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Gypaète Barbu
Gypaète Barbu seen when climbing Mont Charvin, in Massif des Aravis.
A male can weigh up to 6 kgs and its total wing width 285cms.
It is part of the Vulpture family.
French Alps

As I was asked earlier on, here are the technical details of the shot :
Nikon D80 with Sigma 70-300mm ; 270mm - f/8 - 1/2500 - ISO 800.

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LodewijkBeautiful

Lodewijk

Voted 10/10

Hi antoine that's a real beauty!!!
Posted Aug 7, 2008 10:07 am

AndinoRe: Beautiful

Andino

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Thank you Lo... I was really happy with the shot too ;o)
Posted Aug 7, 2008 10:16 am

HerbThis is amazing...

Herb

Voted 10/10

Congrats for this wonderful shot!
Posted Aug 8, 2008 3:06 am

AndinoRe: This is amazing...

Andino

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Danke Herb !
Posted Aug 8, 2008 7:19 am

Mark DoironRemarkable!

Mark Doiron

Voted 10/10

A shot like that is tough to get. Great job! --mark d.
Posted Aug 8, 2008 7:00 am

AndinoRe: Remarkable!

Andino

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Thanks Mark. I wad indeed pleased with the way it came out.
Posted Aug 8, 2008 7:19 am

David_HollandGreat!!!

David_Holland

Voted 10/10

With a 70-300m that beautiful bird must be very close??
Posted Aug 8, 2008 7:06 am

AndinoRe: Great!!!

Andino

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Maybe 50m away... I cropped a little to highlight the bird in the picture. Thanks for visiting !
Posted Aug 8, 2008 7:20 am

Day HikerISO / shutter speed

Day Hiker

Voted 10/10

I am curious about the 1/2500s shutter and ISO 800. Would it be a problem for subject movement or camera shake to shoot at 1/320 and ISO 100 or 1/640 and ISO 200, instead? Or did you already have the ISO at 800 before you saw the bird?
Posted Aug 8, 2008 5:19 pm

AndinoRe: ISO / shutter speed

Andino

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It was cloudy at the time and I wanted to be sure to have a sharp image with my long lens.
ISO 400 would have been enough for sure. But with a fast moving animal, you don't want to miss your chance for an ISO matter. Thanks for your interest !
Posted Aug 9, 2008 5:05 am

jtreeWow!

jtree

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I love it! Don
Posted Aug 8, 2008 8:08 pm

AndinoRe: Wow!

Andino

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Glad you do !
Thanks for passing by.
Posted Aug 9, 2008 5:05 am

MarcsoltanHands down

Marcsoltan

Voted 10/10

the best bird-in -flight photo I have seen.
Posted Oct 4, 2008 10:26 pm

AndinoRe: Hands down

Andino

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Thanks my friend !!
Posted Oct 22, 2008 8:09 am

BCJJust amazing

BCJ

Voted 10/10

The feeling of being in a place where you could even get that kind of shot is what makes me love climbing. So incredible that you were able to get such a clear photo of one of these giants in flight. Fantastic work!
Posted Oct 22, 2008 11:17 am

AndinoRe: Just amazing

Andino

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Thanks for your kind comment, much appreciated !!
Posted Nov 3, 2008 6:18 am

mck4824Amazing capture

mck4824

Voted 10/10

This is truly a great capture, ray
Posted Apr 22, 2010 2:34 pm

AndinoRe: Amazing capture

Andino

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Thanks mate !
Posted Jun 8, 2010 7:18 am

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AndinoSubmitted by Andino
on Aug 7, 2008 9:18 am

Image ID: 429298
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Lat/Lon: 45.80798°N / 6.40812°E
Object Title: Gypaète Barbu

Image Type(s): Wildlife