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Dinner time

Dinner time
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Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 75-300
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-09 6:30
Viewed: 4106
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In fact this is a messy capture, but I have to show it, this photo is taken just before closing time of the camp. The evening is falling.
I will never forget the sound, noise, of the vultures, it was a kind of scary. If I see my captures back of this scene the sounds are coming back. So impressive I will never forget.
The buffalo in front was captured by a group of lions the day before.
Thanks for looking

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Yes, sometimes it is a pity tou can't attach the sounds and the smell.
When I post process my images I often imitate some kind of mondegreen.:-) Don't tell anybody...
this good image, Vivian

Hi Vivian,
An excellent shot to show the cycle of life. It is not always pretty or delicate. Life is very difficult for many animals. Only the strongest survive for any length of time. I can imagine the smell and sounds were pretty nasty also.

Well done, it's a very nice shot specially with the vulture in the center

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-09 11:02]

Hi viv,

A messy capture indeed,but you did a great job,picture is very sharp and detailed and well exposed,TFS


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-09 13:06]

Hi Vivian

Another wonderful post from you!
Nice to see you back to regular posting, btw :)
This is indeed a splendid action shot!
The mood of this image is very interesting and the feast that awaits is just inevitable and expressed well by the shot.
It also shows clearly who is the number one of hte "flock" - right on top and spreading it wings ;)
Wonderful colors and details, great DOF and POV.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Vivian,
A real life action shot!
As hard as it is.
I like so much this moment captured, of the food chain in nature.
Excellent POV to show all the voltures involved, and very good DOF to put away the background with the blur.
Congratulations, thanks for share and my best regards,

Hello Vivian , very interesting and good action photo of vultures , TFS.

Hello Vivian,
I can understand that this moment might have been so impressive... This is a hard scenery but it is nature's way. This is what we called an action shot. These guys are really specials and I guess that the noise they make when eating must be very disturbing and weird... Well done!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-11 18:30]

Hello Vivian

This is a super shot of the vultures picking over the buffalo carcass.The timing is excellent.Very good POV with good focus.Nicely composed ,framed and presented.TFS


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