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By Maiwand
White Headed Vulture.

This magnificent bird was captured during a flying demonstration at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, Weyhill nr Andover. Not everyones favourite birds but they do perform a very valuable service in the wild by eating the corpse of dead animals.This bird, of course, is a captive resident of the Trust and here he was just coming in to the handler.
Hope you will like him.

Much appreciate all the generous c/c's for the Junior Robin and particular thanks to Peter (Lex Equine) for the UA.
Apologise for just votes at present (few comments) but rather pushed for time.

Tags: Captive Vultures Flying display Hawk conservancy and captive animals

Voters: PhillipMinnis, annettep38, DOGSBODY and 66 more

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annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
19 Sep 2012 10:18AM
amzing action shot! Perfect timing.

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DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
19 Sep 2012 10:23AM
Superbly timed and taken. Well done. Andy
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 10:25AM
Superb in-flight image Ron!

philhomer 7 77 32 England
19 Sep 2012 10:41AM
Whilst not in complete disagreement with the above, i would be interested to hear as to why the +2/3 was chosen ?

Also, my better-half, who has a better eye for these things, queries the apparent cloning to the left of the image.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
19 Sep 2012 11:08AM
Superb action shot, Ron, flaps engaged and landing gear down........beautifully timed and captured in such exquisite detail.
Philhomer has better eyes than me and I did not notice what he was referring to until I read hid remarks.
19 Sep 2012 11:08AM
a beautiful image. lovely work.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 11:17AM

Quote:Superb action shot, Ron, flaps engaged and landing gear down........beautifully timed and captured in such exquisite detail.


I could not have put it better myself, simply breathtaking, and an image which screams out quality.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 11:18AM
Great capture.................. Love all the feathers all over the placeGrin
19 Sep 2012 11:50AM
Excellent action capture Ron,
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 12:38PM
It is certainly putting the brakes on there, well timed.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 12:55PM
yeh gods !!!!
what a capture
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
19 Sep 2012 1:56PM
Excellent shape and position in the frame, Ron. Very dynamic and I hadn't spotted the cloning either Smile

UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 2:08PM
A perfect capture Ron, bet your dead proud of this one..stunner.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 5:01PM
My god Ron, I know how difficult these are to get in flight/landing this is a bit of clever photography - well done
19 Sep 2012 5:36PM
Cracking timing Ron for that pose mate Wink
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
19 Sep 2012 5:52PM
Thanks everyone.
19 Sep 2012 7:16PM
Excellent shot Ron not easy these shots
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 7:24PM
I think he and the others there are all lovely and like 'trying' to photograph them
you have done splendidly Ron
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
19 Sep 2012 7:39PM
So well timed Ron, lovely detail and a superb head/eye,
19 Sep 2012 7:45PM
Great shot Ron. You've caught the action beautifully.

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
19 Sep 2012 8:42PM
Wonderful capture Ron - great wing detail.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 8:42PM
Fantastic capture, Ron.

19 Sep 2012 8:43PM
brilliant pose
norton 14 6 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 10:09PM
Excellent work Ron......Top capture.............

LexEquine 11 19 United States
19 Sep 2012 11:56PM
'Superlative Capture,...Mate!!' ~ Peter Smile
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
20 Sep 2012 8:41AM
Grateful thanks all.
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 9:21AM
Wonderful bird beautifully photographed
20 Sep 2012 11:50AM
stunning shot
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
20 Sep 2012 10:38PM
Amazing capture. Ann.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 10:02AM
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
21 Sep 2012 10:20AM
Terrific in flight action capture, Ron. Love the expression of concentration.
Mike_Smith Plus
10 472 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 4:56PM
Cracking shot you caught him just right
1881 6 India
22 Sep 2012 7:54PM
CLASSIC flight shot.
==================== SANJEEV
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
22 Sep 2012 8:36PM
A fantastic shot of this ugly looking bird coming in to land, you've timed this one to perfection
22 Sep 2012 9:40PM
Brilliant shot. Of braking and landing understand. Amazing.
Regards, Oleg
goso 11 2 1 Australia
23 Sep 2012 2:05AM
A wonderful capture Ron ...Bill
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
23 Sep 2012 2:02PM
Thanks everyone.
23 Sep 2012 3:37PM
Perfectly timed action shot Ron.
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 4:09PM
superbly timed capture with stunning feather detail and eye contact. excellent work.
Tibetan 5 3 England
29 Sep 2012 1:24PM
Brilliant the undertakers of Tibet "Sky Burials" fed to the Vultures, they perform a service in a harsh landscape, good photo well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
2 Oct 2012 6:35PM
One heck of a shot Ron,well captured.
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
28 Oct 2012 3:51PM
Superb timing Ron and you have it popping out with great plumage detail. Have to ask did you work on the bg at all

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