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Crete Grifs 4

By Patricia Fenn    
By the 10th July the chick had increaced in size and had various coloured feathers. The Hens remained at the nests, they will not leave until the chick fledges, depending on the male to feed her and their chick. A time of great activity as groups of males flew down the gorge and hens stretched their long necks looking for their partner.

V1. the male has regurgitated food and the female picks through it (yummy!), eats the larger pieces and feeds the small bits to her chick.

V2. Shooting from a responcible distance. The male has a good scratch while mum feeds the nipper... almost human behaviour, LOL!

V3. The chick gets a lesson in Grooming.

The green plant with pretty pink flowers in this series is wild capers (vicious thorns!)

I'll add some more this evening. Off to set hide up at dam before the sun rises (Cormorants, Teal, and Bonelli's Eagle).

Tags: Wildlife Photo journalism Wild Bird Vulture Documentary Chick Landscape and travel Griffon Wildlife and nature

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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
27 Feb 2009 5:29AM
Superb wildlife captures, Patricia. Carol

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hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
27 Feb 2009 5:57AM
Wonderful, the chick is so cute....this is a fabulou series.
JudeC 9 6 3 England
27 Feb 2009 7:08AM
Awesome shots Patricia - Jude.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
27 Feb 2009 8:03AM
Superb captures

Peter
Wilmot 8 338 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2009 8:06AM
Cracking natural image
Steve
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
27 Feb 2009 8:11AM
Excellent set of images, vultures are endangered Patricia. This set of work is very good p/r for them. Ron.
arhb Plus
9 3.0k 68 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2009 8:21AM
Great work Patricia, a superb series.
Patricia Fenn 12 614 56 Greece
27 Feb 2009 8:25AM
Thanks everyone. Well it's stopped snowing!
Packed my new chair hide (from TheWildlifeStudio) and all my kit in the car last night ready for a cormorant shoot at the dam...woke up to snow this morning!
Tomorrow!
gwood 8 England
27 Feb 2009 8:28AM
Great set of images.
Geoff
27 Feb 2009 8:49AM
3 Cracking images.
Dave
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
27 Feb 2009 9:37AM
Brings back a lot of memories Smile

Ade x
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
27 Feb 2009 12:42PM
Excellent set
sneal 9 5 7 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2009 2:49PM
Three great images, and a very informative write-up!
Steve
Newtman 10 2 5
27 Feb 2009 3:04PM
Great set of images, well done.

David
Stevekriti 8 18 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2009 9:03PM
Patricia,Im so jealous!
I know from experience how hard it can be to get decent shots of Griffons!Thanks again for a wonderful series of superb shots.Stevekriti
IanA 12 3.0k 12 England
28 Feb 2009 10:40AM
Nice set! Smile
Their heads, with all that fluff, even on the adults, never looks sharp but you've done a great job. Smile

Ian x x
IMAGESTAR 10 7 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2009 2:27PM
Superb detail.
Brian
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
28 Feb 2009 7:46PM
3 superb captures Patricia and shows how good the 1D is on that crop. Brilliant timing on this capture and a very knowledgeable narrative
Richard
Patricia Fenn 12 614 56 Greece
1 Mar 2009 8:44AM
Thanks Richard, I've always wondered is it's worth buying genuine fractals to interpolate? You've made me think about checking it out, thanks.
Off to shoot the carnival in Rethymnon now, catch you later.

Thanks very much everyoneSmile
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2009 8:48AM
superb detail and reportage of this special event, great work
Linda
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2009 5:26PM
Three superb captures,great reportage too...................

Tony.
Stevekriti 8 18 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2009 7:02PM
Patricia,your mobile hide sounds wonderful,-just hope it s not so good other people dont see your car and ram you!Steve
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 11:46AM
Amazing captures, Patricia.
Sandra
ginz04 12 281 20 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 5:43PM
hi
ive not been around for awhile with starting a new job been doing 50 hrs a week - need a week off now.

great pic.

ian
iancam 7 23 England
10 Mar 2009 5:08AM
Excellent set of images
Ian
A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2009 4:21PM
colourful well captured birds and well presented. v3 has special appeal.
31 Mar 2009 1:46PM
Great natural wildlife shot and crop Pat, first class.
Ricardo xxx

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