The Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), also known in some North American regions as the turkey buzzard (or just buzzard), and in some areas of the Caribbean as the John crow or carrion crow, is the most widespread of the New World vultures. One of three species in the genus Cathartes, in the family Cathartidae, the Turkey Vulture ranges from southern Canada to the southernmost tip of South America. It inhabits a variety of open and semi-open areas, including subtropical forests, shrublands, pastures, and deserts. (From Wikipedia)
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cornejo (43891) 2014-05-06 9:49
Hello Eleu, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting birds, with beautiful blue sky background, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
lousat (93756) 2014-05-06 12:32
Waaw Eleu,you're a great expert of airplanes and i can see all your experience in this pic....ehehe....this capture is fantastic,what a magnificent vulture with the open wings,you were lucky with the light and the result is fantastic,the detail and the sharpness are over the top! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Sonata11 (33969) 2014-05-06 19:58
beautiful snapshot. Wonderfully executed. Lovely colors, perfect sharpness, clarity. Best regards, Barbara
saxo042 (37902) 2014-05-07 1:25
A well taken picture of this impressive bird. A very fine silhouette against the clear blue sky.
Silvio1953 (146807) 2014-05-07 6:11
Ciao Eleu, great capture of beautiful in-flight vulture,, perfect focus, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (55706) 2014-05-07 6:37
Superb in-flight image of an unusual huge bird that has a lot of appeal with those massive spanning wings and great plumage details. The vulture has excellent clarity and is nicely offset in the frame so that it has room to fly into and incredible against the sky. You are quite accomplished with 200mm lens work & fast shutter for much quality and I'd say your shot has the edge, but looking at this I'm sometimes saddened by the cartoon -evil guy- perception by the general public. This creature is actually a partner for life, perhaps the human race could learn a thing or two from this much maligned birds! Suffice to say it's a cracking image, Congrats.
Cricri (121333) 2014-05-07 9:58
Une très jolie prise du vautour sur le fond bleu , netteté et couleurs formidables