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S_Psharma 5 1 India
19 Jul 2013 5:26AM
Outstanding images v1 is best.

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Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
19 Jul 2013 5:39AM
The sooner we educate these people the better Herman, but I doubt that will change matters, take the chinese and tigers for example or the japanese and sharks or whales! ......Not wishing to sound racist BTW. All we can do as wildlife photographers is try and highlight the plight of all these creatures that are taken from the wild to supply such nonsensical beliefs! Love the way this superb bird is displaying it's feathers in V2.....Gets my UA, not so much for the photography, but more because you've highlighted another wildlife problem which I was unaware of, well done!

Hey watch out your get yourself a name birdman Grin. Absolutely brilliant. Well done Herman.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Jul 2013 5:50AM
Three superb captures, Herman, particularly V.2, showing that amazing wingspan. Carol
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 5:52AM
Three superb images of this stunning bird Herman - love his collar in v1 he really does look like he has a coat with a huge fur collar wrapped around him, I am so pleased he was rescued from his fate and now looks the picture of health, Ade sums it up for all of us I think. Great set.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 6:23AM
stunning set herman fantastic detail wonderful tones and textures top top shot Wink
19 Jul 2013 6:24AM
A beautiful bird Herman. He looks a bit grumpy, did you wake him up? I think I have said before, I am very fond of vultures, they were my back fence neighbours in Guine-Bissau, in fact I think they were stalkers. There they are perfectly safe as they are believed to be the souls of ancestors.
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 6:28AM
I do like the body shape in V2.
A great set of images..

Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 6:57AM
Looks like a Marilyn Monroe wanna be with that plumage, shame the features don't match, but hey you can't have everything. Great images Herman.

Didn't realise vulture numbers were declining, always thought they were one of natures great survivors.

19 Jul 2013 6:59AM
Excellent set i love v2 Herman
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 7:02AM
A great image of a grumpy looking old bird Herman. Smile

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 7:05AM
A great image of this impressive bird,

Ali SmileSmile
19 Jul 2013 7:13AM
Another fine set Herman, all show nice detail,
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
19 Jul 2013 7:22AM
A Brilliant set,love the detail in v3Smile
19 Jul 2013 7:24AM
Wowsers! What a gorgeous bird and what a grand set of images you have Herman. Blinking fabulous. Love all 3 but if had to pick a favorite then v1.

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 7:34AM
Splendid set featuring this handsome bird, a vital part of nature's clean up brigade.
19 Jul 2013 7:36AM
Superb set of images. Excellent narrative.
Well captured.
19 Jul 2013 7:36AM
Three stunning images of this amazing bird, Herman!
Master of all it can eat(sorry!), see!!WinkWinkSmileSmile

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 7:38AM
Lovely images Herman and to me it looks like he's wearing a graduation gown.
19 Jul 2013 7:43AM
A superb set of images Herman. I like V1 the best Smile Smile Smile
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 7:45AM
These are all beautifully captured Herman, and fully agree they are persecuted birds
and the Emperor King Vulture is the most handsome of the species in my eyes anyway!!
love all of these
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 7:46AM
Only too happy to take this handsome bird to RC..
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
19 Jul 2013 7:48AM
He puts quite a display on and you captured it so well, Herman. The portrait is super.
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
19 Jul 2013 8:01AM
Morning Herman...I could do with a spot of winter now, the heatwave continues in the UK.....
Great set of images Herman and a very sad story...don't get me on the subject of senseless killing of animals for traditional purposes, makes me mad.
No cricket for me today, being spoilt with a stunning lunch at The Dorchester hotel
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 8:14AM
Another super series of this stunning bird Herman, I really like all three so today I am undecidedSmile Its a sad story, that is so common in the world today and should be stamped out by any means necessary!!!!!!!!!!

