Friday, May 27, 2016

Turkey Vultures

Saw some black birds on the road the other day, enjoying a lunch of roadkill, and managed to stop before they all flew away.  Just snapped 2 or 3 pictures before they rose on their huge wings, but somehow I got the focus quite well.

This one was flying off immediately, but I liked the shot with its wings out wide.

This one stayed on the fencepost until I got a shot off through the open window.

Then it left too.  You gotta be quick!

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15 comments:

  1. Not the prettiest of creatures, are they? But captured here to good effect. Like you say You gotta be quick.

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  2. Undercarriage, all flaps up and lift off, what a great shot.

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  3. The heads are dinosaur-like. The last shot showing the wings like a closed blind is great!

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  4. Ohhh, I am jealous of this fine zoom on your new camera. Wonderful shots of the vulture. :-)

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  5. Oh I like these ... especially the last one and the caption you've used!

    All the best Jan

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  6. Yes, you did get some great focux!!

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  7. Ah, to be able to fly like they do -- but I'll pass on their diet.

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  8. you got some great shots there - nice work :-)

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  9. Your first shot is great! I know how hard it is to capture a moving animal.

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  10. Splendid vulture photos, my friend!

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  11. Turkey Vultures have such ugly heads but their wingspan is amazing.

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  12. We have these near our town. I don't know where they live but they will show up once in a while all lined up on a fence or in a tree. I think ours are just as ugly, maybe there is not so much red on their head.

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