Prepared for Landing by Martin Smart

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Featured in “The World As We See It , or as we missed it” February 2011
Featured in “The Birds” February 2011
Featured in Alphabet Soup" June 2011

A Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) in flight and about to land on a branch. Photographed in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Canon 40D
1/2000sec f8 ISO 400
500mm lens

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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Martin!

  • Thank you very much Rosie!

    – Martin Smart

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 4 years ago

    amazing action shot

  • Thank you very much George!

    – Martin Smart

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoabout 4 years ago

    Martin you captured the moment perfectly!!..Tony

  • Thanks a lot Tony, appreciate your comment!

    – Martin Smart

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

    A stunning and beautiful capture Martin.

  • Many thanks Don, much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixabout 4 years ago

    Great shot !!!

  • Thanks very much Erik!

    – Martin Smart

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    Great capture. These are magnificent birds. Most people don’t think so, but they do provide a great service.

  • Completely agree with you Bunny, thanks so much for your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Great capture Martin !

    11 February 2011 … one image a day

  • Thank you so much Trish!

    – Martin Smart

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago

    A wonderful capture!!! A pair of Turkey Vultures have a nest in an old hickory tree on our street in town . . . very unusual!!

  • Thank you very much Lori, this was also one of a local pair, very interesting to watch their behaviour!

    – Martin Smart

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Martin!!

  • Thank you very much Marvin!

    – Martin Smart

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the Feature Pop’s, truly appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

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