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
19 Jul 2013 8:22AM
Cracking big bird image Herman GrinGrin

paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 8:22AM
Great poses captured.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 8:31AM
A beautiful and at the same time fascinating set of images of the magnificent Bird, which one would have probably never come across.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
19 Jul 2013 8:45AM
Great images! Looks like he is trying to keep cool. I remember in SL one knew when the local butcher had killed as the vultures sat on his roof!!!
9 10 10 England
19 Jul 2013 8:48AM
What beautiful plumage in this set Herman.
19 Jul 2013 8:56AM
Vulture sits on a pile of the rot (horse probably decaying), and he slowly eats it. Near jumps a little lamb.
- Sir, why are you eating this mess? 
Vulture looked up from his meal and looked at the lamb, cleared his throat and continued eating.
Petty continues: - Excuse me, Mr Vulture, but you are eating feces! Just look at me, I'm fresh and delicious! You would have killed me, and you could have got quite good meal. 
Vulture:  - My dear young man, I understand you perfectly, you have a lot of the zeal and ambition... but this is the classic!!!!Grin
Good set, HermanSmile
Regards Valery
19 Jul 2013 9:18AM

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
19 Jul 2013 9:25AM
perfect pose GrinGrin
19 Jul 2013 9:43AM
Three brilliant images Herman, great detail and awsome poseSmileSmileSmile
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
19 Jul 2013 10:08AM
What myths people still believe...........well done to the rescuer..........GrinGrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
19 Jul 2013 10:09AM
I have to agree with comments already posted about how we view animals and birds and try to put an end to the practice of killing them for medicinal and other purposes.
Three fine shots of this vulture and as vultures go this one is not unattractive visually, and you have captured him in an interesting pose with wings spread: and I do like your close-up inspection portrait shot at V 3.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 Jul 2013 10:21AM
Fine images and excellent reportage, Herman.

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
19 Jul 2013 11:13AM
Its all been said above Herman!! Great set of images and needed publicity!!
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
19 Jul 2013 11:17AM
A real poser
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 12:07PM
Another super set of images Herman.
Regards, Alf.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
19 Jul 2013 12:19PM
Beautiful pose and composition Herman.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
19 Jul 2013 12:46PM
A great set Herman. He looks like he has a big fur cloak on. What an amazing bird. .......Sandy
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 1:25PM
V2 is a great shot Herman......Grin
How sad thoughSad
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
19 Jul 2013 2:53PM
Amazing set of images!!! He looks like he is wearing a long feathered cape with a fur collar that could just be unzipped and stepped out of! Awesome capture! PattiSmileSmileSmile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
19 Jul 2013 2:55PM
A great wingspan it has

19 Jul 2013 3:26PM
Another sad, and then a happy story. Great images, Herman ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin A happy weekend to you!SmileSmileSmile ---- Jukka.
19 Jul 2013 3:51PM
Great captures Herman and sad story about the plight of these wonderful birds
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 5:23PM
More crackings shots Herman, i have just been catching up on the previous ones i had missed. What a sad story behind these
xwang 9 56 8
19 Jul 2013 5:39PM
Excellently taken. What a stupid idea these people have...
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Jul 2013 5:40PM
A most amazing and beautiful bird--- could be mistaken for an angel-- love the photos!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 8:25PM
These are excellent images, Herman, and the vulture posed beautifully for you. Such a sad tale, but at least this one was saved.
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 10:52PM
Great set and info.Smile

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 11:08PM
Seems to be one of the more beautiful vulture species. Beautiful plumage, and well done with those white feathers. Nice detail,
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 11:10PM
Brilliand set of images Herman,lots of detail in the white feathers. HE-She is posing just for you.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
19 Jul 2013 11:31PM
This is an exceptional set of images of this beleaguered bird.
20 Jul 2013 12:23AM
Superb set Herman. There are some very cruel people. Cathy
ukgubbi 6 5 India
20 Jul 2013 2:17AM
nice set of images. v2 with side pose is absolutely brilliant
20 Jul 2013 3:02PM
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Jul 2013 9:01PM
no 2 for me, a grand pose worth all the awards!
it is terrible what people do, rhino horn comes to mind!
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2013 12:33PM
Amazing details! Love the close up in V3... Impressive bird, never seen a white one... Grin

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