Monday, May 13, 2013
Along the San Gabriel River, near my home we have quite a number of both black and turkey vultures that roost in the evening in a few specific trees. During the day, we usually only see them gliding high up in the sky. I ran into this fellow by itself late yesterday afternoon in a lower branch near the water preening and flapping its wings. I am wondering whether it is one of this years batch of juveniles. I was able to take some pictures without the usual harsh back-light resulting from aiming the camera to the tree top.
Cropped and scaled images taken with Canon 60Da and 70-200mm/f4 L lens at ISO-2000, 1/2000sec, f/6.3.