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King Penguin Colony

King Penguin Colony
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Copyright: Graeme Cunningham (mx_ritchie13) (104)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-08
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Penguins [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-15 13:51
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Points: 19
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This picture was taken, on my way down to the Antarctic, at Salisbury Plain on South Georgia which is actually an Antarctic Isle. I was very lucky to tag along with my favourite wildlife photographer Andy Rouse and to be able to photograph a King Penguin colony of some 200,000 penguins.

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i like it verymuch graeme!!!
the colors,the DOF,the focus on that second pinguin.
tfs and welcome on TN!

Hello Greame,
A warm welcome to TrekNature!!!!
Very nice image to start with.
Would love to have the change to travel with the great Andy Rouse myself.
Sharpness and depth of field in this image are great and the background and colors are wonderful.
Would love to have seen a different composition though.
The penguins are a little to much centered in the frame in my opinion and would like to have seen a little more space on the right hand and/or a little less space on the left hand side.
Hope to see more of your images in the near future.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-15 23:08]

Hi Graeme

A lovely shot showing the birds and the magnificent mountains in the BG. You have handled the exposure very well - the light is a lot harsher down there.


PS South Georgia comes under UK on the TN listings - I made the same mistake so have some as Antartica and some as UK.

:) ltr

Hello Graeme and welcome on TN!
This is a great shot and contribution to TN.
Very nice composition, very sharp object.
Bravo also for showing this part of the world which is not often visited :)
Best greetings from Poland,

Hello Graeme,
I'm a penguin lover myself..this is a beautiful shot. I like the background which is a great contrast to the bright colored peguins...TFS

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-16 9:58]

Hi Graeme. Welcome to TN. you have started with a very good picture . The detail and colour in the Penguins is very good. a nice POV and DOF. very well done TFs.

Hi Graeme
Last time I saw South G was from the air doing an air drop for the Marines there and always thought love to be on the ground to see the wildlife. Very envious of you but saw them in the Flaklands luckily. A lovely well framed shot showing off the bright colours of these majestic creatures to their full.
Well done and welcome to Trek

I love this shot. I have always wanted to visit Antartica -- what an incredible opportunity.

The thing that really caught my eye in this photo was the angle formed by the two penguins' beaks. They match the angle of the mountain and the ground in the background (by the way, great DOF) perfectly almost as if the beaks were a sort of compass measuring the mountain.

Thanks for the great photo!

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2007-07-17 12:36]

Nice shot mate, even if you have namedropped a little. Good sharpness, colours and background. Warren would be proud of you.
Nice shot shippers!

Another great take of yours. I believe more to come, right? Great POV.

nice-sharp capture, TFS Ori

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