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Oh man....I'm so tired....

Oh man....I'm so tired....
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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, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-18 11:41
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[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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Good compo, Peter.
Nice colours.
Well done

Lovely shot Peter. Like the title, very apt!
Well done on your low POV to give us the penguin right on the horizon and therefore outline him. Photo nice and sharp.


Hello Peter,
A well composed image, shot from a good point of view!
The little fellow has quite a style, funny indeed...
Sharp fine details, well exposed in a bit difficult light situation!
Pablo -

Hi Peter,
Your post made me laugh out loud. :DD Very cleaver title and the picture itself is just wonderful. It tells us a great story!

Thanks a lot for sharing,
best wishes,

This is so much fun, Peter!

Great comp. I would have liked to have had more detail in the head (focus), especially with those lovely colors, but it doesn't take away from the shot enough to be a big deal at all.

I love shots with a sense of humor. Wonderful. TFS


You have so many nice photos in your gallery. I think this is my favorite however. It is somewhat humourous yet still realistic and sweet.
Nice light and colours too.

Hi Peter

I simply adore this photo! Aside from being into bird photography at the moment, I just love the title - it so suits the attitude of the penguin! The composition and clarity are wonderful too. I'm adding this one to my favourites. TFS :)


Haha:) what a lovely and great title, also capture Peter!
TFS and have a nice night!


Hello Peter

Funny pose of this penguin :), photo shot with a fine POV and framing,
beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Ciao Peter, fun title for a lovely walking Penguin, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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