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Used as a verb...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Chris101, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    To vulch:

    To leer with one's head down and a quizzical look, such as to ask "Are you dead yet?"


    I shot him yesterday at the Salt River. I wasn't dead, but since I was holding so still he wanted to be sure.
  2. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    That's nice.....the head would make a good avatar too!
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Chris that is FUGLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Got a couple of shots of them myself yesterday. They lurk everywhere I go.

    Think I will delete them. lololol
  4. That sure is one ugly buzzard!! LOL
  5. Baywing


    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    So, Chris, are you saying you look like dead meat? Or did you have bait to get him over close?
    For those who say it is ugly, I'm sure he(or she) probably doesn't think you look so good, either. In fact, I'd bet the vulture thinks you'd look much better dead after lying in the desert sun marinating for a few days!!!
    :biggrin: :biggrin:
  6. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
  7. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl

    You are absolutely right :>)
  8. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Jeez Chris, exactly how close did that dude get to you?? I would have been getting seriously worried. :rolleyes: 

    Excellent capture. :smile:
  9. If I saw him this close I would definately figure I was a goner? What the heck were you doing anyways? Looks like he is on your belly and in fact has a thread from your t shirt on his mug. Great shot Chris.
  10. That's one close encounter of any kind.
    I don't see it as repulsive, but perhpas his breath was...
  11. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    yep can't get around the ugly but it's a darn good shot of one !!
  12. This brings a new meaning to the phrase "In your face!" :eek:  Great perspective and nice shot.
  13. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Wow! Thanks y'all. I've been wanting to shoot a this magnificent vulture at close range for some time now. And yeah I was very nervous, as I was less than a meter away!

    UGLY!!!!???!!!! Have you ever seen these guys fly? They detect carrion from 25 meters up, and look at those eyes! Their circular iris and large aperture eyes mean they are doing a lot of image processing. All that sensory input and incredible motor control point to an advanced brain. And a good thing too, considering the huge responsibility our modern ecology puts on them.

    I mean, tell me this "buzzard" isn't thinking about me:
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