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The Mean Look

Is this a buzzard? I really should have taken note of the signs near the enclosures! Moments after I took this photo he was thrown some raw meat and went at it with gusto.
Pictured in the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago.

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. It rained, it snowed, it was cold. Brrrr! I stayed in with family and had a lovely dinner, delicious chocolate Swiss roll and relaxed for the day. Sorry, no photos of the parade this year, but here are some photos of the 2004 parade, the last one I was at!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 255mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/320s

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

7 replies on “The Mean Look”

All you guys are wrong. This is a Cinereous Vulture. Wingspan is 9-10 feet. And, yes, it can fly in the outdoor exhibit is shares with it’s mate (which you didn’t get a picture of). At least the person who took the picture admitted that he should have taken note of the signage nearby which clearly states that it is a Cinereous Vulture. There are always signs to tell you what you’re looking at if you take the time to read them.

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