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Old Sep 22, 2012, 2:46 AM   #1
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Just got back from our trip to SF/Monterey/Big Sur. Was having lunch at Nepenthe Restaurant in Big Sur when, from a distance, about six of these guys soared over us - a magnificient sight. Not the greatest of shots but felt privileged to have the opportunity.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 7:46 AM   #2
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very nice grab shot --- they are hard birds to capture on the wing as they soar high and quick. Looks like you got a wild one too, i.e. no tags on the wings which is a great sign for their repopulation.

I had the chance to see some in the grand canyon and this was the best shot I could get. As you might be able to see there are wing tags on one of them.


california condors by ramcewan, on Flickr
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Nice, thanks for sharing.

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These are majestic looking birds. I happen to get a shot of one too. Although the image is not as good as yours.
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i remember my first siting south of carmel ..look like a flying monster soaring low over the cliffs ..flew over the top of my service truck ...I've been obsessed ever since
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 11:05 AM   #6
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if you notice that the white on the birds wings the birds with the white on the bottom feathers or not condors they are ca vultures..the the birds that are tagged are the condors notice the difference...ramcewan's shot is the condors the other pics or of vultures

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Thanks for the correction jazzmaster.
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