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Old May 26, 2011, 4:01 PM   #1
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I caught this turkey vulture about 25-28 feet from my back door with the 50-200mm + EC-20. They are cropped VERY little. Not too pretty but VERY efficient!















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Old May 26, 2011, 7:46 PM   #2
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Best vulture portrait I've ever seen. I wouldn't waste my money taking the vulture kiddies to Sears for a family shot but these are very good.
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The local trash man. Someone has to look after the garbage.

Cool shots. Although he/it didn't look pleased with you hanging around his lunch.
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Best vulture portrait I've ever seen. I wouldn't waste my money taking the vulture kiddies to Sears for a family shot but these are very good.
Thanks very much, Eric. I thought they came out rather well and, although some folks look at vultures with disdain, they do perform a vital function. And, in flight, they're really something to watch.

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The local trash man. Someone has to look after the garbage.

Cool shots. Although he/it didn't look pleased with you hanging around his lunch.
Thanks, Ken. I don't think he minded in the least. I was moving all over the place and he just continued his meal as if I didn't exist.
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... in flight, they're really something to watch.


Agree completely. Their mastery of soaring is absolutely amazing.

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Excellent series. You need an EC20 to get shots like that and stay a safe distance away!
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Agree completely. Their mastery of soaring is absolutely amazing.

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Excellent series. You need an EC20 to get shots like that and stay a safe distance away!
Thanks, guys. The 50-200mm + EC20 are performing FAR beyond my expectations. BTW, these were shot from behind a closed door through double-pane glass. I love this combination!
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Thats one ugly mug if you ask me .... and if I had a face like that I'd be pissed as well !

A nice series of pics as always and more so for seeing an impressive beastie like this one.
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....aw, the eagle of the Texas nation, how'd he get back there! My only BIF photo is of a soaring buzzard.

We had one down the street a day or so ago cleaning up a squirrel from the street, just did its thing while cars drove around it.

Great series of photos here Gary, that combo is working well for you, especially the 'kitchen door'.
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Thats one ugly mug if you ask me .... and if I had a face like that I'd be pissed as well!
The lack of feathers on its head is the product of evolution - feathers would get contaminated with rotting meat.

(Just my attempt to indicate that from a technical viewpoint you're seeing a good thing. )

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