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"I believe I can fly"...
Alpine choughs ("Alpendohlen") flying over the haze covering Salzburg and Upper Bavaria. The two peaks looming out of the haze are Hochstaufen and Zwiesel. Further in the distance, the Chiemgau Alps. Photo taken on April 4th, 2013 from Salzburger Hochthron on the Untersberg.

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TimBI've seen a bunch

TimB

Voted 10/10

of those fellas on the Zugspitze, Eric.
However, I thought they were Rooks? I wonder if the Chough is related to the Rook?

Beautiful photo, by the way!
Posted Apr 5, 2013 10:34 pm

EricChuRe: I've seen a bunch

EricChu

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Hi Tim! Thanks for your compliment! These are not rooks though - they look quite different. The alpine chough has a very different beak!
Cheers,
Eric
Posted Apr 6, 2013 5:19 am

TimBRe: I've seen a bunch

TimB

Voted 10/10

Thanks, Eric.
Yes, there is a big difference in the looks of those two species. What I saw on the Zugspitze was indeed the Chough.

Posted Apr 6, 2013 12:09 pm

NoonduelerThe one lower left

Noondueler

Voted 10/10

looks like a stealth bomber.
Fine capture Eric!
Posted Apr 11, 2013 11:35 pm

EricChuRe: The one lower left

EricChu

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Thanks Windsor! Yes, they do get that aspect sometimes - this one for instance!
Cheers,
Eric
Posted Apr 12, 2013 5:34 am

MarmadukeReally nice!!

Marmaduke

Voted 10/10

Did you have to wait long to get the shot? Getting the birds in the frame adds to the photo tremendously.
Posted Apr 18, 2013 7:47 pm

EricChuRe: Really nice!!

EricChu

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It took some time, yes - and a lot of repeated trying...Was a bit of a "hit-and-miss"-affair...
Thanks for your comment and your 10/10 (!) vote!
Cheers,
Eric
Posted Apr 19, 2013 7:09 am

anitareal

anita

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are those real?
Posted Apr 18, 2013 8:30 pm

EricChuRe: real

EricChu

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I believe my photo montage is so perfect that even with the most highly sophisticated and modern scanning methods one would not be able to detect any traces! :D
Posted Apr 19, 2013 7:26 am

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EricChuSubmitted by EricChu
on Apr 5, 2013 6:10 pm

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