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The flight of the Turkey Vulture

The flight of the Turkey Vulture
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-10-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P60, NiKKOR 5X OPTICAL ZOOM VR
Exposure: f/10.9, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-03 20:29
Viewed: 2253
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, here is another photo from
the photo archives of Celtick my first
pointing dog, when i shot this bird, Celtick
was with me in the car, i was passing by a
country road when i saw this scavenger bird
in-flight stop the car and shoot the photo.

Nikon Coolpix P60
1/500s f/10.9 ISO80
32mm (35mm eq:180mm)

Now as you see i was with my little
compact camera, the ISO80 i choose
(to have less digital noise) and
the shutter speed and aperture it is
the camera that choose, with the f/10.9
and 1/500s with a small compact it give
me a very dark blue sky with the Vulture
also being dark.

It is the reason why i decide to convert
my photo in black & white (grayscale tones),
now i have a way to convert my color photos
to black & white it is by going choosing
a RGB channel and convert to grayscale.

With choosing the RED CHANNEL of RGB Channels
it gives me this grainy old photo effect
that i wanted, so the grain or noise
you see in the sky it is wanted to
obtain this grainy old photo effect.

from the All About Birds website

« If you’ve gone looking for raptors
on a clear day, your heart has probably
leaped at the sight of a large,
soaring bird in the distance–
perhaps an eagle or osprey.

But if it's soaring with its wings raised
in a V and making wobbly circles, it's likely
a Turkey Vulture. These birds ride thermals
in the sky and use their keen sense of smell
to find fresh carcasses.

They are a consummate scavenger, cleaning up
the countryside one bite of their sharply
hooked bill at a time, and never mussing
a feather on their bald heads. »



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Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely in-flight vulture, I like effect of grain, fascinating composition, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

It maybe a bit noisier .. but what a mood in this simple frame Asbed. Love it !
George Veltchev

Hi Asbed,
interesting presentation of this bird in flight. Nice atmosphere. Very good point of view.
Have a nice Sunday,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-11-04 1:45]

Salut Asbed,une capture tres originale une nouvelle fois,je pense que le noir et blanc ne soit la meilleure solution pour des photos de la nature,mais cette fois on peu l'accepter dans une situation comme celle-ci,tres joli le ciel si plein de bruit et excellents details sur l'ombre de l'oiseau.Mes compliments et bon Dimanche,Luciano

Ciao Asbed.
Complimenti per la ottima composizione,una foto da artista complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-11-04 5:03]

Bonjour Asbed,
Une image toute simple, mais qui a beaucoup d'atmosphère et qui laisse s'envoler nos pensées...un peu de bruit, mais que tu voulais semble-t-il avoir, à lire ta note. Un choix que je respecte.
Bon dimanche

Interesting experiment Asbed. I like it.

Hello Asbed,
A great capture with beautiful scenery, composition & presentation. Well done with a great POV...mon ami. TFS & best wishes!


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