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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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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 Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 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 Plus Member 21049 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:01 AM

Excellent wildlife image.
Nigel

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8183 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 Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 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 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:18 AM

Excellent image Colleen
Ali

SUE118
SUE118 Plus 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 Plus Member 3232 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:44 AM

great title and a great image ColleenSmile
NettaSmile

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus 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 Plus 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 5118 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:40 AM

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

JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY

A sinister bird + a great photo.
JNC

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3276 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 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 Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:55 AM

Beautiful composition!
George

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus 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 Plus Member 462 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 3421 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 Plus Member 6305 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 Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 11:29 AM

Quite scary looking bird especially on that winter tree!
KateGrinGrinGrin

TyChee
TyChee Plus Member 10252 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 12:18 PM

Well spotted and captured.
Ty

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 2:18 PM

Superb capture--- what a great bird!

brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 2:24 PM

Super capture of this Vulture "Natures dustbins"Grin

kuvailija
kuvailija Plus 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 Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 3:59 PM

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

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus 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 44639 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 Plus Member 43894 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 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 Plus Member 7219 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 Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
29 Aug 2013 - 5:11 PM

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

jackyp
jackyp Plus 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  3 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 6:15 PM

Great title for the image Grin

P.

capto
capto Plus Member 32132 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 Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 9:38 PM

Great image.

Jenny Smile

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

Spectacular shot!
M

WesternRed
WesternRed Plus 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 Plus 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  954 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 2:59 PM

superb and positioning in the frame is spot on

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 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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