Vultures - usually a bad omen?

Utata's summer project 2015 invites breaking compositional rules. This view of vultures sunning themselves at dawn was metered on the tree before moving to let the sun through the foliage. I am reminded of countless Western movies that employ vultures and hot sun imagery to build dramatic tension.

Project category:
Into the light — "shoot directly into the sun, a lamp, the eye of Sauron, …"