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Old 11-01-2011   #21
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wow George your first post didn't dissapoint! lovely view you have!!!
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wow George your first post didn't dissapoint! lovely view you have!!!
Thank you, Miranda. It is beautiful here.
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Day 2

As I mentioned yesterday there is a tall cell phone tower (400 feet or so) directly in front of my window. This afternoon I took a break and went outside for a breath of fresh air. I saw some large shadows whip by me on the ground and looked up.

About 20 or so Turkey Vultures were circling overhead, and with each pass came lower and closer to the tower.

Much to my amazement they began to land on the tower at different heights. I rushed inside and grabbed my camera, slapped on my 55-MM VR lens, and went back outside.

The first shot is of a vulture that was trying to imitate an eagle. He had landed on the very top and spread his wings trying to look as regal as he could.

The second shot is several vultures about 30 feet lower on the tower resting with their wings spread too.

The third one shows that of them decided to rest atop an antenna, and was soon attacked by one of the flock for perch rights.

I wish my lens had been able to pull them in closer, but it wasn't. Ah well, such is life.
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How exciting is that!!! You need to put a big lens on your wish list now!!!
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Great shots George.
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Great shots George.
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How exciting is that!!! You need to put a big lens on your wish list now!!!
Right you are, Clare. I have my eye on one, but $$ may be a problem. I need to sell my 60MM lens on ebay first. I don't usually take long range shots, and you can see why. I have a 300MM lens, but its soft at full zoom.
I will make do with the tools I have...
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