On the afternoon of May 8, 2009, some members of our group decided to visit Alquezar, a hilltop village in the province of Huesca, located in the foothills of the Pyrenees. While we were waiting for the Santa Marķa la Mayor collegiate church to open for tours, we watched the birds flying in the river valley below. The Griffon Vulture was one of them. This vulture is a huge bird, bigger than most large eagles. The adult has a yellowish bill along with a white head and neck and long fingers (see photo). It was a beautiful day with clear skies and temperatures in the 80's.

Model NIKON D80
Orientation top, left side
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Y Resolution 1/72 inches
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Software CAMEDIA Master 4.3
Date/Time 2009:06:07 21:16:45
YCbCr Positioning Datum point
Exposure Time 1/2000 sec
F-Number F5.6
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ISO Speed Ratings 100
Exif Version 2.21
Date/Time Original 2009:05:08 16:12:48
Date/Time Digitized 2009:05:08 16:12:48
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Max Aperture Value F5.7
Metering Mode Spot
Light Source Unknown
Flash No flash fired
Focal Length 400.0 mm
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NIKON Makernote
Interoperability Index Recommended Exif Interoperability Rules (ExifR98)
Interoperability Version 1.00
generated by EXIF-O-Matic on 2009.9.21