Walter Naumann  

Turkey Vulture by Walter Naumann

January 2022 - Turkey Vulture

About the Image(s)

Taken 2012 Mar 3, ten years ago.Carpinteria bluff, CA. USA. Exceptional location allowing shooting birds from above.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF70-300, f300, 1/3200 sec, f/8, ISO 400. Hand held.

Photoshop cropping and minor editing. I don’t recall details of editing and don’t have the original.

7 comments posted

Bud Ralston   Bud Ralston
Interesting shot of a turkey vulture from above. Don't normally see them in a seaside setting as they normally occupy inland hills and valleys.   Posted: 01/07/2022 13:24:27
Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
Thanks. There is a lot of carrion with the seal birthing area below. Good to know its usual habitat. Thanks. I'm not a birder but heading in that direction with my love of photographing birds in flight.

  Posted: 01/07/2022 14:45:07
Bud Ralston   Bud Ralston
Depending on where you live, bird photography can be very fun. It's great to practice with large birds like vultures, gulls, and pelicans. Then move on to eagles, hawks, and falcons before tackling chickadees, swifts, and swallows. Those little birds elude me to this day. Best to get them in their nesting areas in the spring.   Posted: 01/07/2022 17:37:52
Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
I agree. After many attempts I got a good swallow in flight photo that I think I submitted here years ago.   Posted: 01/08/2022 08:58:08

Joan Funk   Joan Funk
Great composition from up on a bluff. I would lighten the shadows in the background to not compete with the bird.   Posted: 01/17/2022 07:04:57

Kathleen Sims   Kathleen Sims
This is a great Nature shot because it is rare to find a Turkey Vultures flying over the Ocean. This is a nature shot and the water is in soft focus while the bird is sharp, great detail and great color. I would not change a thing.   Posted: 01/17/2022 16:04:33

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
Water, this is a GREAT image! Sharp, well cropped and the saturation of the bird is perfect. I can't believe that you were able to capture such detail over water. I have been trying to master large birds in flight but have met with very little success.   Posted: 01/19/2022 18:01:05


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