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Our Griffon Vultures

By PatriciaWilson      
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.

Tags: Wildlife Nature Bird Local Raptor Griffon vulture Wildlife and nature Gyps fulvus

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4 Feb 2012 1:38PM
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 10 31 England
4 Feb 2012 1:40PM
Two great captures with good detail Pat.

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
4 Feb 2012 1:45PM
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
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
4 Feb 2012 3:02PM
A great pose in V1

4 Feb 2012 3:25PM
V1 a striking image Patricia
Wonderful processing giving an almost 3D look.
V2 , V3 delightful.

bagman 5 65 United States
4 Feb 2012 4:07PM
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.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
4 Feb 2012 4:12PM
Oh I bet you were, just wish I was there at the time to capture it too.....

4 Feb 2012 4:18PM

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


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?
4 Feb 2012 5:02PM
WOW!! WOW!! & WOW!!!
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3526 Canada
4 Feb 2012 7:17PM
V1 is terrific, - not that the others are bad, - you know what I mean!

posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 3:26AM
Superb detail, and you've captured the attitude of this family of birds to a T Smile Love it, and the other two Smile

Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 10:39AM
V1 is tremendous, How wonderful is that birdGrinGrin Love itGrin
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
5 Feb 2012 10:41AM
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).

evelen 11 5 England
7 Feb 2012 6:44PM
wonderful captures of the vultures pat a great set of shots .i can imagen them from the views you have there .
1881 4 India
14 Apr 2012 5:48PM
Great capture.

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