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BarbaraThurlow
 
BarbaraThurlow December 31, 2013
Superb photo! Love these guys.
susanhuckins
 
susanhuckins January 14, 2014
Stunning capture. The focus and detail is outstanding. Well done.
arquien
 
arquien January 16, 2014
Thank you!!
Darlene2013
 
Darlene2013 January 21, 2014
What an AWESOME photograph!!! Was this out in the wild or in captivity? We get vultures around here all the time, in fact in our backyard twice this week, but as cool looking as they are, they aren't like this colorful fellow. :)
arquien
arquien January 21, 2014
This photo was taken in a zoo in Perú, South America. "The King Vulture is a colorful bird, found in the lowland tropical forest of Central America" .
irinsmith PRO+
 
irinsmith January 27, 2014
wow. love all the textures and layers and colors. excellence capture
arquien
arquien January 30, 2014
Thanks!!
RolandRuttenPhotography
 
RolandRuttenPhotography February 14, 2014
Incredible shot!
lindywalker
 
lindywalker February 14, 2014
superb image! Sharp and detailed, great POV. Congrats on your award. Well deserved!
mstoltz1022 PRO
 
mstoltz1022 February 14, 2014
Love these guys....great shot! Congrats!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta February 14, 2014
Excellent & amusing close-up. Congratulations.
GordonD PRO
 
GordonD February 14, 2014
lol congratulations :)
catini
 
catini February 14, 2014
Nice POV, congrats on your feature!
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK February 14, 2014
What a terrific shot. The color, texture, composition. All amazing! Congratulations on your Feature!
heathermcfw PRO+
 
heathermcfw February 14, 2014
great work, makes a great composition
kasper PRO
 
kasper February 14, 2014
Congratulations.
iceman2
 
iceman2 February 14, 2014
Excellent focus.Congrats!
GBloniarz PRO
 
GBloniarz February 14, 2014
Excellent! Congrats!
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan February 14, 2014
Awesome looking, wonderful colours and detail.....different approach......terrific capture. Congrats on the feature.
Lewisia_rediviva PRO
 
Lewisia_rediviva February 14, 2014
So cute!
birdlover54
 
birdlover54 February 14, 2014
what a crazy capture! love it! Congrats!
debhall PRO+
 
debhall February 14, 2014
Super shot! Love the coloring and all the detail...congrats on your feature...well deserved!
littleredncryby
 
littleredncryby February 14, 2014
WOW!!!!!!
terrycharbeneau
 
terrycharbeneau February 14, 2014
Awesome,Wow.Congrats.
nitti
 
nitti February 14, 2014
Crazy good....congrats
chrissy2rn
 
chrissy2rn February 14, 2014
Love at first sight...happy Valentine's day to you and your amazing capture!
KathyHolliker PRO
 
KathyHolliker February 14, 2014
Super Duper!
RubyD
 
RubyD February 14, 2014
SUPERB!
jojoxena
 
jojoxena February 14, 2014
Congrats on this awesome shot!
Bannekh
 
Bannekh February 15, 2014
Nice shot
philipbebbington
 
philipbebbington February 15, 2014
Cracking bird portrait,love the tones in this image.Congrats.
BowmanLifeStudios
 
BowmanLifeStudios February 15, 2014
Wonderful vulture portrait, like the POV of this shot very creative!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 February 17, 2014
Great shot - amazing clarity and detail! Congrats!
arquien
 
arquien February 19, 2014
Thank you all!! VB is a source of inspiration. I learn a lot from all of you. :)
DeonHamilton
 
DeonHamilton February 19, 2014
You should add this to Birds Up Close this is awesome
SnowbunnyPhotography Premium
 
SnowbunnyPhotography February 20, 2014
Wow! Great capture. :-) Love the point of view and colors.
hery83
 
hery83 February 21, 2014
wow!!!!!!!
AlejandraDodge
 
AlejandraDodge February 22, 2014
So funny! great details and colors.
pat-rice440
 
pat-rice440 February 27, 2014
U crazy bird! Congrats on making a vulture appear "cute" Love the eye!
esirkus
 
esirkus March 03, 2014
Amazing shot!
mikelea PRO
 
mikelea March 04, 2014
So well done, now this is photography at one of its many best forms! Congratulations on your award for the pic.
kathybergersutherland
 
kathybergersutherland March 19, 2014
Awesome work!
pancakes7777
 
pancakes7777 March 22, 2014
WOW!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset April 20, 2014
Amazing texture, colour, composition and detail... Bravo!
vintage_mel
 
vintage_mel May 07, 2014
Wow! Amazing capture! So sharp!!!
arquien
arquien May 08, 2014
Thank you!
willyd
 
willyd May 21, 2014
This is absolutly grand! a wonderful combination of color and suprise in the odd look of this huge bird.
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita July 11, 2014
OMG...one crazy looking creature! Superb camera work! Congrats.
DEBBIEDUCHEK
 
