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Old Aug 8, 2008, 5:14 PM   #1
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K20D, DA* 300mm F4

Pretty to other Vultures

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Old Aug 8, 2008, 6:26 PM   #2
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If you want a quick divorce - replace the portrait of your wife (on your bedside table, office desk or wherever you keep it) with this one.

Dose the word Beauglyful exist? The shot is tremedous, anyway.

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Old Aug 8, 2008, 8:52 PM   #3
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Hi Ed,

Great shot!

I've never had the occasion to get that close to a vulture, and can pretty safely say that other than for a photo op, this will probably not change.

I have noticed them flying over me a lot lately. . . maybe they know something that I don't. . . :-)

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Old Aug 8, 2008, 9:43 PM   #4
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Another good one, Ed. Pretty to only other vultures indeed!...LOL
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Vultures and Condors are both odd-looking birds. You can't call them beautiful. That doesn't take away from your nice portrait, though.
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Great shot Ed! A face a mother could love..cheers...Don
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Old Aug 9, 2008, 5:31 PM   #7
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snostorm wrote:
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I have noticed them flying over me a lot lately. . . maybe they know something that I don't. . . :-)

Scott
Not to worry - you are safe. aranoid: If this were a Black Vulture (they don't reach Illinois), they are sight hunters and have been known to kill dying animals to hurry them along.:shock: Turkey vultures, OTOH, are scent hunters, and only feed on smelly decaying carcasses (this much is all true), :whack: so shower daily and you should have no more problems with them! :lol:

More daily trivia: :yawn: FWIW, vultures lack a nasal septum and this excellent portrait shows this characteristic quite well - you can see right through the nostrils from side to side. :crazy:
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, a very handsome shot.
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The new DA* 300 is certainly looking like a worthy successor to the other * 300mm lenses. Extremely sharp shot Ed.
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