is between 56 and 69 cm (22 to 27 inches) in length, with recorded weights ranging from 0.69 to 1.63 kg (1.5 to 3.6 pounds). Common Ravens typically live about 10 to 15 years in the wild, although lifespans of up to 40 years have been recorded. Young birds may travel in flocks, but later mate for life, with each mated pair defending a territory. The Common Raven has coexisted with humans for thousands of years, and in some areas has been so successful that it is considered a pest. Part of its success comes from its omnivorous diet; Common Ravens are extremely versatile and opportunistic in finding sources of nutrition, feeding on carrion, insects and food waste, in addition to cereal grains, berries, fruit and small animals.
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- [2009-04-14 1:50]
u kept a accurate eye on ur capture.
it is more than sharpness!!! well focus
u have done.
well done friend.
- [2009-04-14 7:26]
Another excellent capture from you. Perfect focus and great details. Great action too.
Only 4 points for that? I'm surprised.
The 2 actors are majectic and rare animals. The composition is great. the action as well. The light is perfect: no shadows and great details. Most of all I love the pose of the raven. So obvious the vulture is frightening to him.
Funny name for this picture, but competition is frequent in nature and not only; An excellent picture with great details. It si only my oppinion!