<< Previous Next >>

Bearded Vulture

Bearded Vulture
Photo Information
Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-23
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (II) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-12 6:34
Viewed: 3162
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Young Bearded Vulture or Lammergeier ( Gypaetus barbatus ) Tr : Sakallı Akbaba , one of the biggest raptor of the World , wingspan is approx. 300 cm and length 110 cm , main diet is bones , breeds at inaccessible caves on the cliffs , one of the 4 vultures of Turkey . I used 300 mm F:4 Lens .

SelenE, egeerhan, Ken52 has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To SelenE: sloganRaptorman 1 04-12 11:15
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Nice capture Akif,
Shame you cannot see the face but you capture the colours and the flying stance really well.
Well done

  • Great 
  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-12 7:38]

hi Akif,
toujours impressant ces grands rapaces. La position planeur est superbe dans ce grand ciel bleu, les détails sont bons.


Hi Akif
One more action shot. Well presented with nice details and colours.

  • Great 
  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-04-12 10:20]
  • [2] [+]

It's a pity that such a close-up wildlife photo of one of the endangered and rarest raptors has been viewed only 29 times and got only 4 comments so far!

I'm having a great difficulty in understanding how the photos of common raptors taken in a zoo showing their misarable and unhealty conditions get about 40-50 points, and the wildlife shots can never attract that much attention...

Well done Akif and thanks for your efforts. Keep on doing what you are doing...


  • Great 
  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-04-12 10:38]

Hi Akif,

The details in the wings of this vulture are great. I like inflight shots like this. Well done.


  • Great 
  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-04-13 1:03]

You caught your subject at just the right moment to produce a dramatic photo. Excellent details and color. Nice exposure and beautiful blue sky.

Beaucoup de détails avec cet oiseau si imposant.

Calibration Check