A surprise - Circling San Francisco

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  1. AMc

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    I was looking for a cityscape for a competition when I zoomed in on this one.
    I took 1000's of shots during a month long road trip of the Western USA last year. I did a 1st pass "best of" selection and clearly didn't look closely at this one.

    I hadn't even noticed these birds when I reviewed these shots from August 2013.
    The shot is cropped, straightened and normalised in GIMP.

    Shot from about a mile away on something like the 14th floor of the Holiday Inn on Van Ness Avenue through the window using a 40-150mm Olympus lens on an E-PL5 camera
     
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    Well spotted (eventually ;)) - hard to tell but they look as if they are pretty bid birds...
     
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    Very big, probably Turkey Vultures which have a wing span of 160-180cm (63–72 inches) according to Wikipedia.
    We saw a lot from the road but quite an amazing thing to see right in the middle of the city. I had spotted the birds from the hotel room but didn't realise I'd managed to get a snap!
     
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    100% crop of the sharper bird in case anyone is interested :)
     

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