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Distortedsoundz
26-09-2011, 10:26 PM
Hello everyone
So yesterday I was taking a bit of a tour through a historical graveyard here in Philadelphia with one of my gal pals and suddenly two turkey vultures soared up together and landed right on the shoulders of these two super high angel tombstones, I captured these majestic creatures here with my camera...
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2186/908711/9359639/398647676.jpg
I'm in love with this image!

So, turkey vultures are not exactly common around Philadelphia, not extraordinarily rare, but you really do not see them very often at all, and what perfect timing. Vultures happen to be one of my favorite birds, I even sponsored one a few years ago.

A part of me is thinking that this may very well be a sign from the other side, I would love to know the spiritual meaning of these lovely creatures if anyone is willing to share.
Thanks

Silver
26-09-2011, 10:39 PM
You are a lucky gal, wonderful picture. What's the name of the cemetery? I grew up in nc PA, and miss the wide open woodsyness; in so CA now. I can't help you with any spiritual meaning, but I identify metaphysically, I guess, with crows, bluejays, sparrows mainly...oh and seagulls.

Distortedsoundz
26-09-2011, 10:47 PM
It was Laurel Hill cemetery. It is a rather large national cemetery here and I always wanted to give it a good look and I finally did. :) I feel honored that they showed up for this picture!

Apakhana Akshobhya
26-09-2011, 10:48 PM
LOL! Good pic. They are hunting. They fly together and sit on the highest perch they can find, which in this case happens to be the statues, and they look for dying animals or recently killed carrion.

I just saw 3 of them the other day actually. they were ripping apart a dead racoon! Lol. They aren't afraid of oyu either, they weren't quick to get out of the way of the truck.

Time
26-09-2011, 11:12 PM
I just have to say, that picture is kinda creepy LOL. The birds are almost mirror images of eachother. I like that picture, you should use it as your avatar!!

Distortedsoundz
27-09-2011, 12:03 AM
They must have been on the lookout for Sunday dinner in this picture then!

LOL! Good pic. They are hunting. They fly together and sit on the highest perch they can find, which in this case happens to be the statues, and they look for dying animals or recently killed carrion.

I just saw 3 of them the other day actually. they were ripping apart a dead racoon! Lol. They aren't afraid of oyu either, they weren't quick to get out of the way of the truck.

Distortedsoundz
27-09-2011, 12:05 AM
I would so use it as my avatar but I don't think that they would show up so well. It IS a pretty creepy image, but really neat at the same time!

I just have to say, that picture is kinda creepy LOL. The birds are almost mirror images of eachother. I like that picture, you should use it as your avatar!!

blackraven
27-09-2011, 12:06 AM
Hello everyone
So yesterday I was taking a bit of a tour through a historical graveyard here in Philadelphia with one of my gal pals and suddenly two turkey vultures soared up together and landed right on the shoulders of these two super high angel tombstones, I captured these majestic creatures here with my camera...
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2186/908711/9359639/398647676.jpg
I'm in love with this image!

So, turkey vultures are not exactly common around Philadelphia, not extraordinarily rare, but you really do not see them very often at all, and what perfect timing. Vultures happen to be one of my favorite birds, I even sponsored one a few years ago.

A part of me is thinking that this may very well be a sign from the other side, I would love to know the spiritual meaning of these lovely creatures if anyone is willing to share.
Thanks

Distortedsoundz - This event and photo is amazing. I've included a link to a website below that has information on the vulture and its meaning. I definitely don't think this was a coincidental meeting. It was great that you got a photo before they flew off. Thanks for sharing.

http://www.whats-your-sign.com/bird-meaning-vulture.html

Blackraven

Distortedsoundz
27-09-2011, 12:34 AM
Thank you for the great link Blackraven.
Yep, they just floated over to the tombstones, paused for a little and one flew off after a bit and the other just looked out. I am excited over this one :)

Distortedsoundz - This event and photo is amazing. I've included a link to a website below that has information on the vulture and its meaning. I definitely don't think this was a coincidental meeting. It was great that you got a photo before they flew off. Thanks for sharing.

http://www.whats-your-sign.com/bird-meaning-vulture.html

Blackraven

blackraven
27-09-2011, 12:52 AM
Thank you for the great link Blackraven.
Yep, they just floated over to the tombstones, paused for a little and one flew off after a bit and the other just looked out. I am excited over this one :)

Distoredsoundz - Your welcome. You have to admit the juxtaposition of the black vultures (often associated with death since they are carrion birds) on top of the white angels (which appears to those at death to guide them) is just too unreal. The composition is remarkable. A highly spiritual photo, that's for sure. I'd definitely frame that one! Can you tell I'm a photographer? :smile:

Blackraven

nightowl
27-09-2011, 01:48 AM
Hello everyone
So yesterday I was taking a bit of a tour through a historical graveyard here in Philadelphia with one of my gal pals and suddenly two turkey vultures soared up together and landed right on the shoulders of these two super high angel tombstones, I captured these majestic creatures here with my camera...
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2186/908711/9359639/398647676.jpg
I'm in love with this image!

