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Jackass Penguin

Jackass Penguin
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital JPEG
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-23 16:57
Viewed: 5063
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
English: African or Jackass Penguin
Latin: Spheniscus demersus
Dutch: Brilpinguin or Zwartvoetpinguin

This pinguin was on its way to the colony of Boulder Bay, near Simonstown.
It's a very common to locally abundant endemic resident species. Black and white facial pattern and white encircling black bar; sometimes with a double bar.
The call is a donkey-like braying, heard mostly at night.
Single or in groups in coastal waters or colonies on offshore islands and mainland beaches. 63 cm.

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  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-03-23 17:03]

Hi Peter. the light on the Penguin is very good. he stands out against the blue sky well.
good picture. well done..

  • Great 
  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-03-23 17:33]

Bela ave uma exelente foto e nitidez muito boa meus parabéns.

Hi Peter,
Great shot on this African Penguin. I dod not know they were called jackass penguins. Good quality light and a spot on exposure have the plumage looking excellent. Nice blue sky backround.

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-24 2:58]

Ha peter,

Een leuke compo van deze pinguin,ik ben ook een paar jaar geleden op boulders geweesteen hele leuke ervaring om tussen deze spartelaars telopen en zwemmen,


ce pinguoin pas tres connu est super, ressort bien dans ce ciel bleu et on dirait qu' il est sur la lune
bravo++ amitiès

  • Great 
  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-24 9:24]

Hallo Peter,
Ze zijn zo geweldig om te zien, leuk om te zien hoe druk ze kunnen zijn. Mooi plaatje.

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-24 17:46]

Hello Peter,
Lovely capture.POV,sharpness,BG and composition are excellent.

Hi Peter,
Nice capture of this Penguin. great details and nice colors. well done and TFS.

Hi, Peter.
Nice shot from Boulders Bay. I rememeber when was having breakfast there and following them. Well composed. Sharp. Beautiful blue sky BG.

  • Great 
  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-04 5:15]

Hi Peter,
Exposure handling is very good, nice details, colors and composition. TFS

  • Great 
  • sray Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 0] (242)
  • [2008-03-12 17:55]

Hello Peter
What a nice penguin ! And the photo is very good. Like the pov . Excellent composition. TFS

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