Friday, May 15, 2009

Vulture approach and landing

The Nikon is very fast on taking photos and took 5 pictures in 8 seconds showing the bird on approach and after it landed 2 seconds later.

The vulture used the wind to almost hover in front of the rock and then side slip onto the rock, not like an eagle or hawk would land. But vultures are more of a soaring bird and was using the wind coming out of the valley giving it good lift along this ridge.

I had the camera too close again and missed the top of the open wings so set it back 8 more inches. Most cameras would have missed this sequence because of the longer delay between photos. Only took 2 seconds for the vulture to land on the rock, it stayed for another photo and then was soaring, all within 8 seconds, much quicker than a 10 second delay on double picture mode.


At 10:03 PM, Blogger Camera Trap Codger said...

You got it! Great results.


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