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Good morning...
I would like to thank you all for the amazing response to my Cheetah image yesterday.Another thank you goes to Nathan (Ndods) Dave (Ugly) and Alan
(Alan_ Baseley) for their UA's....much appreciated.

Today's image was taken on a dark overcast day of a Vulture sitting in a tree waiting for his next meal. I have always found them fascinating birds.
Have a great Thursday

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Aug 2013 - 10:43 AM
Focal Length:250mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:140
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Undertaker
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:29 Aug 2013 - 6:21 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Comments

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 6:30 AM

Stunning wild life shot excellently presented.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
29 Aug 2013 - 6:34 AM

This is a great image Colleen !! Wet, cold and windy here - but not as bad as in Cape Town though !! I really like this image Smile

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 6:37 AM

They are an unusual looking bird but a very interesting one. This really captures the elemental nature of them, excellent.

Andy

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1831 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom91 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:01 AM

Excellent wildlife image.
Nigel

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:02 AM

A superb capture, Collen, the king of all he surveys Smile Carol

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:02 AM

Master of all he surveys!
A well captured image of the vulture, Colleen!

Richard

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:18 AM

Excellent image Colleen
Ali

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:23 AM

I saw these at The Hawk Conservancy and the way they walk always makes me chuckle.SmileSmile

User_Removed
29 Aug 2013 - 7:38 AM

Yes, excellent capture & title. Grin

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2209 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:44 AM

great title and a great image ColleenSmile
NettaSmile

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
29 Aug 2013 - 7:49 AM

Excellent capture Colleen,
Fred.

Caziwinkles
29 Aug 2013 - 8:26 AM

Fab image Colleen - they are very odd birds with tiny head and neck on a huge powerful body. Well captured. Smile

Carol

widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:35 AM

Nice shot Colleen Smile Wonderful birds Grin

Rod

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:37 AM

whoah!!!
awesome ......
beats my back yard sparrows without any doubt .. ..Wink

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
29 Aug 2013 - 8:39 AM

Excellent shot Colleen, and think the bland sky is a good bg for it, especially with it's choice of perch! Moira

PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 4104 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:40 AM

Superb...........great title complemented by the stark tree

JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
29 Aug 2013 - 8:43 AM

A sinister bird + a great photo.
JNC

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3254 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:45 AM

Great title................nature needs the undertakers and re-cycling experts...............keeps nature in balance...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:55 AM

Beautiful composition!
George

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 9:02 AM

This great image says "Africa" to me Colleen. They do their job in the natural world very well.
Joan.

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 436 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 9:27 AM

A wonderful sight to see in its natural habitat, I really envy you Colleen, and a super imageSmile

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 9:44 AM

Now that is a sight for 'sore eyes' Colleen
a brilliant capture..love it
Lillian

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 9:55 AM

Wow...... Great image ColleenGrin
Diane

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
29 Aug 2013 - 10:22 AM

The gloomy sky and barren tree fits with the vulture and perfect title.

John

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 10:31 AM

Excellent capture Colleen, great titleSmile


Cliff

digital_boi
29 Aug 2013 - 10:34 AM

fine work Colleen he is a big un for sure

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3370 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 10:54 AM

A beautiful image Colleen. They aren't the most beautiful of birds but they are very majestic Grin

Kathryn

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 11:26 AM

The title made me smile Colleen!! Very appropriate for this bird!! Nice image!! I like it a lot!!

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 11:29 AM

Quite scary looking bird especially on that winter tree!
KateGrinGrinGrin

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9197 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 12:18 PM

Well spotted and captured.
Ty

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 2:18 PM

Superb capture--- what a great bird!

brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 2:24 PM

Super capture of this Vulture "Natures dustbins"Grin

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
29 Aug 2013 - 3:56 PM

What a Bird ! Great capture ! Those branches like made for the image ! Very impressive. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 3:59 PM

Waiting on its next meal Colleen !!
Good shot.
Mick.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 4:05 PM

I do hope he wasn't eyeing you up as his next meal, Colleen! Wink He has posed very nicely for you, though...Smile
Trev Smile

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44080 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 4:07 PM

The empty, grey bg gives the impression of it emerging from a receding mist, suddenly there and menacing...

Malc

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom104 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 4:43 PM

Very aptly named and so very well captured. The lone lifeless tree adding to that feeling of entering a Charnel House.

Regards NathanGrin

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7132 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 5:03 PM

Yes i agree they are fascinating, beautiful capture here too Colleen, i was once told they have a long neck so they can get right inside carcasses of dead animals in the wild

anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
29 Aug 2013 - 5:11 PM

Superb capture, As long as he didn't have his eye on you ColleenGrinGrin

jackyp
jackyp e2 Member 3jackyp vcard United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 6:09 PM

What a stunning image Colleen, have never seen one in the wild, they are such fascinating creatures Smile

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 6:15 PM

Great title for the image Grin

P.

capto
capto e2 Member 21323 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:34 PM

That overcast sky has made this image, love it.Smile

ivor

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 9:38 PM

Great image.

Jenny Smile

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
30 Aug 2013 - 12:54 AM

Spectacular shot!
M

WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
30 Aug 2013 - 1:35 AM

"High and dry where I can Spy" Beautiful capture. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
30 Aug 2013 - 2:09 AM

What a beautifully stark image Colleen..perfect for the subject !! Fantastic image GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

CHRISB911
CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 2:59 PM

superb and positioning in the frame is spot on

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 10:22 PM

he looks as threatening as our douane bureaucrats... bet they work in the ZA administrations as well.

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