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Condor moment

Something I never thought I would do,take a shot of a Condor...Never mind from above!

Taken from, 'Navajo bridge' Marble Canyon,A.Z. U.S.A.  Close to the Vermillion cliffs, where

they have had a conservation program for these magnificent birds, which when fully grown can

have a ten foot wing span, you can see the identity tags on the wings. What a sight they were !

 

 

Condor moment

Something I never thought I would do,take a shot of a Condor...Never mind from above!

Taken from, 'Navajo bridge' Marble Canyon,A.Z. U.S.A.  Close to the Vermillion cliffs, where

they have had a conservation program for these magnificent birds, which when fully grown can

have a ten foot wing span, you can see the identity tags on the wings. What a sight they were !

 

 

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Mar 2014, 00:34
Fantastic bonus,Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Ray.
I love this - with his own shadow! Great job, Frank! Gotta love that song, too!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Elizabeth,yes, I had forgotten it 'til I put the photo up! Thanks for the help. smile
Great job frank....reminds me of an 80',s film i watched as a kid.....condorman.......lol thats the 80's for you smile
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Shane, that rings a vague bell...smile
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 20 Mar 2014, 06:27
How exciting, Frank - yes, it's the sort of thing one wouldn't ever expect to do!
Frank L Croston.: It was,Elisabeth, we were both thrilled,they literally came out of the blue. smile
  • Chris
  • Bathampton
  • 20 Mar 2014, 07:24
Blimey - I thought it was a Crow Frank!
Frank L Croston.: Slightly bigger, Chris, unfortunately, nothing to give it scale.
a rather good ornithological approach to feathered wings, Frank
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Juan Carlos.
Very good Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Cheers, Bud.
Two treats, Frank. The condor shot is simply amazing, especially with the shadow included. The other treat is the Simon & Garfunkel song I like best.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Mary, I can only claim credit for one of them. smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Mar 2014, 09:25
Brilliant! I've never seen up this close. I remember a BBC series "Flight of the Condor".
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Alan,yes, I remember that.
... with a great reflection too.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Jacquelyn.
El Condor Pasa, a great song
Frank L Croston.: Yes it is, Chantal.
An amazing piece of image Frank!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Aderonke.
Beautiful photo, Frank... such majestic creatures...
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Larry, indeed they are.
Great shot, and so unusual to see a bird in flight image from above.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Brian, yes, I was so lucky.
Great picture and a great song
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Bill, glad you like them.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Mar 2014, 19:41
What an experience, a great picture Frank
Frank L Croston.: Indeed it was,Anne, thank you.
Wow - now I'm REALLY envious! Not of the pic but of the opportunity to see those great birds!
Frank L Croston.: I was so pleased to see them,Tom, we both were ! It was a thrill.

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