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Condor.

As I drove round a bend on Route 1, just outside of Big Sur, California, this chap floated over the cliff face and tried to get into the car. With a wing span of over six feet, I think he would have found it a little cramped.

I stopped the car and the condors turned and completed three more circuits before drifting off to some other place, gliding on the thermals created by the beautiful pacific ocean.

The photograph was shot using the Normal settings on a Canon EOS 400d (Kiss X); F/11; 1/500 Sec; ISO 400; Average Metering Mode; 125 mm Focal Length; -0.7 (-2/3 of a stop) Exposure Compensation; Sigma DC 18-200 F3.5-6.3 Lens. This picture was put together using Adobe photoshop CS3.