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Turkey Vultures

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 25 July 2013 in Animal & Insect.

Also known as the turkey buzzard. It was quite an overcast and dreary day. These buzzards really seemed to add to the mood.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very nice capture.....

25 Jul 2013 5:27am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

I always see vultures as such sinister birds........

25 Jul 2013 6:51am

@Nigel: I agree. I don't see them very often. They tend to like certain areas and all flock there. I guess I should be thankful!

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image

25 Jul 2013 6:52am

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Well composed. A overcast day but well spent. (for you and ... for vultures)

Greetings !

25 Jul 2013 7:01am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Nice capture. Superb image.

25 Jul 2013 8:43am

jean pierre from paris, France

belle prise!! amitiés

25 Jul 2013 8:53am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great timing to catch the wings outstretched like that!

25 Jul 2013 10:36am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Great image and timing to get a bird on the left in such a lovely position !

25 Jul 2013 10:41am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Yep, vultures tend to do - vultures and crowd are my favorite birds just for that reason. Nice shot of them, Elaine!

25 Jul 2013 11:07am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

nice catch with opened wings

25 Jul 2013 12:07pm

meisam from qom, Iran

i like the scene
people always hate or dislike the buzzards but the never hunt and usually eat those who are sick, about to die and corpse. they help the survival of the fittest principle and make the nature clean

25 Jul 2013 12:35pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vue de ces oiseaux sur les bottes grandisoe
amitié

25 Jul 2013 1:54pm

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Une belle photo!!! bien vu!!!!

25 Jul 2013 2:24pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent catch, nice frame.

25 Jul 2013 2:36pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I'm impressed with the capture of these birds. Great moment to get the bird's wings spread and the other vulture making an attractive silhouette.

25 Jul 2013 2:39pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Very good timing to catch these impressive birds! Your composition is beautiful !

25 Jul 2013 4:31pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Near to where I live, turkey vultures inhabit in droves (next to the county workhouse). They are some of the ugliest birds around. Great capture of the wings out - shows how big they are.

25 Jul 2013 5:37pm

@Ruthiebear: We don't have too many around here but I know in certain places in Virginia, they are a big problem.

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

What a great thing to see, lovely

25 Jul 2013 7:32pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful mood and capture ... this reminds me of the home stretch of summer with the hay!

25 Jul 2013 8:57pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Ominous and well composed.

26 Jul 2013 12:19am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Whoa! I am always surprised by the vulture's wingspan which is illustrated perfectly here. I can't help but think of Hitchcock's movie, "The Birds."

26 Jul 2013 2:03am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I particularly like the one with the extended wings.

26 Jul 2013 2:49am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressante scène

26 Jul 2013 7:17am

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

I love the open feel to this countryside scene. I like the hay, and I like the vultures. (hey...they serve an important part of the cycle of life). :)

26 Jul 2013 11:23pm