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A Turkey Vulture seen at the Highland Cattle Show in Pollok Country Park.


My thanks to all who commented on Ron.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:200mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:+0.33
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:No
White Balance:Auto
Title:"Pretty Boy"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:5 Dec 2012 - 11:00 AM
Tags:Bird, Captive., Pets / captive animals, Turkey vulture
Votes:62

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32366 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 11:06 AM

An image which only his mum would love....

A cracking photograph Ronnie, the detail in the feathers and facial area is simply stunning.

Regards Nathan

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 11:11 AM

Poor fella, he can't help his looks, Ronnie, he has his mum and dad to thank for them Smile. He does have wonderful plumage, though, very well captured and presented.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 11:31 AM

Great detail in in the plumage and catchlight in the eye too. Beautiful colours too which accentuate how ugly the poor chap looks.
Very well captured and presented RonnieGrin
Carole

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
5 Dec 2012 - 11:51 AM

What an amazing bird !! Great detail on the feathers ! An excellent photo Ronnie SmileGrin

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 11:59 AM

Perfect DOF with all the feathers sharp

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 12:07 PM

Awwww what a pityTongueTongue
No really I find him pretty............. or maybe the photo is just so stunningWink The colours in his feathers are beautiful!
Diane

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achieverswales
5 Dec 2012 - 12:14 PM

Bet he gets nervous at Christmas when short sighted people are around with Turkey in his name, excellent capture Ronnie, great detail in the feathers and very sharp eye.

Regards

Trev.

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 12:53 PM

Superb shot Ronnie, fantastic detail.

Hugh

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digital_boi
5 Dec 2012 - 1:33 PM

ah now i know what to get you for your Christmas a Dictionary

joking aside Pod cracking good detail

Graham

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Badgerfred
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5 Dec 2012 - 1:40 PM

Excellent detail in this super close up Ronnie,
Fred.

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debu
debu  4 India
5 Dec 2012 - 2:03 PM

Very nice detailed image.
debu

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 2:04 PM

Excellent detailed capture Ronnie. Looks funny to see right through his nose/beak.........Sandy

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 2:18 PM

Not like you to be sarcastic, Ronnie. Grin
But a wonderful capture of this handsome creature nonetheless. Grin

Ray

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 2:25 PM

Outstanding details dispayed on Pretty Boy--

Well, not so pretty but very useful facial features!

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 2:47 PM

A good tight close up Ronnie.
Super shot.
Mick.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Amazing detail Ronnie, good close up well presented.

John

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
5 Dec 2012 - 3:10 PM

Excellent shot.
jj

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 3:31 PM

Superb detail Ronnie and a fine portrait of this ugly brute! Smile
Ann

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luckybry
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5 Dec 2012 - 4:17 PM

excellent close up image

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 4:23 PM

He looks scared stiff hope you didn't invite him to be dinner for you.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 4:25 PM

Terrific plumage detail.
Joan.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 4:34 PM

Wow Ronnie, love this chappie
what detail you have captured and his eye..perfect!
a sad look for you..great background too
Lillian

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom72 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 4:45 PM

Great capture Ronnie.
Guess who''ll be the vultures come Christmas Day?
Lovely detail in beak and good light in eye.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 4:56 PM

Looks like a Grumpy Old Bird. Impressive detail in this fine capture.

Albert

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 277 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 5:19 PM

Hi, Ronnie, glad to see you have kept up your high standard since i have been awayWink, super image, fantastic detail, colours and sharp as a knife.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 5:24 PM

Maybe not that pretty, but what a super detailed close-up, Ronnie! Wink
Trev Smile

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tomcat
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5 Dec 2012 - 6:16 PM

Love that expression Ronnie

Adrian

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lifesnapper
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5 Dec 2012 - 6:18 PM

Super shot Ronnie, great detail and colour, smashing!

John Smile

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 6:20 PM

Very detailed Vulture Ronnie, see them flying over Rannoch Moor looking for those carcassesWink
Ron.

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
5 Dec 2012 - 7:35 PM

Beautiful colour and detail, but face - I think not Wink. Excellent capture, and like that you can see right through his nostrils! Moira

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NaturesHaven
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5 Dec 2012 - 7:35 PM

Great detail in the feathers and face.............and what a lovely face it is..............I mean that.........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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ValSaxby
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5 Dec 2012 - 7:48 PM

Excellent image with bags of detail

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8691 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1533 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 7:49 PM

This is a wonderful portrait of an unusual bird, Ronnie. The hole above the beak is so unusual. Everything nice and sharp, including the plumage.

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 9:09 PM

Amazing bird portrait Ronnie
David

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maggietear
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5 Dec 2012 - 11:12 PM

Tremendous detail on his feathers and beak Ronnie. Somebody must love him!
Maggie

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2110 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 6:38 PM

Brilliant portrait with lovely feather detailSmile
NettaSmile

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Louise_Morris
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6 Dec 2012 - 7:51 PM

Superb image Ronnie - I personally find thee birds quite beautiful - in their own way! The colours that shine through when the sun is on their feathers can be quite amazing. The detail on this image is outstanding. Lou

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6 Dec 2012 - 8:30 PM

Fantastic feather detail and clarity in this portrait Ronnie. As for your title, I guess the old saying "Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder" rings true here!Grin

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
6 Dec 2012 - 8:43 PM

What a beauty

Peter

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 9:38 PM

That's Abigail budgie Ronnie, nice portrait of a mildly ugly bird.

Dougie

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prabhusinha
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8 Dec 2012 - 1:06 PM

Excillent details & the colour too.

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Scottishlandscapes
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8 Dec 2012 - 1:17 PM

My comment should have read. "that's a big budgie". I think spell check got hold of it Ronnie.
GrinGrinGrin

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8 Dec 2012 - 6:08 PM

Fabulous detail Ronnie Smile

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 6:18 PM

Super detail to the capture.
Wonderful plumage, unattractive face !
I think they are bald faced to keep clean ?
Well done Ronnie.

B.

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 6:25 PM

Beautiful plumage, nice detail and great colours. But do these alone make a pretty boy? Uh, I don't know. Smile
The image is stunning.
Johanna

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 7:47 PM

fantastic detail in this very alien bird! Bet he could be the star of any horror film Smile

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Tibetan  1 England
10 Dec 2012 - 4:25 PM

Natures undertakers, quite like him in a funny sort of way, great detail Ronnie, not easy on such a dark customer well done, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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