Friday, April 29, 2011

FLYday - Turkey Vulture Chimney Top Take Off

Turkey Vulture, Chimney Top Take Off

Turkey Vulture Taking Off From Chimney Top, Phippsburg, Maine April 18, 2011

An homage to what our feathered friends do best, fly.


  1. Good capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. up up and away....nice capture Robin.

  3. Great shot! Interesting composition, Robin.

  4. Hilke, Gary and Blair, thanks for this. At first glance, I didn't realize it was a Turkey Vulture, just something big and odd. The poor guy did a little dance up there before take off. Do you suppose the chimney was hot?

  5. You do the best color in your photos! You caught that moment when the vulture's landing gear is headed toward its "up and locked" position. Very nice.
    Indelible Ink
    April 29, 2011 12:56 PM

  6. this could do with a slight cropping at the top and bottom? R~
    April 29, 2011 12:59 PM

  7. Is it me.... or is that tail going into "up" position to ....... "flip us the bird!?!?!?!" Love it! I've actually seen one of those as it was about to take off. They are HUGE! Thank you
    Chrissie Pissie
    April 29, 2011 01:47 PM

  8. Great photo--color and composition!

  9. Robin I really like the way you showed the height and shadow of the chimney. It must be an extremely tall one because it makes the TV look small? Or is it the angle?