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Turkey Vulture
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Posted By: GeoJerry, 07-25-2018, 12:01 AM

After a long absence, I pulled out the camera again and started taking some pictures. There was certainly something dead down below, since there were several of these guys jockeying for position.

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07-25-2018, 06:32 AM   #2
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Wow such a image! thanks for sending !!
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Please don't be absent so long again.
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Cool to watch them soar overhead. They almost look like a fantasy creature.


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Wonderfully done.
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Wow such a image! thanks for sending !!
Thanks very much, my pleasure!

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Please don't be absent so long again.
Thanks reh321, very nice comment

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Cool to watch them soar overhead. They almost look a fantasy creature
Thanks staubach, that fantasy thought occurred to me too, almost like a scene from a Tolkien book when there are lots of these birds hovering around.

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Wonderfully done.
Thanks very much, swip.... much appreciated
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeoJerry Quote
After a long absence, I pulled out the camera again and started taking some pictures. There was certainly something dead down below, since there were several of these guys jockeying for position.
Nice shot

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Scary-looking thing.
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Nice shot
Hey thanks again bertwert!

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Scary-looking thing.
The face only a mother could love... thanks
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After a long absence, I pulled out the camera again and started taking some pictures. There was certainly something dead down below, since there were several of these guys jockeying for position.
Beautiful treatment and fascinating details.
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After a long absence, I pulled out the camera again and started taking some pictures. There was certainly something dead down below, since there were several of these guys jockeying for position.
wow! Stunning subject, beautiful!
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good shot
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Great that you were able to get such a close shot, with terrific detail! Doubtless there was a meal nearby...I think they can detect (smell?) a dead mouse at hundreds of yards away. Amazing to see them soaring in large numbers...we have a "flock" of them that roosts on top of the federal courthouse downtown, every winter. Just like the swallows returning to Capistrano, the turkey vultures return to the courthouse.

Don't be away so long! Terrific that you're back!
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