They are pretty regal. Beautiful!
They are impressive in their own way!
He certainly seems to be gawking around! LOL!xo Catherine
they really are beautiful birds. sort of like a turkey. i rather them - maybe the only one? ha. ha!! great shots "T". ( :
Wow! Stunning photographs on the Vulture... the close up shot helps reveal at details.
Regal like . . . not so pretty . . . BUT, the black of their wing is such a beautiful, soft, smooth, charcoal black fluff. Top pictures show it off!
Love that... rubbernecking..... They do look like that don't they
He looks proud. Guess he doesn't know the opinion most folks have of his kind!
Great captures! I've seen many of these guys on my travels in the Americas.
Absolutely incredible close ups of the vulture Tex.Is there food around there for him to scavenge..!where do they sleep at night.!xx val
Really great photos....he reminds me of an old gent in a black frock coat.
I never thought I'd call a buzzard handsome but you've brought out the best in this guy!
Few can rubber neck as well as a Black Vulture!
crazy bird - great shots.
Hheel mooi.maar hebben jullie daar geen last van?
They are very interesting birds after I get over the creepy factor! Our turkey vultures are coming back for the summer, we have seen one.
this vulture has a prettier head than the ones we have here, ours are kind of orange looking with lumps on them
awesome! vultures always remind me of the old snow white. the ride at disneyland used to scare me, all those vultures!
He is certainly black with little color variation except the texture of his feathers.
The second pic is amazing. Kind of strange looking aren't they? Have a wonderful Wednesday.Best wishes Molly
Quite a handsome beast really! I love the colour of him :)
If you ask me, he's not a pretty bird, but quite personable. :-)
...rubbernecking! Haha! ...that aside, I think he has his eye on you! Cool birds...we have more of the Turkey Vultures here, but the Black Vultures are becoming more numerous.
Vultures don't have feathers on their heads so they can more easily stick their head in the chest cavity of their "dinners".
Although vultures may not have the best connotation in society, they are still beautiful creatures and a true necessity for keeping the planet "clean" of decay. You have depicted him here as noble and handsome!
After I see them The Red Pony always comes to mind.
How on earth did you get such straight on shots? Amazing pictures of a necessary bird!
Morning Tex it is nasty out here this morning I am soaking wet after feeding time.WOW these are great shots it always makes me nervous when Vultures look me in the eye I wonder what he is thinking. Too many westerns as a child no doubt. Hug B
Stunning pictures again.....nice work.Greetings, Joop
he is saying 'what? gimme a break, gulls do it all the time'
It is Socrates of the vultures.
If you had a mouse on your shoulder, I think he would have attacked you. He looks like he's looking for his next meal.
Good shots, but they're not the most attractive bird.
Nasty hook on that beak, I'd hate to have that tear into my leg!
Just sitting around while looking for it's next clean up job! Like the close-ups!
I have always found vultures to be beautiful birds. Lovely photos :)
Amazing shots of a fascinating bird!
They do have a important job on this earth don't they. Cleaning up after nature. He's a pretty good lookin guy! Great photos girl!
LOL,LOL, rubber necker. Too funny. I do believe they are some the creepiest creatures alive. They do, however, help keep the world clean, I suppose!
Great photos! I saw one in a field yesterday on my way to the dentist.
Reminds me of me favorite Gary Larson cartoon:Two buzzards sitting in a tree, one turns to the other and says, "Patience hell, I'm going to kill something!"
WAU - it's something of a bird ..... :)
Ha! He was "SO" proud to have his photo taken! LOL. Nice images.
I would love that view...but not if I had to have that face. :)
Wow! Fantastic photography of one nature's gems! thanks for your comments ^_^
Beautiful birds and photos are wonderful.
Fascinating birds....and now that I've learned more about them....not so fearsome!
He's got his eye on something!
Funny how God made these scavangers look so different from other birds. Sense of humor?
Handsome fellow! Thanks for keeping things clean for us, vultures!
A much needed bird in our environment. But soooooo ugly! Great pics
I must say he's scary or intimidating I guess is a better word! Heidi
I always love Vulture shots. Too bad he wasn't doing that solar thing with his wings. I thought maybe he was going to do that.
I rather like vultures.I always remember when Snoopy played at being a vulture. Made me laugh
What a handsome bird.
He's definitely giving you the eye.
These are such fun photos!
Who is checking out who??? You or him?? Great captures as always!
Ha! Rubbernecking for sure! I think he was waiting for something to drop dead!
I thought vultures were supposed to be butt ugly. This guy is not!!
He's a rugged looking bird. Nice series - especially with his dark feathers making it difficult to distinguish the details. Well done.
Know what? Vultures are beautiful too! Great shots, as always!
Looks to me that his discerning eyes are locked on a target. lol
hmmmm not sure I can say he's handsome but there is an "aire" about him.Felicia
Vultures always remind me of a crossbreed of some sort. Rubbernecking - lol!
He looks a biggie.
Do these have the white under their wings?We are having trouble with them being very aggressive and attacking calves and cattle that may be down.They are beautiful and serve a purpose but the aggression I could do without.Fantastic pictures as usual.
LOVE that last shot. Makes me smile.
Rubbernecking - LOL!
always looking for something... or someone.
