Thursday, April 03, 2008

SkyWatch Friday, Into the Wild Blue Yonder


Flying High, a Turkey Vulture soars with wide sweeping arcs in a perfectly cloudless blue sky.

30 comments:

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Looking for some fresh, dead meat no doubt...

You're really loving the "Birds in Flight" captures lately aren't you?

;)

Anita said...

I've taken quite a few pictures of vultures, but not one in flight this good! Great shot!

My SWF is at Prairie Visions!

ellen b said...

A turkey vulture!? I don't think I've ever seen one of these soar. Nice catch!

alexander said...

Beautiful shot! Great capture of the bird. :)

Alexander
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SandyCarlson said...

His body is a work of art on that gorgeous blue field!

dot said...

Hi Salty! Great buzzard shot! I wonder if that is one of the ones who was visiting down here this past winter.

granmal said...

Those birds are everywhere - they look a lot better way up in the sky than close up. Love the blue sky.

Carletta said...

Awesome shot!

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow look at that wing span fabulous

quintarantino said...

Perfectly well framed ... and such beauty on that glidding vulture on such an open spaced sky.
Fantastic colours.

oldmanlincoln said...

These have always been known as or called Buzzards around here. And they are lots of them before I went to the hospital.

Your photography is nice as it always is. I will comment more at another time as I just returned from hospital and am not back to normal.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well captured Salty... what a spectacular sight that must have been..
Thank you for joining in with the fun of Skywatch again.
Tom

gardenpath said...

A really good shot. I have only seen then from a distance.

Anne-Berit said...

Gorgious,well done:o)

DeeMom said...

wow

fishing guy said...

Salty: The buzzards return to Hinkley, Ohio every year and they have a festival. I saw 4 the other day but they were circling far away and I never got a chance. This is a great photo.

Debbie in NC said...

Salty, first time here...

Today's photo is beautiful, but I scrolled down and all your pictures are amazing!

My favorite so far is the loon. I lived in Maine for 6 years and fished early mornings and their voice stayed in my mind forever.

Daniel J Santos said...

beautiful photo, excellent.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Who would've thought a turkey vulture could look so good. ;-)

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to soar like this? It just looks like he's gliding so gracefully.

John said...

This is great, well done.

Kim said...

So free, great shot :)

Marie said...

What a great shot! It's gorgious,well done.

photowannabe said...

Their flight is so graceful. The way they soar on their huge wings is quite amazing. How anything so beautiful can be so ugly is a mystery.

Rose said...

This is a great shot...another question I have wanted to ask for a while now...what is the bird in your header...hawk, falcon, ???

Misty Dawn said...

Awesome capture! I know how difficult it is to get a good shot of a bird in the sky - you did wonderful!

Catherine said...

Thats a beautiful sky! And beautiful wings! :)
Another amazing capture!
Have a great weekend Salty!
Cat

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

A big bird, the king of sky!

Great post!!

Luiz

andrée said...

beautiful beautiful photo! Love his read head and magnificent wingspan.

Cláudia said...

Great moment you picked up!