Saturday, December 28, 2013

Ugly Grace

1/1000 sec. f/7.1 ISO 400

Turkey Vulture


33 comments:

Meggie said...

Oh, yes, you have captured that "ugly beauty" in this photo. They are fascinating to watch and study. I've read some mate for life and that life could be as much as 40 to 50 years!

Carole M. said...

how come the name Grace :)?

eileeninmd said...

Brian, this is an awesome capture. Great title for this shot too. Happy weekend.

Wishing you and yours all the best in 2014, Have a happy healthy New Year!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What an incredible shot Brian!! They may be ugly as all get out, but definitely a necessary part of the eco-system.

Excellent image.

and...Happy New Year.

I have a New Year's toast [a bit humorous] on my personal blog today with Saturday Critters...come by if you find time.


Hootin' Anni
and
Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

Joop Zand said...

It's a WONDERFUL photo Brian.....my compliments.

Greetings, Joop

Debbie said...

I think they are beautiful, especially in flight!! A great capture Brian!!

Amy Burzese said...

Perfect title. Ugly, but graceful at the same time.

TexWisGirl said...

a really AWESOME shot! love it!

DIMI said...

Wonderful photo!!!Great shot!!!
Dimi...

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Awesome shot and the title fits it perfectly!

Gunilla Bäck said...

They look gorgeous flying, not so gorgeous up close. Happy New Year!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, that's a great photo but, they sure are a homely bird.

Terri Buster said...

A face only his mama could love! Great shot Brian!

EG CameraGirl said...

Awesome shot! You make the vulture look ALMOST good looking. ;)

Tombstone Livestock said...

Fantastic capture in mid air.

Montanagirl said...

Incredible photo of the Turkey Vulture! And the caption is perfect.

Gail Dixon said...

You have the flight shots perfected! I know most think this is an ugly bird, but I don't think so.

barbara l. hale said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!! Fabulous photo!

Andy said...

Yes, Turkey Vultures are ugly but your photo is beautiful.

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful in flight, the ugly duckling turns into a swan, sort of :)

Mersad said...

Wonderful as always Brian. Nothing ugly about it at all :D

Andrew Fulton said...

A lovely flight shot...

Grandma C said...

I don't know if I have ever seen one in flight before. Good Shot!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Great shot! Wow!

Robyn G said...

Perfect title for this picture.

Connie Smiley said...

Amazing shot, Brian! Makes me feel like I have to duck.

Laura said...

Excellent photo Brian, wow!!! Happy New Year:-)

Christian Weiß said...

Very impressive and powerful photo.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Well, a little ugly, but also wonderful. I really like them, but I really, really like the American Black Vultures...they are all so very useful. Happy New Year Brian~

Lina Gustina said...

Admire your shot.
Thanks for dropping by, happy New Year.

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edenhills said...

I know turkey vultures have a bad reputation, but they are really pretty amazing. Great capture!

TheChieftess said...

I agree...perfect title!!! Very graceful in flight!!!
A bit daunting when sitting by the side of a bit of carrion....

Pia said...

Wow, a perfect action shot!