King Vulture

Uploaded: January 10, 2016 10:45:31 | Entered: January 10, 2016 10:45:31


Sarcoramphus papa are among the bird world's largest scavengers and have powerful, hooked beaks that are excellently adapted for tearing open tough carcasses. They can often access meals that other vultures cannot, and smaller birds usually give way when they arrive to feed.
King vultures are found from Mexico south to Argentina. Some suggest that the bird's name stems from an old Mayan legend in which this vulture was a "king" or "lord" that carried messages between humans and the Gods.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 236.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D Mark II


John Connolly January 10, 2016

Amazing detail and great color Candace! What an amazing bird! #1646846

Emile Abbott level-classic January 10, 2016

Outstanding close up, details and color, Candace. #11421567

frank w. degenhardt January 10, 2016

Candace, this is so cool, looks like something you would see on Star Trek. Not a pretty boy, but triple WOW on those gorgeous colors that are so bold. Got to love that eye looking right at us. The lighting is perfect. But the big thing for me, with those colors so bold, it amazes me how fine tuned the details are. They is no where on this bird that you have not make the details so amazing. Incredible, award winning work done here. Can't help but be a winner. #11421624

Joy Rector January 11, 2016

awesome colors

Emiel Van Hemelrijck January 11, 2016

great colors,sharpnes and image Candace #11421934

Kathy Salerni level-classic January 12, 2016

The colors, detail and your POV are stunning, Candace! Love the info also!! #11422142

Jeffrey R. Bange January 12, 2016

Beautiful capture Candace with such outstanding detail and colors, a definite winner and favorite in my books. #11422340

Beth W. DeBor level-classic February 09, 2016

That's one homely bird, but you captured his clors and eyes beautifully with such detail. A Fave. #11433197

frank w. degenhardt February 28, 2016

Congratulations on the Staff Favorite Candace. #11439931

Emile Abbott level-classic February 29, 2016

Glad to see this one with a finalist award, Candace #11440347

frank w. degenhardt February 29, 2016

Congratulations on the Finalist for this amazing work. #11440784

Irene Colling level-classic February 29, 2016

Congratulations on your wonderful winning image Candace. #11441150

frank w. degenhardt February 29, 2016

Congratulations on the Second Place Win for this picture that shows amazing colors and details. #11441198

Kathy Salerni level-classic March 01, 2016

Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold Winner, Candace! #11441266

Paula Showen March 01, 2016

Amazing detail in this beautiful image! Congratulations on your winning image! #11441349

Teresa L. Brooks March 01, 2016

Congrats on your winner. Amazing image Candace. #11441425

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic March 01, 2016

Love this perfect focus, and congratulations on your win! #11441483

Jeffrey R. Bange March 01, 2016

Congratulations Candace on your well deserved win. #11441577

Emile Abbott level-classic March 01, 2016

Congratulations on bringing home the gold, Candace. #11441660

Carol Flisak level-classic March 02, 2016

Superb details, rich colors and DOF! Congratulatios on your well-deserved winner, Candace! #11441988

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 03, 2016

Ohhhh Candace! This is awesome...congrats on your 2nd Place Gold..darn Frank, you said it before I could...exactly what I was going to say! lol #11442263

Ellen Hodges March 04, 2016

Huge congrats on a gorgeous winner, Candace! Wow details!! #11442791

Sylvia Rourke level-classic March 08, 2016

Wow! tack sharp with stunning colors, congrats on your Gold win! #11443941

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic March 09, 2016

Congratulations on your 2nd place winner.
love all the colors. #11444413

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