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Post by Didereaux » Tue May 02, 2017 6:54 pm

Speaks for itself.
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Post by Charles Haacker » Tue May 02, 2017 9:35 pm

Magnificent birds if you overlook a face that only a mother could love. :D They are most impressive in flight, soaring on thermals. They provide an essential service. (Kinda ugly, tho'...) :S I love how you captured the wingspread, and the dust!
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Post by Didereaux » Tue May 02, 2017 10:07 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:Magnificent birds if you overlook a face that only a mother could love. :D They are most impressive in flight, soaring on thermals. They provide an essential service. (Kinda ugly, tho'...) :S I love how you captured the wingspread, and the dust!



Thank you!
Yes, tremendous wingspans. I think here in No Amer size goes Condor, Sandhill/whooper crane, Golden Eagle/ Bald, Turkey vulture of the soaring birds. Sandhills are my favorite though. Being from that area the Spring wasn't Spring until a hundred thousand or so Sandhills went chatting over. ;)

That dust is tall, fine, canary grass. I was right behind it trying as fast as I could to find a slot in them that did not cover the head. Wanted the blurred by the foreground wings, but wanted that 'loverly' head as clear as I could get before the sucker took off.
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Post by LindaShorey » Wed May 03, 2017 12:37 am

At first I wished for a clearer view, but really you got the important parts! And reading your message to Chuck, I can well appreciate the conditions and time factor. I've never seen one with wings outstretched so beautifully.
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Post by TomCofer » Wed May 03, 2017 1:53 am

Nice shot of a beautifully ugly critter.
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Post by St3v3M » Wed May 10, 2017 2:37 am

Charles Haacker wrote:Magnificent birds if you overlook a face that only a mother could love. :D They are most impressive in flight, soaring on thermals. They provide an essential service. (Kinda ugly, tho'...) :S I love how you captured the wingspread, and the dust!

I've been lucky enough to see the needed-uglies up close, and have turkey vultures that find their way through town, but I've always loved seeing them basking in the morning sunshine. It's beautiful to see their impressive wings. Such magnificent birds when flying above. S-
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