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Jackass Penguin

Jackass Penguin
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-01-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 6D, Canon 70-200 F4 L USM IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-12-03 7:50
Viewed: 372
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The African penguin, also known as the jackass penguin and black-footed penguin, is a species of penguin, confined to southern African waters. It is also widely known as the "jackass" penguin for its loud, donkey-like bray, although several related species of South American penguins produce the same sound. Like all extant penguins it is flightless, with a streamlined body, and wings stiffened and flattened into flippers for a marine habitat. Adults weigh on average 2.2–3.5 kg (4.9–7.7 lb) and are 60–70 cm (24–28 in) tall. It has distinctive pink patches of skin above the eyes and a black facial mask; the body upperparts are black and sharply delineated from the white underparts, which are spotted and marked with a black band. The pink gland above their eyes helps them to cope with changing temperatures. When the temperature gets hotter, the body of the African penguin sends more blood to these glands to be cooled by the air surrounding it. This then causes the gland to turn a darker shade of pink.

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Hello George,
Nice to see your photos again...Excellent composition with superb details.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2018-12-05 6:17]


Hi George,
It's always great to see you and your images again - like in the old times! Your current image is a winner again: very simple, but eye-catching composition (rule of thirds, looking into the frame) - the whole image is very harmonic and tranquil. Great exposure and white balance to show the beauty of both the penguin and the ocean. Enchanting photo. Congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-12-07 8:25]

Hi George,great memory from your winter archive,it's very rare to see a penguin on TN and you were lucky to see this great show,the pic is absolutely wonderful,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2019-03-16 6:52]

Hi George,

I like the light and the colors in this photo a lot. The blue is wonderful.
Is this morninglight? I can hear the see and your POV is well chosen.
My compliments and well done!


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