He's ready to land on anything that doesn't move! The 'rubbernecking' is kind of especially funny to me because near here, in the Everglades, the black vultures eat rubber (there are actually warning signs posted in the park.)
Rubbernecking...you are so funny. I think the vultures are photogenic creatures. Such interesting features. You got quite a lot of angles of this one. I saw a white-faced one a while back, but couldn't get one decent shot. You did great!
Once again you have made that guy look way good - royality even - gives a bird respect it does!
I bet his view is awesome!
Spectacular photos! Hugs Ailime
Wygląda groźnie stojąc na palu i na tle szarego nieba. Pozdrawiam.It looks scary standing on the pitch and against the gray sky. Yours.
Wow, I'm glad we don't have those here! The starlings, grackles and hawks are trouble enough!
Bird's necks have a great turning radius! Great shots, did you shinny up the pole?
T, an ugly sucker, huh!
intruiging to see up close like you did
Black beauty, wow, nice catching.
Wow!! What a bird....beautiful or ugly I dont know
Such a cool bird!! Great photos of him to! :)
Big, black and powerful. Great images.
How nice pictures .. Impressive!!! Greetings.
This is a huge vulture. Beautiful photo. :)We would like to greet you and wish you a nice day. :)
Great captures Tex!Cute bird!!!Dimi..
I think he is beautiful! What great shots :)
Excellent capture♫ Very imposing. My Rurality effort: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/02/fun-with-sundials.html
when we see these guys flying over we get to checking.
Wonder what he can see?!
Hope you kept breathing while taking your shots.
They aren't the prettiest bird, but they are interesting.
It seems like lots of people are photographing Black Vultures lately. That's a great perch! I think these guys are even more ominous than their Turkey cousins. Great shots!
I dunno...they scare me!
They must feel special up there... like they are on top of the world. Great shots!
He has a rather noble look about him.
He looks like he was waiting for his next meal.
Did you get a new lens? email me. :)
You know, for a vulture, he is a handsome fellow. I really like the perspective of your second photo!
These are so neat! I love that close-up in the second photo. And the rubbernecking. So cute.
He is something else. We saw a vulture at the Caldwell Zoo Monday that was incredible with his oranges and purplish colors on his head. They are different critters. blessings ~ tanna
Looks like he's eyeing something.
Hi TexWisI bounced over from Our Neck of the Woods and am now your newest follower. Your photos are lovely and your macro work is awesome! We have turkey vultures and they are big like this guy. Wondering if he is thinking about lunch?Looking forward to visiting often.Jen
Careful, T~ looks like he has his eye on you! *haha*
This bird's thinking, "I am the power." Great shots.
Dearest Theresa,He's sitting there very proud as being in charge of making life's circle round. The vultures clean up the carcasses in nature and recycle well.Hugs,Mariette
Ah, you have one too! Cool pictures.You asked me about link-ups and I must admit I don't know how they are linked. I do participate in City Daily Photo but that's done through Facebook.
On our drive Monday, we came across four vultures just sitting on an old falling in shed...and I got out of the truck to try to get a good shot...and again, it doesn't hold a candle to yours...but I was so excited to get them in a picture. I'm going to go post it now.
Dearest Theresa,Oh, they are only from TV for me p;)How proudly he sits there☆☆☆ I wonder if there might be a case of attacking humans. (just clean up the carcasses in nature; hehe, thanks to the Mariette new word for me)PS> Thank you very much for the sweet comment. I wish I could know how to let the camera do the work(^^;) Still don't have the courage to buy SLR. Last night one of my students suggested me using the applications of mobile phone to make the blurry back. Well, when finding time. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*
Jeg kom bare lige forbi.Gode billeder.Tak for kigget.Ha´ en dejlig dag.
Really amazing animals, beautiful pictures!Nice dayCrissi
He's a big guy! Yikes!!
You were so close to this bird. Wow!Amazing shotsGreetingsAngela
I believe I will look up when walking beneath power poles!
What lovely shots!
I Love these birds!
Nothing like knowing you OWN everything you can see! :-)
They get a bad rap- these black vultures clean up the road-kill so we don't have messy cars and slippery roads.
Vultures and buzzards aren't much to look at when just standing around, but when they fly, they are amazing...
He's wondering if he'd like fries with you.Hate those things! Henry loses his mind when they just sit and stare from the telephone poles.
My least favorite scavenger bird...but you actually make him look quite stately! Nice shots!
Hi Theresa, King of the Castle!!!! Rubber-necking is a great way to describe him....Hugs,Betsy
Extraordinary! He's a might intimidating, isn't he?
I would definitely not want to be in this guy's sightline if I were a wee eatable animal. An impressive specimen. Awesome captures. genie
I find them majestic despite of what others might say.
Good shots! We have the Turkey Vulture here and I do think they are uglier than yours.
he looks like he was enjoying having his photo taken.he is so impressive, as are your photos!
That hooked beak is fierce. They're like the enforcers of the bird world. :-)
Great close ups! I like watching Black Vultures!
Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #4' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #5...
Blech! Vultures give me the creeps. They are excellent photos though!
This bird is so ugly; it's beautiful. One of my favorites to see out in the wild!
Rubbernecking sure is a good description!
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