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Wall Street Vulture
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Challenge: Fauna III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D2H
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Date: Mar 31, 2009
ISO: 200
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2009

Taking shots of the city when this huge guy flew out of nowhere... luckily Kim was there to point him out as I was concentrating on the skyline.

I enjoyed the unusual juxtaposition (and potential metaphor) of this turkey vulture with the new york back drop (that's the empire state building there...)

Statistics
Place: 46 out of 204
Avg (all users): 6.0634
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8462
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Views since voting: 717
Views during voting: 354
Votes: 205
Comments: 10
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04/11/2009 02:21:59 AM
Great capture! this should have been up much higher.

I remember seeing a documentary about this bird in NYC (it might have been another predator though). They hunt pigeons and rats in cental park
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2009 05:39:42 PM
LOL! What a great capture :-)
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04/06/2009 10:19:44 PM
Talk about an environment that is unexpected! Nice capture of the bird with the buildings in the BG.
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04/05/2009 02:55:05 PM
Love the symbolism here !

Very nice composition and crop.
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04/04/2009 09:52:24 AM
Creative title, great shot!
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04/04/2009 12:25:57 AM
Classic! Great capture. I've seen hawks in NY but not feathered vultures! Great dof, awesome that you got the Empire State Building in the background.
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04/02/2009 06:42:56 PM
A difficult shot against the light - a good attempt. Unfortunately, the overly bleached out background just accentuates the black body and much like a black faced dog against a light background you lose detail.
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04/01/2009 12:11:42 PM
what an appropriate title for this excellent capture.
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04/01/2009 10:15:58 AM
the city definitely makes for an interesting background
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04/01/2009 12:33:50 AM
Clever shot, clever title.
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