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Pygoscelis adeliae III

Pygoscelis adeliae III
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Antarctica, Penguins [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-14 12:10
Viewed: 5284
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Adélie Penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, is a type of penguin common along the entire Antarctic coast and nearby islands. Aside from the storm petrel, they are the most southerly distributed of all seabirds. In 1830, French explorer Dumont d'Urville named them for his wife, Adélie. These penguins are about 30 to 50 cm in length and 4.5 kg (10 lbs) in weight. Distinctive marks are the white ring surrounding the eye and the feathers at the base of the bill. These long feathers hide most of the red bill. The tail is a little bit longer than other penguins' tails.

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This photo is taken in base Presidente Gabriel González Videla, Waterboat Point, in Antarctica. Original format.

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Bonjour Ferran
A nouveau une très belle prise de vue de ce pingouin d'Adélie, dont j'aime beaucoup la posture. Le cadrage, la profondeur de champs et la lumière sont parfaitement contrôlés.
Ta galerie est vraiment des plus intéressantes.

Hi Ferran,
Very nice capture. Good composition and details.

Hello Ferran,
Good portrait of this Adélie Penguin.
Very good moment; the Penguin is looking slightly backward in a seducing way. Well...you know what I mean...

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