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Old Apr 23, 2007, 6:32 PM   #1
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Turkey/Vulture/Buzzard needs a Bath

Around here we all call them Turkey Buzzards but I have been told that is not correct they are Turkey Vultures. So to be safe I use both Buzzard & Vulture.

I have no idea how they can get so dirty but I often see them in need of some sort of wash job. Like me I think this character is having a hard time getting his act together on this morning.

I think I better stretch before I go Hunting



Some mornings its just hard to get started



One more little push and then I enjoy the sun for a while



Now that is better, well worth the effort




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Old Apr 23, 2007, 6:41 PM   #2
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I sure love your stories that always come with your photos......these pics are great.

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Old Apr 23, 2007, 8:11 PM   #3
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I sure love your stories that always come with your photos......these pics are great.

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Mandy, thanks for the nice comment and for looking. When I found him I had a hard time not laughing.

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Old Apr 23, 2007, 10:33 PM   #4
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Roger.

Your pictures are consistently sharp, very detailed and well lit. Obviously you have photographic talent, but like any good work man you also have excellent tools.

I have always been a fan of Pentax 35 mm and medium format cameras , but in the past shied away from after market lens as I had bad luck many years ago with some Bushnell lens (no longer make photgraphic lens, as far as I know) for my Pentax 35 slr.

From the reviews I've read, the K10D seems hard to beat.

But I have to say the results you are getting with your Sigma lens are making me re-think the after market lens, especially Sigma.

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Old Apr 23, 2007, 10:54 PM   #5
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Great shots Roger.

You sure are getting some wacky shots with that bushhawk contraption of yours.
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Old Apr 24, 2007, 9:55 AM   #6
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Roger.

Your pictures are consistently sharp, very detailed and well lit. Obviously you have photographic talent, but like any good work man you also have excellent tools.

I have always been a fan of Pentax 35 mm and medium format cameras , but in the past shied away from after market lens as I had bad luck many years ago with some Bushnell lens (no longer make photgraphic lens, as far as I know) for my Pentax 35 slr.

From the reviews I've read, the K10D seems hard to beat.

But I have to say the results you are getting with your Sigma lens are making me re-think the after market lens, especially Sigma.

Les
Thanks for the kind words and for looking. I am a pretty happy camper with my set up. I still get a lot of photos that end up in the delete folder but then again I ALWAYS use burst mode.

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Old Apr 24, 2007, 10:58 AM   #7
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Great shooting, Roger!
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Old Apr 24, 2007, 2:48 PM   #8
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Right on, Roger! We have 'em here too. That white stuff looks like poo-squirt. These birds often nest in rocks and crags. While I was in Spain, I saw a Griffon Vulture walk to the edge of it's nest, turn around and emit a long stream of the white stuff. Any bird flying below the rocky ledge it was on (including it's mate) would have beenat risk of beinghit. A possibility here? Great shots. Dan
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Thank you sir for the nice comment and for looking. The day after these photos it rained and snowed all day so I went back the morning after the storm I figured with the moisture from the storm they would be spending more time drying off theior wings. When I found them I realized WOW!!! Mother Nature gave them a bath, they were very clean.

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Cool pics Roger! We call them by both names "Back East" also. I went to the County Dump once to drop off some debris. Thousands of Seagulls were there. Also, sitting by himself was 1 turkey vulture. No seagull would get within 10 feet of him.

Can't lose the reputation i guess, lol.
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