Two recyclers

February 18, 2018  •  1 Comment

Two Black Vultures, 216Two Black Vultures, 216

Normally, I try to offer the best of the best in the daily image collection, but that always is predicated on having the right camera in the most perfect of situations. This isn't to cast aspersions on my old and trustworthy Fuji semi-supertelephoto point and shoot—I love that camera and it has sometimes been the tool with which I've taken close to perfect pictures. This afternoon, however, right about dusk, I'm not sure that any camera would have been able to capture, tack-sharp, this pair of Black Vultures that had been interrupted as they fed on a road-kill opossum. It was my car that did the interrupting, and it was through the windshield of the Prius, which I was driving very slowly as I attempted to focus the Fuji on the birds as we were both in motion, that this image was captured. Yes, I know I shouldn't have been driving, even at a snail's pace, and shooting at the same time. But the birds would have spooked had I stopped the car and gotten out to focus... and I was being ever so careful. I think the picture justifies the breach of highway etiquette. I'm forever grateful that I live in an area with so little traffic.


I thought vultures were migrants. Haven't seen any around lately.
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