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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Lodewijk

Lodewijk - Aug 7, 2008 10:07 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful

Hi antoine that's a real beauty!!!

Andino

Andino - Aug 7, 2008 10:16 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful

Thank you Lo... I was really happy with the shot too ;o)

Herb

Herb - Aug 8, 2008 3:06 am - Voted 10/10

This is amazing...

Congrats for this wonderful shot!

Andino

Andino - Aug 8, 2008 7:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: This is amazing...

Danke Herb !

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 8, 2008 7:00 am - Voted 10/10

Remarkable!

A shot like that is tough to get. Great job! --mark d.

Andino

Andino - Aug 8, 2008 7:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Remarkable!

Thanks Mark. I wad indeed pleased with the way it came out.

David_Holland

David_Holland - Aug 8, 2008 7:06 am - Voted 10/10

Great!!!

With a 70-300m that beautiful bird must be very close??

Andino

Andino - Aug 8, 2008 7:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!!!

Maybe 50m away... I cropped a little to highlight the bird in the picture. Thanks for visiting !

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Aug 8, 2008 5:19 pm - Voted 10/10

ISO / shutter speed

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?

Andino

Andino - Aug 9, 2008 5:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: ISO / shutter speed

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 !

jtree

jtree - Aug 8, 2008 8:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Wow!

I love it! Don

Andino

Andino - Aug 9, 2008 5:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Glad you do !
Thanks for passing by.

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Oct 4, 2008 10:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Hands down

the best bird-in -flight photo I have seen.

Andino

Andino - Oct 22, 2008 8:09 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Hands down

Thanks my friend !!

BCJ

BCJ - Oct 22, 2008 11:17 am - Voted 10/10

Just amazing

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!

Andino

Andino - Nov 3, 2008 6:18 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Just amazing

Thanks for your kind comment, much appreciated !!

mck4824

mck4824 - Apr 22, 2010 2:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing capture

This is truly a great capture, ray

Andino

Andino - Jun 8, 2010 7:18 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing capture

Thanks mate !

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