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The King & The Judge

By SteveMoulding    
Another pair of Vultures, this time the colourful 'King Vulture' and the stately 'Hooded Vulture'. Again, not birds that most people will appreciate as being photogenic but to me are beautiful in their own right and play an important roll in the habitat in which they live. Again I hope I have done them justice.
Many thanks for all your C&C's and 'Get Well' wishes. Also a special thankyou to Christine (ChristineD) and Steve (sparrowhawk) for their recent UA's, they are very much appreciated.

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Tags: Birds of prey Vulture Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Hooded vulture Wildlife and nature King vulture

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Mad4WDW 11 England
11 Mar 2010 11:16AM
Wow, SHARP!! Love the colours also

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11 Mar 2010 11:18AM
great set
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 11:32AM
What amazing birds
Never seen anything like either of them
And 2 belting shots
Sampics 10 6 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 11:55AM
Wow, amazing birds indeed..
Both excellent captures steve,
danvan 14
11 Mar 2010 12:06PM
both beautiful and incredibly ugly at the same time Tongue great photo
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 12:08PM
WOW! superb images both deserving individual showings...
so colourful, detailed and perfect composition
a well deserved award for these
both are fav's!!
PhilT2 Plus
10 517 29 England
11 Mar 2010 12:18PM
Two superbly detailed shots of the highest quality. Excellent
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 12:31PM
two cracking detailed captures steve half a vote for them half a vote for the title a blinder Wink
colmar 12 42 35 Scotland
11 Mar 2010 1:13PM
Two superb images so well captured as I said yesterday I do like them and you have two stunners here Colin
Oliverpants 10 2 2 England
11 Mar 2010 1:26PM
Boy they are ugly, but what great subjects, lovely detail and colour. Ann
Jekaro 10 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 1:55PM
Two stunning images, Steve, fabulous colours and details, and both superbly captured.
Zoundz 11 25 1 Ireland
11 Mar 2010 2:01PM
Both divine, but the colours on number one are just fantastic!

Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
11 Mar 2010 2:13PM
Excellent captures. Awesome detail and colour. Very well taken.............Sandy
User_Removed 10 80 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 2:41PM
2 wonderful detailed captures!
11 Mar 2010 3:21PM
two more wonderful images well composed.
EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
11 Mar 2010 3:21PM
Certainly not beautiful lookers, but fantastic portraits of these guys, each so full of detail. Pin-sharp focus.

11 Mar 2010 4:06PM
Super series and most illuminating images - great to see new, to me, creatures so well presented.
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 5:38PM
Both are excellent!

11 Mar 2010 6:02PM
Two excellent shots Steve - great detail & colour captured !

11 Mar 2010 6:46PM
Quite amazing, Steve. I've never seen either of these, and the title is perfect. Fine colours and sharpness.
goso 13 2 1 Australia
11 Mar 2010 7:48PM
Two rippers Steve - lovely in their own right as you say - built for a specific purpose...Bill
Roly 12 Wales
11 Mar 2010 7:54PM
Two superb images with great colour and detail captured.Ugly looking bu**ers though aren't they....Smile.
bertty 10 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 8:13PM
great detail
Steve_S Plus
14 181 3 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 8:20PM
Great portrait Steve, nice detail and colours
wolf1 10 9 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 8:43PM
wow, 2 great shots, great colours and detail.
Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2010 9:47AM
2 Fantastic shots Steve.
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
12 Mar 2010 2:37PM
V1 is a particularly superb capture, Steve.

PeelNStick 15 4 United States
12 Mar 2010 5:00PM
Very sharp and colorful work.
12 Mar 2010 6:23PM
Two brilliant captures, v1 the colours are excellent, v2 the detail is amazing.
Ray42 11 3 England
12 Mar 2010 7:06PM
Two great shots - the eye makes v1 look surreal - nature sure is confusing - V1 for me
OAKEY 11 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2010 7:06PM
Great detailed images Steve, very nicely captured.
sparrowhawk Plus
11 277 2 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2010 11:57AM
Fantastic were were they taken please
Techno Plus
11 4.4k 8 England
13 Mar 2010 3:21PM
Superb twosome some wonderful detail.
13 Mar 2010 7:08PM
Excellent Duo, Steve. Congratulations on your award.
gerrymac 12 10 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2010 8:08PM
Beautiful detail and them both
Gezina 13 3 6 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2010 10:47PM
What an odd looking caracter the King Vulture - beautifully captured with super detail in both - well done Steve - Ina
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
22 Mar 2010 8:54PM
Two pin sharp and superbly detailed portraits of these colourful and ugly birds

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