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Collection: birds (not blue)
Date Uploaded: Sep 10, 2009

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These are black vultures (a little less strange, but less colorful than turkey vultures.) The thing that was kind of creepy was they were sitting on a light post outside of a restaurant!

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12/18/2009 03:09:02 AM
When my friend Beverly and I would ride way out in the Texas countryside, we would ALWAYS see vultures somewhere along the way. It got to be rather humorous after awhile - we'd just call out "We aren't dead yet!" but would always think in the back of our minds that cyclists on roadways in Texas were a pretty good bet for vultures....
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12/17/2009 11:49:46 PM
They sometimes collect around the dumpsters at the local restaurants in this area too. They hunt by smell and sight, and have learned that they can sometimes get a free meal there.
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12/17/2009 10:21:29 PM
LOL maybe that's a warning to not eat there! :-) Wish there were such obliging vultures in my neighbourhood.
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09/14/2009 06:32:08 PM
Somehow I don't think a row of patient vultures outside a restaurant would make me think that was a good place to eat ;-)
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09/10/2009 11:59:34 PM
Remember those guys in Dumbo "When I See an Elephant Fly?" I can't help but chuckle. This has GREAT focus.
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09/10/2009 11:00:06 PM
Nice how they are all lined up waiting to gobble up whatever dies in front of them! Well done with respect to details. (Although on one of my monitors the vultures have halos around them - and I am sure the halos are not the result of their good deeds.)
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09/10/2009 10:00:55 PM
wow, now that's a motley crew... nature's garbage men, eh?

ETA: i like how the background is blown out, it works really well

Message edited by author 2009-09-10 22:01:58.
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09/10/2009 09:08:47 PM
LOL, good title, but i am not wanting to attend : )
I have always liked the turkey vulture.
I do wish they were not quite so dark, I would like to see them a little less dark and maybe a bit more red in their head.
Mostly tho, I like it

edit:
sorry for not reading your comment more carefully! These vultures look great, considering that they are not turkey vultures : )


Message edited by author 2009-09-10 21:19:59.
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