Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A contrast in beauty - Swan and the Turkey Vulture


"It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. "
Aesop, The Jay and the PeacockGreek slave & fable author (620 BC - 560 BC)





11 comments:

The Birdlady said...

Oh my! OK, I guess his mothr thinks he's cute..lol

Nick S said...

wow , that Turkey Vulture is awesome :-)

Bird Girl said...

Great turkey vulture image!!! They are quite difficult to get and you did a wonderful job! Like the swan, too.

Shellmo said...

Birdlady - lol - only a mother would, right?!

Nick - thank you - I do think they're interesting birds.

Bird girl - Thanks! He was feeding on a carcass so he did allow me to get a little close to snap a couple pics. Still learning how to work my camera though...I think the image is too light.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I never see the vultures except high overhead. Nice photos you got here. Thanks for visiting my birds blog.

Sandpiper said...

Gorgeous pictures! The swan is graceful and beautiful, but the vulture is graceful in flight. Both noble birds in their own way.

Stacey Huston said...

Beauty is all in how you look at things.. great post.. thanks for sharing your wonderful pics..

Gwen Buchanan said...

So glad to see both birds... but it is so unsusual to see Vultures out this way... I just caught one myself having a bit of roadkill porcupine yesterday... He didn't want to move away from it either.. I was so excited... crazy head... gorgeous wingspan!!

Sandy said...

Great photos...Love that turkey vulture!

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Shellmo said...

Abe - many thanks!

Sandpiper - I completely agree with your comments.

Stacey - I wish I could have you teach me how to use my camera so I can take photos half as good as yours! (Or sandpipers for that matter too!)

Gwen & sandy - thank you for coming by!!

Eco Enthusiast said...

The turkey vulture has his own inner beauty. Great photos!