So, turkey vultures are not exactly common around Philadelphia, not extraordinarily rare, but you really do not see them very often at all, and what perfect timing. Vultures happen to be one of my favorite birds, I even sponsored one a few years ago.

A part of me is thinking that this may very well be a sign from the other side, I would love to know the spiritual meaning of these lovely creatures if anyone is willing to share.
Thanks

The turkey vulture is an amazing spiritual animal and has been for centuries, one of my animal guides is a turkey vulture. Here is some info that may give you some insight;

Vulture-Buzzard:

Buzzard or Vulture teaches the power of purification of the mind, body and spirit. Vulture aids accomplishing tasks through great patience and vision, using your sense of smell and discernment, and how to glide and soar with your own energy. He teaches efficiency in actions and promises that changes are imminent. He shows how to restore harmony of thoughts and feelings so one can reach new heights with little effort. Buzzards will aid in uncovering truths, clarifying previous conceptions, and allow to see and hear subtle hidden qualities using intuition and awareness. Buzzard can teach confidence and the ability to stand with dignity and soar with clarity and purpose. He shows how to seek a new and heightened vision while increasing sensitivity. It is time to soar above your perceived limitations. Are you currently undergoing an internal death and rebirth cycle? Are you ready to assert your actions from your ideas? Buzzard will aid in transforming knowledge to bring the unconscious to conscious and teach how to soar above it and bring the transformation you are needing at this time. Are you ready for these lessons of awakening?

http://www.starstuffs.com/animal_totems/dictionary_of_birds.htm

This site has a good bit of info;

http://sped2work.tripod.com/totem.html


Happy hunting, hope you gain some insight. :smile:

Distortedsoundz
27-09-2011, 02:27 AM
The other one I took is actually a bit clearer and better and both vultures are facing each other. I uploaded the wrong one by accident but it is still great nonetheless. I am a big fan of birds of prey/flesh eating birds. Funny, I am a vegetarian. I too do photography. I still use 35mm film but this was digital. Thank you!

Distoredsoundz - Your welcome. You have to admit the juxtaposition of the black vultures (often associated with death since they are carrion birds) on top of the white angels (which appears to those at death to guide them) is just too unreal. The composition is remarkable. A highly spiritual photo, that's for sure. I'd definitely frame that one! Can you tell I'm a photographer? :smile:

Blackraven

Distortedsoundz
27-09-2011, 02:28 AM
Thank you for the great links! Lucky you to have a turkey vulture, they are awfully smart and handsome ;)

The turkey vulture is an amazing spiritual animal and has been for centuries, one of my animal guides is a turkey vulture. Here is some info that may give you some insight;



http://www.starstuffs.com/animal_totems/dictionary_of_birds.htm

This site has a good bit of info;

http://sped2work.tripod.com/totem.html


Happy hunting, hope you gain some insight. :smile:

mattie
27-09-2011, 02:33 AM
They are huge.

scorpiowitch66
27-09-2011, 03:50 PM
Hi Distortedsoundz from fellow a delaware valley resident! (south Jersey)

That is a great pic! Glad you got some tips on what they represent. I see a little flock of them every time I drive the AC expressway which is almost everyday because I live right off an exit... I wondered what they represent many times and glad to hear they are not all doom and gloom, lol

Distortedsoundz
27-09-2011, 08:32 PM
Oh so you are pretty close to me!

I did not think that they were all doom and gloom, people misunderstand these great creatires. I think that everything has its place on this earth! I love the info I got on them.


Hi Distortedsoundz from fellow a delaware valley resident! (south Jersey)

That is a great pic! Glad you got some tips on what they represent. I see a little flock of them every time I drive the AC expressway which is almost everyday because I live right off an exit... I wondered what they represent many times and glad to hear they are not all doom and gloom, lol

scorpiowitch66
28-09-2011, 06:28 PM
Oh so you are pretty close to me!

I did not think that they were all doom and gloom, people misunderstand these great creatires. I think that everything has its place on this earth! I love the info I got on them.

Yep :O) was just in Philly last Saturday...

This morning, the flock was very close to the road (ahh!) and I got a good look at them. They actually real live turkeys! LOL

Greyeyes
01-11-2011, 03:47 AM
The turkey vultures are also known as Peace Eagles. When the battle is over, when the fighting is done, the Peace Eagles come to bring peace and clean up the mess. What dramas or conflicts were coming to an end in your life?

Sentientno1
01-11-2011, 04:29 AM
The turkey vultures are also known as Peace Eagles. When the battle is over, when the fighting is done, the Peace Eagles come to bring peace and clean up the mess. What dramas or conflicts were coming to an end in your life?

Have never heard them called peace eagles before. That strikes a chord in me. Thanks Grey.

nightowl
01-11-2011, 05:15 AM
I have never heard this before either Sent, I do like the image it brings to mind.

Native spirit
01-11-2011, 08:45 AM
:smile: The photo is great i dont think its a creepy photo i have heard of the peace eagle, for me its Blackcrows whereever i go they are there,when i buried my husband every headstone in the cemetry had crows sitting o n them, they only went when i left.

Namaste

Emmalevine
01-11-2011, 11:40 AM
I love the photo, thanks for sharing.