His Realm...

© Michelle Alton

His Realm...

Ken Beatty 1/10/2013 6:37:35 AM

Wow Michele! Great shot and editing! #1508111

Carolyn M. Fletcher 1/10/2013 6:39:04 AM

WOW! You did great on this. I love it!!! #10508139

Mary L. Olson 1/10/2013 6:50:40 AM

This is spectacular, Michelle, Great detail and the attitude of the bird is just right. #10508160

Monnie Ryan 1/10/2013 7:11:52 AM

Wow - totally wicked! #10508188

Gord MacEachern 1/10/2013 7:15:37 AM

A winning image Michelle, can almost feel the ominous presence in this image, love it!! #10508193

Karen E. Michaels 1/10/2013 7:18:29 AM

I am sure we are all glad you resubbed.
A terrific piece, brava on the processing. #10508199

Tiia Vissak 1/10/2013 7:54:15 AM

a cool image! #10508233

isabel C. Zepeda 1/10/2013 8:47:59 AM


WOW great capture,clarity and colors.
well done :)

Ysa... #10508294

Leslie McLain 1/10/2013 10:42:12 AM

An amazing capture, Michelle. #10508360

Rony Sagy 1/10/2013 10:51:55 AM

Cool capture. #10508373

Mike Clime 1/10/2013 10:56:44 AM

Fantastic close up! We only see the turkey ones around here. #10508381

David Phalen 1/10/2013 12:27:18 PM

An excellent but somewhat scary capture!! Well done, Michelle!! #10508510

John Connolly 1/10/2013 1:51:07 PM

I love the pose, and this excellent wildlife capture Michelle! A nice re submit! #10508607

Jack Gaskin 1/10/2013 2:11:19 PM


Saw about a BAZILLION of them the other day by the Dump. Check out tomorrows post they were all around me when I was shooting.

Jack #10508633

Jim Baines 1/10/2013 5:03:10 PM

"Kettle Mom" strikes again! I'm positive I remember this guy from a previous life! #10508792

Anita Hogue 1/10/2013 5:14:02 PM

WOW, I love it Michelle! #10508807

Stan Kwasniowski 1/10/2013 6:01:45 PM

Michelle, what a capture #10508892

Carol L. Fowler 1/10/2013 6:54:23 PM

Very ominous and dramatic capture- very awesome! #10508970

Terry Cervi 1/10/2013 7:01:21 PM

Fantastic work, Michelle! A really cool capture! #10508991

Renee Doyle 1/10/2013 7:25:15 PM

He certainly is very impressive!!!! Awesome work Michelle! #10509065

Jeffrey R. Bange 1/10/2013 9:07:55 PM

What an awesome capture and presentation Michelle of a Black Vulture of which I've never seen before. #10509183

Barbara Waldoch 1/10/2013 11:01:31 PM

Awesome! #10509246

Ann Coates 1/11/2013 12:05:02 AM

Wow, what an imposing bird, looks like its straight out of a Harry Potter movie. Fantastic capture Michelle. As for Sela, she's not a cuddly, sit on your knee kind of cat, but she has the sweetest personality. #10509297

Jill Odice 1/11/2013 12:42:15 AM

Now that is one scary looking bird! Really beautiful capture Michelle! #10509347

Stefania Barbier 1/11/2013 2:45:10 AM

I wouldn't get close to him... great animal and capture! #10509447

Neal D. Hatcher 1/11/2013 7:00:41 AM


Marilyn Cornwell 1/12/2013 4:56:24 AM

I know it's not a crow...but... NEVERMORE! comes to mind - what a great pose, creating a haunting image! #10511299

Ujjwal Mukherjee 1/12/2013 5:20:23 AM

Terrific capture!! #10511338

Thomas E. Hinds 1/12/2013 6:44:29 PM

This is amazing, Michelle! #10512339

Ken Smith 1/14/2013 3:52:45 AM

That's a rather sinister bird...with a sinister looking mood to this. Super work, Michelle! #10514341

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/14/2013 9:42:39 AM

A great find and excellent wildlife capture. #10514870

Stephen Zacker 1/14/2013 11:09:11 AM

Great perspective and presentation #10514989

Emile Abbott 1/15/2013 1:37:10 PM

IN YOUR FACE PRESENTATION. Outstanding rework and what a pose you grabbed. #10516656

Heather Loewenhardt 1/16/2013 12:17:41 AM

I certainly would not mess with this guy. Great presentation. #10517314

Patricia A. Casey 1/16/2013 6:56:32 AM

Wonderful! #10517825

Wm Nosal 1/20/2013 10:43:53 AM

Beautiful Capture Michelle! #10524423

Mitch Spence 1/26/2013 7:26:43 AM

I hadn't run into black vultures much till we moved here to Florida. While I see the turkey vultures often also, the black seem to have quite a presence too. A warning at a state park said they are sometimes inclined to eat the rubber right off your windshield wipers! This is a neat shot of this imposing bird, Michelle. #10538171

ALLEN O. HOWARD 1/30/2013 12:55:33 PM

The clock struck midnight
And through my sleeping
I heard a tapping at my door
I looked but nothing
Lay in the darkness
And so I turned inside once more

To my amazement
There stood a raven

(Alan Parsons Project)

Great shot Michelle!!!


Kelvin S. Murphy 2/2/2013 1:42:47 PM

Now that's way cool, and appropriate for the Super Bowl this weekend. #10550733

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Pulled this from the archives, and it will be a resubmission, with some improvements.
Though from a distance they may appear similar to those who have not studied the differences, the slightly-less-common (in these parts) Black Vulture is--at least to me--way more imposing a figure than the Turkey Vulture. They are also more likely to kill its prey.
This was shot on a rooftop overlooking the Delaware River in New Hope, Pennsylvania. February, 2008.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D

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