Turkey Vultures

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Johntu, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. Johntu

    Johntu

    539
    Jul 4, 2005
    Fremont, CA
    Could not find any eagle here in Fremont so I shot Turkey Vultures instead :smile:


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    D70, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR with Kenko 300 pro 1.4x - 1/400s f/8.0 at 280.0mm

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    D70, Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED-IF AF with Kenko 300 pro 1.4x TC, focal length 420mm - 1/1250s f/8.0 at 300.0mm

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    D70, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR with Kenko 300 pro 1.4x - 1/640s f/8.0 at 280.0mm
     
  2. Nice detail in #3, looks like he was modelling for you!!
     
  3. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    John, I agree with Keith. I also see something funny. The sky has this weird color -- what is that? :biggrin:
     
  4. Johntu

    Johntu

    539
    Jul 4, 2005
    Fremont, CA
    Hi Frank,

    Could be over saturated in PS? :smile:

     
  5. John, that is what happens to me around here in my part of NJ -- lots of vultures; lacking eagles. It is sort of funny, isn't it, that these vultures would be absolutely magnificent birds if it weren't for their featherless heads !! The wingspread and feather detail in that 3rd shot are super. (I might apply a touch of dodging or luminance brush to the head?) BTW, I always enjoy bird shots that show conjunction of bird with man-made object as in your 3rd photo.
     
  6. I found some feeding on a dead deer on the side of the road.

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