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All right, three animals in a row

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Vulture on Power Lines 5094

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No cactus or broomweed or palafoxia this time, nor any animal as small as in insect, but a vulture on a metal bar that’s part of the large power lines running across a swath of my Great Hills neighborhood in northwest Austin. The vulture had been sunning itself with outstretched wings when I noticed it, but by the time I switched from the macro lens of the previous photographs to a telephoto lens, the vulture had folded its wings. Why, then, are they open here? Because as I walked closer, the vulture, even though it was up so high, grew wary of lowly me and made movements as if to fly away, which it soon did.

The date was August 22nd, and this ended my morning photo session beneath the power lines west of Morado Circle.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 27, 2013 at 6:04 AM

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