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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vultures, Vultures in South America, Flying images 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-24 1:07
Viewed: 4124
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear fellows, sorry for being away from TrekNature, but be sure I do miss the association with you all.

When I have more time, I'll be posting again in a more regular basis.

Coragyps atratus

Geographic Range

Black Vultures are resident in tropical and warm temperate from southern Canada to southern South America including continental United States of America. In the northern parts of their range they have a southward migration in the fall and a returning spring migration.


The Black Vulture prefers an open habitat and avoids dense forests as much as possible. Such habitats include lowlands with adjacent highlands, open fields, desert terrain, garbage dumps, and urban or rural centers.

Physical Description

The Black Vulture is a... black, large bird with a wingspan of 137-152 cm, a length of 50-69. The sexes are alike and the adults and the young have black, wrinkled bare skin on the head and neck. Adults have brown. Black Vultures have weak feet, adapted more for running than for clutching and relatively weak bills. The black vulture's feet stretch past its short tail. In flight, a short, square tail and a large white patch on the undersurface of the wing at the base of the primaries distinguishes them from turkey vultures, another large new world vulture which often occurs in the same area. These birds have been observed to live as long as 21 years in captivity and the oldest wild captured banded bird was 16 years old.

(Source: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Coragyps_atratus.html)

rousettus, Matt-Bird, dew77, fiyo, delic, scottevers7, jaycee, horia, coasties has marked this note useful
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Hi Livio,
Wonderful capture. Timing, POV, sharpness and composition, BG great. Nice details on feathers. TFS
best wishes

Hi Livio
Great picture of this flying raptor from above with perfect BG and great details in the dark plumage.

Hi Livio,
Very good shot and the motion is frozen perfectly. Sharp clear image with a good pov,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-24 5:34]

Hello Livio,
Magnificent in flight capture.Saharpness,clear details,solid body,blurred BG and framing are excellent.Have a great sunday!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-24 5:47]

Hello Livio,
Great photo of this Vulture. Perfect sharpness with details. Very good POV, light, composition and BG.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-06-24 6:47]

Hello Livio,
Wonderful capture.POV,colors,sharpness and composition are excellent.TFS.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-24 7:45]

Hello Livio,
Face looks like that of a bat. Wonderful in-flight capture from a perfect pov. Sharp and well-exposed. Regards,

hi livio,
nice capture of the bird in flight, good focus, sharp image, nice dof,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Livio,
An excellent in flight shot on this Black Vulture. Well composed and placed in the frame. Spot on exposure has the colors and detail looking great. Nice quality light and a perfect OOF backround.

Hi Livio,
Great inflight shot.
Perfect timing and very good focus, sharpness and details. I liked the POV too.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-24 11:21]

Hi Livio,

A magnificent in-flight shot of this Vulture. The position you caught him in is elegant. Wonderful colors and details - the face and wings are superb. A beautiful background.


Hi Livio,
This is an excellent inflight image, the subject on the soft background makes this one stand out, I dont think your settings could be any better. Hope to see more like this from you. :)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-06-24 23:51]

Hi Livio

I know how you feel, my friend. I've been missing out on some TN time, but i'm glad i've seen this splendid shot.
This is really a brilliant photo, with incredible sharpness and details on this splendid species.
The close-up level is also impressive and the DOF and colors are great, too.

Bravo and TFS

Hola Livio,
No habrás estado ultimamente en contacto, pero has usado muy bien el tiempo tomando excelentes fotos como esta. Impactante la claridad y acción retratada. Muy buen trabajo.
Saludos cordiales

Hi Livio

Congrats on a well executed in flight shot. Details are clear and sharp and the BG is fantastic! :-)

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