DEBBIEDUCHEK July 11, 2014
BEAUTIFUL WORK!! :)
vojce PRO
 
vojce December 10, 2014
excellent capture
rhamm PRO
 
rhamm December 19, 2014
Great clarity in the shot. Well done
jeffswanson
 
jeffswanson January 03, 2015
Outstanding.
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography February 11, 2015
Awesome unique shot!
mehmetKOZAL
 
mehmetKOZAL February 23, 2015
Wow! :))
conniemcnabb
 
conniemcnabb March 03, 2015
Great technique with FANTASTIC engagement by the bird - well done!
Chrissimpson01
 
Chrissimpson01 March 05, 2015
Wonderful angle, great colours
beautypics PRO+
 
beautypics March 08, 2015
well done, great POV I have never seen this before
Vernie PRO+
 
Vernie March 30, 2015
Ha ha, I LOVE this picture. Makes me laugh every time I see it!
jesusinsilada
 
jesusinsilada April 21, 2015
very sharp image
Czechymomma
 
Czechymomma May 16, 2015
WOW...
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb May 19, 2015
amazing shot,love your style
timlucas PRO+
 
timlucas May 21, 2015
What a super sharp image, but mind you this critter wont win any beauty awards!
kelligartrell
 
kelligartrell June 09, 2015
I love this picture..
clintfleming PRO+
 
clintfleming June 18, 2015
Absolutely incredible! The colors, the texture of the feathers and the expression. Wow!
sharlenescarboroughdodds PRO+
 
sharlenescarboroughdodds July 08, 2015
beautiful Vulture
kristyp
 
kristyp July 09, 2015
Great shot!!
vesipenkova
 
vesipenkova July 22, 2015
Brilliant capture!
paramasivamtharumalingam
 
paramasivamtharumalingam July 23, 2015
Splendid Shot.
labels_30 PRO+
 
labels_30 November 06, 2015
Absolutely love this shot, I hope it comes up in my voitng screen
terrypics Premium
 
terrypics November 23, 2015
Super clear shot! Amazing!
jpworthington
 
jpworthington May 13, 2016
Wow! What an amazing shot
GMCPhotographics PRO+
 
GMCPhotographics June 22, 2016
Perfect!
debbiejulian
 
debbiejulian August 06, 2016
I love this! Beautiful photo of a beautiful bird!
vitor PRO+
 
vitor February 19, 2017
Absolutely fantastic!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz March 10, 2017
Voted in 'we love animals' contest.
arquien
 
arquien April 08, 2018
I want to thank everyone for your kind comments. I have been a little away from this passion that is photography.
I hope to resume it soon.
AnnaMae49 Premium
 
AnnaMae49 December 15, 2018
What is this? Great photo
Paulacook144 PRO
 
Paulacook144 December 20, 2018
Wonderful image well seen and handled.
tomlatcham
 
tomlatcham Jun 11
The eyes are extraordinary
Digger99
 
Digger99 Sep 30
Fantastic

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Behind The Lens

Location
I take this photo at a zoo name "Park of the Legends" in Lima, Peru
Time
Taken at 5:00 pm in spring season
Lighting
I think one of the most important things for photography with natural light, is the quality of light in which you will work. Understanding how to use light and shadows to your advantage is very important. In this case, the sky was a little cloudy and sunlight in a favorable orientation. In this shot, the vulture, seeing me approach, turned his head in an attitude of curiosity, so that allowed me to do this picture with great detail.
Equipment
I did use a Nikon D200 camera, a Nikon 55-200 mm f 4/5.6 lens in a tripod.
Inspiration
I was inspired by the colors and majesty of this massive animal.
Editing
Yes, I always take pictures in Raw mode, this allows me to correct some things. In this case I edited the color temperature slightly, I cut to square format and I used the unsharp mask filter.
In my camera bag
My D200 camera, a 55-200 mm Nikon lens, a 18-70 mm Nikon lens, a 18-270 mm Tamron lens a 90 mm Tamron macro lens and a 50 mm Nikon lens. Two Nikon SB 800 flash and a tripod.
Feedback
well ... be aware of the natural lighting conditions, try to have the camera ready for the type of photos you are going to do and be prepared to change lens if necessary. And always take the pictures in RAW mode!

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