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White Headed Vulture.

This magnificent bird was captured during a flying demonstration at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, Weyhill nr Andover. Not everyones favourite birds but they do perform a very valuable service in the wild by eating the corpse of dead animals.This bird, of course, is a captive resident of the Trust and here he was just coming in to the handler.
Hope you will like him.

Much appreciate all the generous c/c's for the Junior Robin and particular thanks to Peter (Lex Equine) for the UA.
Apologise for just votes at present (few comments) but rather pushed for time.
Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Sep 2012 - 10:43 AM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Custom
Title:In Coming !!!
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:19 Sep 2012 - 10:04 AM
Tags:/ captive animals, Captive., Flying display, Hawk conservancy, Vultures
Votes:69

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 10:18 AM

amzing action shot! Perfect timing.

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DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY e2 Member 51432 forum postsDOGSBODY vcard England30 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 10:23 AM

Superbly timed and taken. Well done. Andy

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franken
franken e2 Member 112914 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 10:25 AM

Superb in-flight image Ron!

Ken

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philhomer
philhomer  329 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 10:41 AM

Whilst not in complete disagreement with the above, i would be interested to hear as to why the +2/3 was chosen ?

Also, my better-half, who has a better eye for these things, queries the apparent cloning to the left of the image.

Last Modified By philhomer at 19 Sep 2012 - 10:43 AM

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 11:08 AM

Superb action shot, Ron, flaps engaged and landing gear down........beautifully timed and captured in such exquisite detail.
Philhomer has better eyes than me and I did not notice what he was referring to until I read hid remarks.
Ronnie.

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madmatt
madmatt  3 Wales
19 Sep 2012 - 11:08 AM

a beautiful image. lovely work.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32328 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 11:17 AM


Quote: Superb action shot, Ron, flaps engaged and landing gear down........beautifully timed and captured in such exquisite detail.

Ronnie.

I could not have put it better myself, simply breathtaking, and an image which screams out quality.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 11:18 AM

Great capture.................. Love all the feathers all over the placeGrin
Diane

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
19 Sep 2012 - 11:50 AM

Excellent action capture Ron,
Fred.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 12:38 PM

It is certainly putting the brakes on there, well timed.
Carole

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 12:55 PM

yeh gods !!!!
what a capture

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 1:56 PM

Excellent shape and position in the frame, Ron. Very dynamic and I hadn't spotted the cloning either Smile

Dave

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UrbaneMagick
19 Sep 2012 - 2:08 PM

A perfect capture Ron, bet your dead proud of this one..stunner.

Gareth

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 5:01 PM

My god Ron, I know how difficult these are to get in flight/landing this is a bit of clever photography - well done

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 5:36 PM

Cracking timing Ron for that pose mate Wink

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 5:52 PM

Thanks everyone.
Ron

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 7:16 PM

Excellent shot Ron not easy these shots
mike

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 7:24 PM

I think he and the others there are all lovely and like 'trying' to photograph them
you have done splendidly Ron
Lillian

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 7:39 PM

So well timed Ron, lovely detail and a superb head/eye,
Geoff.

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Snapitt
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19 Sep 2012 - 7:45 PM

Great shot Ron. You've caught the action beautifully.

Jane

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bricurtis
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19 Sep 2012 - 8:42 PM

Wonderful capture Ron - great wing detail.
Brian.

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 8:42 PM

Fantastic capture, Ron.

Ray

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Karen_Summers
19 Sep 2012 - 8:43 PM

brilliant pose

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 10:09 PM

Excellent work Ron......Top capture.............

Tony.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  7 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 11:56 PM

'Superlative Capture,...Mate!!' ~ Peter Smile

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 8:41 AM

Grateful thanks all.
Ron

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johnjo58
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20 Sep 2012 - 9:21 AM

Wonderful bird beautifully photographed
David

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sparrowhawk
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20 Sep 2012 - 11:50 AM

stunning shot

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AnnJ
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20 Sep 2012 - 10:38 PM

Amazing capture. Ann.

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Brian65
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21 Sep 2012 - 10:02 AM

WOW! WOW! FANTASTIC SHOT RON.
Brian

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 10:20 AM

Terrific in flight action capture, Ron. Love the expression of concentration.
Sylvia

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 699 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 4:56 PM

Cracking shot you caught him just right

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1881
1881  2 India
22 Sep 2012 - 7:54 PM

CLASSIC flight shot.
==================== SANJEEV

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Glostopcat
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22 Sep 2012 - 8:36 PM

A fantastic shot of this ugly looking bird coming in to land, you've timed this one to perfection

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Oleg_Lobzin
22 Sep 2012 - 9:40 PM

Brilliant shot. Of braking and landing understand. Amazing.
Regards, Oleg

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goso
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23 Sep 2012 - 2:05 AM

A wonderful capture Ron ...Bill

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 2:02 PM

Thanks everyone.
Ron

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PaulB45
PaulB45  2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 - 3:37 PM

Perfectly timed action shot Ron.
Paul

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A Booth
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24 Sep 2012 - 4:09 PM

superbly timed capture with stunning feather detail and eye contact. excellent work.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
29 Sep 2012 - 1:24 PM

Brilliant the undertakers of Tibet "Sky Burials" fed to the Vultures, they perform a service in a harsh landscape, good photo well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 3NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 6:35 PM

One heck of a shot Ron,well captured.

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 3:51 PM

Superb timing Ron and you have it popping out with great plumage detail. Have to ask did you work on the bg at all
Richard

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