Mervyn Hurwitz  

King Vulture by Mervyn Hurwitz

March 2023 - King Vulture

March 2023 - Mervyn Hurwitz


About the Image(s)

The King Vulture is only found in central and South America and is quite majestic. These pictures were taken in Costa Rica from a hide on a large field where food is put out to attract the birds. Notice the full crop on the neck from feeding.
Sony A7III 411mm. ISO 2500. f7.1, 1/2500 secs

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6 comments posted

Cindy Smith   Cindy Smith
I love the sharp details in this image! This is how I envisioned my March herons to be. The shallow depth of field keeps the bird in focus, yet the blurred image in the back lets us know he's not alone. Very nice!   Posted: 03/03/2023 17:29:31

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
Clear and sharp, as always. I like that your caught it in mid-step. The eye is really a stand out in this otherwise rather peculiar bird. Vultures are kind of ugly on the ground but in the air they are magnificent.   Posted: 03/07/2023 22:01:15

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Nicely done. The Vulture is perfectly sharp + in action. The background is not competing at all due to the shallow depth of field + the fact that you were at eye level.
You cropped a little tight on the front of the bird to avoid removing the back wings of the other bird in front. This makes this image acceptable for "nature" competition as removing the back end of the other bird would be faulted.
  Posted: 03/14/2023 19:20:15

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
This is a lovely photo. The eye is very clear and the colors very strong. I don't think there is anything that I would change. I think the tight crop works very well here to focus on your subject. Overall I would say it is a great photo.   Posted: 03/15/2023 14:18:47

Christine Smith   Christine Smith
What a beautiful bird! I love how you bring out the vulture's look of determination. Beautiful photo.   Posted: 03/17/2023 11:18:46

Ken Ang   Ken Ang
Awesome pic. Great separation from background.   Posted: 03/22/2023 17:46:26