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On Watch, Turkey Vulture

A Turkey Vulture resting near the edge of Lake Murray, in La Mesa, CA. It's amazing how many joggers and walkers, plugged in to their cellphones or iPods, are completely blind to the world around them. This guy was just off of the paved path, and he was very hard to miss. It wasn't until I was poised on the path, with my D300s and 500mm pointed at him, that people started asking me about the big bird.

 

Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 for Nikon

Focal Length: 380 mm

Exposure: 1/1500 sec at f/8.0

ISO: 800

  

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Taken on October 29, 2010