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Griffon Vulture

Griffon 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: 2007-09-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-01 4:23
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Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Griffon Vulture landing at sheep carcass
Photo taken out of the car using beanbag. Out of aprox. 100 flight pictures of landing and starting vultures only 2 pictures are really OK. The other one was my 100th post

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Superb image, Tom.
Like those colours and the light as well.
Very good 'in flight'; excellent sharpness and moment.
Well done

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-11-01 5:33]

Hi Nice inflight shot!
Good details.

A picture to be envious about - hence more than "just" ok. Great action shot with very good focus and sense of dynamic and gorgeous color. Bravo! Cheers, Klaus

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-01 6:48]

Three s's for this shot: Stunning, spectacular and superb! :D
The sharpness is excellent as is the clarity.
Perfectly composed to give the vulture some space to fly into but also keeping its centre-of-gravity slap-bang in the centre.
Awesome pose and a great POV aswell.
Natural but well saturated colours.
--- Nothing at all...
Very well done,

Simply outstanding! I also like your humble note. Can you tender me a information? what is a beanbag?

hi tom,
spectacular in flight-landing shot.great timing.fantastic pose ! harmonious colour tones, lovely creamy BG.
and excellent sharpness with interesting details.
great job !
tfs carole

oooooh... great shot! Well frozen in mid-air.
Excellent details and light.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-11-01 7:29]

Interesting moment captured and wonderful picture. Very good sharp and detail, composiiton is well balanced.

Hello Tom,

This image is well composed and technically outstanding! I like the inflight pose and the excellent DOF! Both wings are in sharp focus and this was done with f/5!!! The rusty golden bokeh looks just great! It isolates the vulture perfectly! The bird's intention to land is obvious! Very well done! Thanks!

With Friendly Regards,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-01 7:43]

Hi Tom
Fantastic in flight image.Very sharp whit excellent details.Perfect DOF and lovely colors.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-01 7:49]

Hi Tom.
I like your very expressive in-flight shot of this cute bird. Superb timing and exposure parameters. Entire bird is in focus and image is sharpened and detailed perfectly. Exposure is superb as well as the smooth BG. My compliments and TFS.

Hello Tom,

One word, fantastic!
Thanks for sharing,


Hi Tom,

excellent capture, perfect quality, sharpness and moment choice.



Hi Tom,
what an outstanding, wonderful super portrait of this vulture! Well done! Tanks for presenting
My best regards,

Hello Tom
Excellent shot of this Griffon Vulture in flight,Perfect focusing,DOF and composition.
Superb shot,Welldone.


Hola Tom,
Best DOF with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details on this beautiful shot of the inflight vulture!
good exposure and focus
well done and well seen
muchas gracias

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-11-01 10:31]

Bonjour Tom, perfect timing in flight. I like the blurred bg too. For me framing is too large on left! Nevertheless, well done, best regards,and congratulation for your 100 th post. Didier.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-01 11:19]

Hi Tom . Just a short quick note to say good shot, running late sorry.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-01 13:02]

Hello Tom,
Fantastic photo of this Vulture. Great colours and very sharp with lovely details. Perfect timing and POV. Very good DOF and compostion.

Hi Tom,

I don't know how you manage post such amazing pictures so consistently. I really love this shot, with the frozen action and great, great colours. A beautiful image.

Kind regards,


This is really nice work out of a car window!. It is such a unique position for a bird shot. I like it and the lovely OOF background. The exposure looks good and the sharpness is super for so much action.

Evelynn : )

Hi Tom,

Stunning capture. Tyhe exposure is spot on and the details superb. I'm always amazed at the quality a great lens can produce. Terrific bokeh.

Superb action shot Tom
Super sharp details against
a lovely soft background
tfs jon

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-03 1:39]

Hello Tom, incredible shot of this great bird ! So sharp, good pose and posture, very good light and exposure. Well done !


hi pirate,

very nice beautiful colors and details!superb!great timing.like it a lot.


Great shot. The feet dangling in the air, the neck sticking out in typical vulture like fashion all look great.

That is the most gorgeous and at the same time hideous looking bird. Reminds me of the vultures on Disney's Jungle Book.


Excellent action capture.Perfect timing and good POV.Excellent detailand sharp image.I like that landing position.

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