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Neophron percnopterus

Neophron percnopterus
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Hoya UV 77mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vultures, Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (II) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-22 4:29
Viewed: 3368
Points: 70
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Egyptian Vulture
Neophron percnopterus
TR: Kucuk Akbaba

Egyptian vultures are summer visitors of Turkey, and they also breed here. It winters in Africa and India.
The image is taken from the hills of the garbage dump in Beypazari.

The Egyptian Vulture, (Neophron percnopterus) also known as Scavenger Vulture is a small Old World vulture, found from N. Africa to South west Asia. It is the only member of the genus Neophron.

The adult's plumage is black and white. Its facial skin is yellow (it turns orange during nesting periods) and devoid of feathers. The tail is diamond shaped, so it is easily distinguished in flight. The nestlings are dark brown and gradually become light by adulthood at the age of 5.

The adult Egyptian Vulture usually measures 85 cm from the point of the beak to the extremity of the tail and 1.7m between the tips of the wings. It weighs about 2.1 kilograms.

Egyptian Vultures are quite widely distributed and can be found in South Europe, N. Africa, West and South Asia. They are partial migrants, depending on the local climate. If the Egyptian Vulture can endure the local winter it will usually not migrate. It is not well adjusted to cold weather conditions, mainly because of its surface area-volume ratio that causes a quick loss of heat.

Egyptian Vultures are scavengers, mainly feeding off carrion, but they also prey on small mammals and eggs.
*Source: Wikipedia

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Göz göze gelmişsin gölgede kalan kanatlarının altındaki detaylar bile çok net Eline saglık selen

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-22 4:59]

Hello Selen,
Every time I see a good shot of the Egyptian Vulture, like this one, I wish I could take such a shot and this is no exception.
Excellent detail and POV of this close in-flight shot set in a fine diagonal composition.
TFS and I hope you enjoy you vacation,

Hi Selen,
Perfect shot with great sharpness and exposure! TFS.

Regards, Peter

Hello Selen,
what should I say, you are the best. Marvellous portrait of an interesting bird.
My best wishes for your vacation,

Hi Selen,

It enchants to me. It is a great photography. The details are seen him perfectly. It is a precious bird. I am glad that you have so good photos. A warm greeting. (Pardon by my English).

Jose Luis

Great shot of this fat vulture Selen.
I hope you have a nice holiday.
Look forward to seein what great shots you bring back.

Hi Selen,
You have filled the frame well. I really like the lighting on the face and its head is very sharp.
good shot,

hi selen,
the pictures of flying bird always surprise me because its a real tough task and getting such a good shot speaks about your skills,
nice pov, lovely eye contact,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-22 7:37]

Hello Selen,
Superb close capture of this Vulture. Excellent sharpness and beautiful light that brings out the colours.
Enjoy your vacation!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Muhteşem bir foto olmuş. Renkler ve detaylar kadar zamanlamanız da çok iyi. TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-22 9:09]

Merhaba Selen,
Bu kadar yakından çektiğine inanamıyorum,ben olsam herhalde makineyi bırakıp kaçardım:)Göz teması,kadraj ve pozlama mükemmel olmuş.Tebrikler,elleine sağlık!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-06-22 11:25]

Hi Selen
Very nice portrait of that bird .Sharp image with very nice colors.Very well focus.I like all details that we can see in the plumage,
TFS Michel

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-06-22 11:30]

Hello Selen,
Excellent capture, my friend. The POV, focus and sharpness are remarkable.And I think the picture is apt for bidding farewell. You will be missed, but have a great vaccation.
TFS, Smitha.

Hello Selen,
excellent shot with great sharpness and details
thanks for sharing
well done

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-22 14:02]

Hi Selen.
What a superb shot. I am amazed. Fantastic close-up, cropping and composition. Great sharpness and details of the bird, wonderful colours. Bravo and best regards.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-06-22 20:39]

Hola Selen. New spices of bird for me. This one has a exelent colors and sharpnnes. Luis52.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-06-22 21:10]

Hello Selen,
Safe trip Selen and thanks for this great inflight with sharp focus and brilliant colors.

Hello Selen,
Fantastic capture, very sharp perfect
exposure, nice colors TFS.
Best regards/ Lawhill

Hi Selen
A wow picture!
perfect exposure of the head.
wish you a good vacation

Have a good vacation and enjoy! Great capture and crop here. Good detail, though a tad noisy. The overall quality however compensated for that hands down! Cheers, Klaus

Hi Selen ,
what a nice shot.it has excellent focus and great sharpness.
A perfect capture.
Thanks for sharing
My best wishes

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-06-23 14:16]

Hi Selen,
Great approach, perfect details and exposure.
TFS, José M.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-25 7:53]

Merhaba Selen,
Really impressive close-up of the vulture for a personal view. Excellent by all accounts. Best wishes,

Selen merhaba,
Çok iyi yaklaşmışsın ve detayları çok iyi yakalamışsın. Türkiye'de Akbabaların hala yaşıyor olması gerçekten heyecan verici. Paylaşımın için
teşekkürler. Mustafa

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-25 13:29]

Hola Selen,
precioso trabajo,
buenos detalles, magnífico pov,
nitidez y acción...
excelente captura,

merhaba Selen hanım,
Giderek yok olan bu nadir kuşları bu kadar yakından görmek çok hoş. netlik, çekim açısı, göze teması derken yine 4/4lük bir çalışma çıkmış ortaya. Verdiğiniz notlar ve gelen yorumlar da çok güzel. teşekkürler. elinize sağlık, selamlar.

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-06-25 16:06]

:) Tebrik ederim.

Hello Selen,
The vulture image is crystal clear and colors are vivid. Great pov and composition. I admire this wonderful photo and your photography skill.

Merhaba Selen,
Teknik zamanlama ve kadraj mükemmel,
Netlik ve detaylar da çok başarılı,
Tebrik ederim,
İyi çalışmalar

Hi Selen
Me parece un retrato muy bueno el que nos muestras, este buitre egipcio "alimoche" para nosotros es muy buen, felicitaciones.
Un saludo

Good crop Selen. It show all the defined lines so well.Great work on the catchlight for eye.

Merhaba Selen,
Bu kadar yakın nasıl çekebildin?? tebrikler

Hi Selen,
Hey, this ones quite different than your current post, but very similar in composition..I like how well you controlled the light/shadow, spotlighting the head. Excellent sharpness, detail, color, DOF, and quality.
Very well done.

Beautiful capture, well framed, composition is exceptional and the image is well post processed.

Hello Selen,
A fine diagonal composition and a great portrait of this proud fellow!
Excellent details in the plumage and the in-flight pose is well depicted!
Pablo -

WOW ! Extremeley close , well composed , very different POV , congrat. to you for this macro flying vulture photo .

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