Turkey Vulture

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Comments (20)

RettaJo on January 28, 2010

wow this is a great shot these birds are generally very big aren't they ? thanks for sharing regards ~RettaJo

davidcmc58 on January 28, 2010

RettaJo, thank you for the visit and kind words. Yes, they can reach wing span of 6 feet. However, when this one finally took off I figured his wing span to be about 5 feet. I have no idea what he was doing in the middle of a street. Got lucky and took a shot! Best regards, David

乾龍 on January 29, 2010

Good photography

From Taiwan best wishes


davidcmc58 on January 29, 2010

乾龍, thank you so much! Greetings from California, David

Κοσμάς Καραχλές on January 29, 2010

davidcmc58 David, very nice shot. Greetings Kosmas

davidcmc58 on January 29, 2010

Kosmas, thanks a lot! David from California

John de Crom on January 29, 2010

Very beautiful picture David. Greetings John.

JC EBY © NO VIEWS! on January 29, 2010

Which luck to be able to photograph this animal ......

Very beautiful grip


Dalibor Ribičić on January 29, 2010

nice picture of an ugly ( but 4 nature important )bird!



davidcmc58 on January 30, 2010

John,Jean-Claude & Dalibor, thank you all so much for the nice words and greetings. David from California

JLourenco on January 30, 2010

davidcmc58 This is the Nature's cleanup crew! The head is featherless, because the way he eats.

Greetings, JLourenco

davidcmc58 on January 30, 2010

JLourenco, you are absolutely right. I do not know why he stops on the street. I just had to stop my car and get the camera from my trunk! David

VIKTOR HERMAN on January 31, 2010

This one is just perfect. Best regards from Czech, Viktor

davidcmc58 on January 31, 2010

Viktor, thank you so much for your kind words. Best regards to Czech from California, David

davidcmc58 on February 11, 2010

Dinisio Dantas Souza, thank you so much! David

davidcmc58 on February 19, 2010

Lead foot, you are most kind. Bird shots has been my focus of photography for the past few months. I am glad that my efforts are appreciated. Best regards, David

Avagara on March 12, 2010

Compare with Galatas' picture of a European vulture:


Avagara on March 12, 2010

These are huge birds that saw in profusion when I visited Point Reyes many years ago (mid-1990s).

davidcmc58 on March 12, 2010

Yes, they are very large and normally soar high above. It is very unusual that this one was walking on the street. The location is only 10 miles away from the Point Reyes (aerial distance) and there are plenty in the area as well. Thanks a lot for your visit to my gallery. Best regards, David

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 28, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by davidcmc58
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
    • Taken on 2010/01/27 13:26:59
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 85.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash