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Alfred Hitchcock would be proud

Discussion in 'Nature' started by TonyTurley, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Arriving early at my destination for last night's sunset, I thought the big dead tree above the driveway was calling out to be photographed. The vultures that decided to roost there were a bonus. Yashinon-DX 45/1.7.

    Tony

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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 9, 2011
    Do those vultures only come out at night?
     
  4. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    Nice. We have couple of them on our street but I never tried to photo them, very scary:)
     
  5. macro

    macro TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    New Zealand
    Danny Young
    Alfie would get a kick out of it for sure. They even look spooky in B/W mate. I'll be interested to see what the new 300mm does Tony ;) Looking forward to it.

    Danny.
     
  6. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks guys. I do love the look of the vultures. They are everywhere, and I've seen them at all times of the day, from early morning to late in the evening. I fly model airplanes, and it is fun to try to follow them with a glider, because vultures are superb soarers. I even managed to get an airborne pic of one once with a camera mounted on my plane. No, not a Nex, but I do know there are guys with deep pockets who mount Nexes on radio controlled aircraft.

    I was hiking at the same spot once on a very stormy looking day, and there were about a dozen vultures all perched on a bunch of barren trees in one spot. I had the feeling they were waiting for me to drop dead on the trails. I'll have to see if I can find that pic.

    Tony
     
  7. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    They're baaaaack! I'm beginning to get a complex about these things showing up every time I go to this site.

    Tony

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  8. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 17, 2012
    I like the third shot from the top Tony, the way the tree branches lead up to the solitary bird - cool.
     
  9. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks. I also found the photo I took on the same property about a year and a half ago, just about 100 yards from the pics above. It was a gray, gloomy day, and a group of the vultures were perched all over the place as I was hiking. It was rather surreal, in a R. L. Stein kind of way.

    Tony
     

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