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Copyright: Jane Ogilvie (star05) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 66] (299)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-14
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-28 15:34
Viewed: 3109
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Eagle-sized, blackish bird usually seen soaring over the countryside. In Flight, the long wings are held upward in a wide , shallow V; wings narrower than those of the Black Vulture; flight feathers silvery below; it flaps it's wings less frequently than the black Vulture, and rolls and sways from side to side..Tail long; head small, bare, and reddish. Often seen over farmlands.
Turkey Vultures are valuable for their removal of garbage and disease-causing carrion..

Apologize for clipping his wing and have to say these fellows are not handsome..

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Hi Jane,

Look like were neighbors for the day, wonderful shot with excellent detail, as you mentioned its a pity about the cropped wing but even so an amazing site to see in the wild,

Cheers Rick :)

Bella cattura in volo, la composizione poteva essere leggermente ruotata, soprattutto senza la perdita delle piume dell'ala, buona nitidezza e buoni esposizione e colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Jane, I used to see a lot of Turkey Vultures when I was a kid, but they seemed to disappear for awhile. I understand they're making a comeback. This is a good capture of this guy, they aren't the most beautiful birds out there but you make this guy look good. Very good detail seen with great contrast seen between the bird and that sky. Very nice exposure on a tough subject.

Thanks, John

Jane nice view of the vulture. I have a whole family of these beauties who roost in my trees at night.

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