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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D300S
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Jul 20, 2014, 11:05:21 AM
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Vulture poised by kayaksailor Vulture poised by kayaksailor
A turkey vulture ruffles its feathers letting me know he doesn't like posing for me...shortly after this happened :giggle: Vulture takeoff by kayaksailor
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terceleto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love these guys, they're fun to watch.  Great shot!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
We live on a very steeply sloped hill side where the updraft is wonderful...occasionally they will swoop around right by the deck - almost close enough to touch :love:  and it is fun to look down on them too :D
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terceleto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's really cool, can't say I have been that close to them around the house!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
We're on almost 8 acres (at the end of the road) with 5-10 acre parcels behind us - in front we've got a 1000+ acre cattle ranch where the bulls live during the summer (cows too in winter) so not very many people are around...
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terceleto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's pretty cool - sounds like an ideal situation for wildlife photos! I'm looking at a little place thats on 6 acres and then surrounded by woods and farmland. I like the isolation a bit because of the wildlife but also because I think it would afford some security for my birds just because folks won't want to drive a 3/4 mi driveway just to see what's back there and mess around.
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful shot!
.. not the sight you'd want to see waking up in the morning while out camping under the stars...... :rofl:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
:laughing: Indeed not!!
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alimuse Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job!  We call them "turkey buzzards" here in Appalachia.  I didn't realize until just a few years ago that this is not an official designation!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
LOL!!  Buzzard - vulture same thing :D  Here we just call them vultures, without the "turkey" :giggle:
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terceleto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
technically, buzzards are soaring hawks, like the Red-tail and the Broad-winged, whereas "hawk" is for the forest birds like the Cooper's hawk and Goshawk.
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