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Andean Condor

Posted by
Sarito (Basingstoke, United Kingdom) on 14 June 2009 in Animal & Insect.

This shot was the most difficult of them all, the bird was sitting on top of a tree inside its enclosure, making it difficult to see. Hence the not very good quality photo..:).

Series of photos from recent visit to Chessington Zoo, London.

Canon EOS REBEL XSi 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 200 163 mm

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LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

What an UGLY bird, but a great shot though

14 Jun 2009 5:30am

@LESLIE: Very ugly indeed.. Thanks Leslie!

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Zoo photography is not so easy at all! This is another very good shot. Sad to find the tight crop.

14 Jun 2009 8:26am

@mohkum: Thanks Mohkum, Sorry about the tight crop.. everything else around it was quite distracting!!

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very good shot. I like the background !

14 Jun 2009 9:00am

@Loner: Thank you very much!

Shutterbug from Chennai, India

Is that background natural... very interesting!

14 Jun 2009 10:53am

@Shutterbug: yes it is natural.. Thanks for your comment!

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice UGLY shot

14 Jun 2009 11:06am

@amirreza: Thank you Amir!

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

I think it's a great shot; it is sharp and the background is perfect to make us focus on this horrible ugly thing! (I am sure his mother still loves him though). Good one.

14 Jun 2009 1:32pm

@MrsAmber: Thank you MrsA!

Ajay from Pune, India

I think the quality is just fine. Looks also very nature colour tone.

14 Jun 2009 2:14pm

@Ajay: Thanks Ajay!

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Very good shot!. Lovely and ugly bird. Well done! ;-)

14 Jun 2009 8:13pm

@Lalena: Thank you Lalena!

eva from Rouen, France

Impressionnant !

14 Jun 2009 8:57pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nice light on the tip of his beak.

15 Jun 2009 2:22am

EstherK from Kota Kinabalu, SABAH, Malaysian Borneo, Malaysia

Wow. Its a condor :-) The background is nice - that aside, I love this profile you captured. It may have been a difficult shot but it came through great!

16 Jun 2009 12:32am

@EstherK: Thanks again Esther!!

Simply Col from Winnipeg, Canada

Amazing face... probably only attractive to another Condor, but amazing none the less.

19 Jun 2009 12:47pm

ammmmmmm from United States

a beautiful bird

17 Sep 2009 11:28pm

gege from United States

soft white feathers
nice wings :-( :-)

17 Sep 2009 11:32pm

gege from China

kaeb ecin a tahw
read this through the mirror
ecaf ylims

17 Sep 2009 11:35pm

1/200 second
ISO 200
163 mm