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Anyone who has stayed in my guest house will know the Griffon vultures rise from the gorge below to the plateau above, every day. A couple of weeks ago a dead sheep just below our village church brought the local colony, some with 2.5 mtr wingspan. Berty and I counted a total of sixty two vultures. Amiras, Viannos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
I was well excited!

V1 2 images put together.
V2 our village church, taken from our house showing the land below where the birds were feeding on the dead sheep.
V3 the Arvi gorge, from my garden, where one of the local colonies resides.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Dec 2011 - 1:51 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Our Griffon Vultures
Username:Patricia Fenn Patricia Fenn
Uploaded:4 Feb 2012 - 1:23 PM
Tags:Bird, Griffon vulture, Gyps fulvus, Local, Nature, Raptor, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 1:38 PM

Wow! A fabulous image, and so well put together. I just bet you were excited! I would have been. V2, nice to see the church too.........Sandy

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
4 Feb 2012 - 1:40 PM

Two great captures with good detail Pat.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 1:45 PM

A cracking set, Patricia, but V.1 is amazing, such wonderful detail. You are so lucky to see these beautiful birds in such cloe proximity. Carol

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
4 Feb 2012 - 3:02 PM

A great pose in V1

Peter

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twelvemegs
4 Feb 2012 - 3:25 PM

V1 a striking image Patricia
Wonderful processing giving an almost 3D look.
V2 , V3 delightful.


David

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bagman
bagman  365 forum posts United States
4 Feb 2012 - 4:07 PM

an clean sharp colored striking vulture posed in this incredible capture.
wonderful detail in this work and it helps when in the right place right time and to have the needed skill to produce the great captures.
frank.

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 4:12 PM

Oh I bet you were, just wish I was there at the time to capture it too.....

Ade

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Patricia Fenn
4 Feb 2012 - 4:18 PM


Quote: Oh I bet you were, just wish I was there at the time to capture it too.....

Ade

I was thinking, Ade, next time you come over I'll ask the shepherd if he has any sheep on their last legs. I've some shots of his (the shepherd's) grandchildren... seems like a deal, nippers for old ewes... what do you think?

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 5:02 PM

WOW!! WOW!! & WOW!!!

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banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2795 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 7:17 PM

V1 is terrific, - not that the others are bad, - you know what I mean!


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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 3:26 AM

Superb detail, and you've captured the attitude of this family of birds to a T Smile Love it, and the other two Smile

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Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 10:39 AM

V1 is tremendous, How wonderful is that birdGrinGrin Love itGrin
Diane

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saltireblue Site Moderator 43607 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 10:41 AM

V1 is a real belter, Patricia...well combined. Even though we see that superb face well, what a shame about the branches (not that you could do anything about them, of course).

Malc

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evelen
evelen  9 England
7 Feb 2012 - 6:44 PM

wonderful captures of the vultures pat a great set of shots .i can imagen them from the views you have there .
eve.Grin

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1881
1881  2 India
14 Apr 2012 - 5:48 PM

Great capture.
Regards -SANJEEV KUMAR BHUYAN

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