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Pick of the Day in Hidden Talent on September 3rd, 2011.
Featured in The Birds on August 9th, 2011.
Featured in As Is Photography on July 29th, 2011.

The turkey vulture is a large raptor, nearly as large as and eagle. Males and females are almost identical in appearance. The small head is completely bare, in sharp contrast to the brownish-black feathers covering the rest of the body, except for the legs. Their beaks are sharp and pointed for tearing meat and their talons are designed for gripping rather than killing.

This raptor rocks or teeters in flight like a tightrope walker with arms extended for balance. They rarely flap their wings as they prefer to soar. The trailing edge of their wings is silver, contrasting sharply with their black underparts when seen from below.

Photographed at the Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale, Alberta, Canada.

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length:300 mm
Exposure:1/400 at f/7.1
ISO: 400
No post-processing

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I am an amateur photographer living in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

I enjoy photographing the wonders of the world around me; whether that means capturing images of animals and wildlife, scenic natural landscapes, or man-made wonders.

I travel all over Canada in pursuit of this passion and my dream is to one day be able to do this full-time.

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Alyce Taylor

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Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Marie Brown ©
    Marie Brown ©almost 3 years ago


    29/7/2011

  • Thanx for the feature Marie :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsalmost 3 years ago

    GREAT CAPTURE!!!!!!!! CONGRATS on your AS IS Feature!!! honored to be among you. AWESOME Image! :)))))

  • Thank you Debbie :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image featured in the group “The Birds”.

  • Thanx for the feature Wayne :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful face, congrats on your feature!

  • Thanx Cindy :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...almost 3 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!!!!!!!

  • Thanx Cynthia :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Thanx Andrea :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture, the clarity is great! Congrats on the feature!

  • Thanx Damienne :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • ©Marcelle Raphael / Southern Belle Studios
    ©Marcelle Raph...almost 3 years ago

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