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Helen Betts | all galleries >> Around Hungary > Tatabánya: Hungary's largest Turul
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Tatabánya: Hungarys largest Turul
20-NOV-2011

Tatabánya: Hungary's largest Turul

The Turul is the most important bird in the origin myth of the Magyars (Hungarian people). It is a divine messenger, and perches on top of the tree of life along with the other spirits of unborn children in the form of birds. The Turul became a symbol of power, strength, and nobility, and it is still used today on the coat of arms of the Hungarian Army and the Office of National Security. (from Wikipedia)

We have seen this bird many times from the freeway below, but never realized just how enormous it really was. Nor did we know there was a crown on its head!

Nikon D700
1/80s f/6.3 at 70.0mm iso500 full exif

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Buba Jafarli26-Mar-2012 04:59
An interesting symbol of the glorious past... Great capture! V.
Zoltán Balogh03-Dec-2011 15:30
Beautifully composed Helen, outstanding! V
bill friedlander01-Dec-2011 01:57
Perfect exposure for the details in the dark surface. Thanks for the interesting background description. V
John Reynolds28-Nov-2011 22:25
Impressive capture. V.
Vickie BROWN28-Nov-2011 17:39
Excellent scene and thanks for sharing the information, Helen.
Betty Vlasiu27-Nov-2011 18:01
Excellent shot with superb details.
John Hamers26-Nov-2011 23:16
Great shot, looks massive and impressive by the nice pov !!
joseantonio26-Nov-2011 20:56
I love the information given with your shots