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Adelie Colony and Tabular Iceberg

Adelie Colony and Tabular Iceberg
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Copyright: James Parker (Jamesp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1vHS, Canon 24-70 mm f 2,8 L-USM, Fuji Provia 100
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Penguins in the Wild [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-07 7:56
Viewed: 5777
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am going to the US tomorrow for 12 days, so this will be my last posting for some time. I hope to visit Monterey - Trinko sent me a detailed map of good locations in the area.

This is a scanned slide, taken with a Canon 1vhs and 24-70 2.8 lense.

The Adélie Penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae is 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. Ross Island supports a colony of approximately half a million Adélie penguins.

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Fine show...where are you coming to here int he US? Were you aware that Anne Curry of the Today show has been in the Antarctic the last week broadcasting live?~
Great shot of course...very nicely done and ...well... there they are eh?!

Hi James,
As you know, I was out of country and so I couldnt visit your some new posts. You post nice quality photogrphs always. This is also very nice shot of Adelie colony, superb colored sky and iceberg. Focus, composition great. Good notes always. Thank you very much for sharing. Best wishes from Turkiye

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-07 8:34]

Hi James

Another totally unique photo from you!
I really like the fac tthat you are able to post photos taken from all the corners of th world! You must feel gret about that :)
Thia ia an impressive colony here and judging by your lens you were quite close to is...how did it feel?
The composition here is equaly ramarkable, with the hilside on the right completely full with penguins, a terrific view towards those icebergs in the horizon and also a charming sky with clouds on top of everything.
Superb work, my friend!
Godspeed on your trip and see you when you get back! ;)

Cheers and TFS

Hi James,
Looks like a great place for an adventuring photographer like you, and me :-), to visit. Someday perhaps.
Pleasing composition here though I think some crop of the FG snow would be a benifit bringing the penguins in closer.
Then, maybe not. What do I know?
Sky and water have good color. So does the poo:)
TFS and hope you have a safe and fulfilling adventure in the US.

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  • bizsu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 6] (160)
  • [2007-11-07 9:12]

Hi, James ! You have wonderful pictures, congratulate. You had been to a country to see that he is much. The knowledge shows on your pictures.
Greeting, Zsú

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-11-07 10:22]

Wonderful scene and wonderful composition. Great exposure and sharp. Beautiful picture!

Hi James,
Amazing capture with all that penguins!
I like the way you was able to come so close to this birds and take this picture.
Lovely composition with the curve of the mountain at the top right.
Congratulations and thanks to post it.
Good travel and see you soon!
Best regards,

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-11-07 11:27]

Hello James,
a wonderful picture. From experience i know it gives a thrill to visit such a colony. Besides the Adelie is less photographed species. THe lines are wonderful. The hilly slopes give the impression the whole image is somewhat tilted, but in fact that turns out to be an illusion.
Again, afantastic picture!
Have a good trip to the US.
Regards, JAcob

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-07 13:00]

Hello James

Wow a fancy dress party.
Lovely natural lighting in this shot.The
colours are well saturated.
Excellent POV.
Great job.



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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-07 14:13]

selam ;
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this animals well done.
TFS ridvan

hello james,
wonderful shot of the colony, i liked the way you have composed this shot, beautiful colours and perfect exposure,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello James, Exceptional picture. I have no words to describe how beautiful this is. Wonderful!

Enjoy the good work :-),

Warm regards,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-08 2:12]

This is a great capture of this colony of comic birds.
There must be thousands and thousands!
+++ I love all the footprints in the snow... they add some great interest to the shot.
This could double-up as a landscape photo aswell. Showing the vast landscape of the Antarctic.
Good sharpness and detail.
--- The horizon is slightly wonky but could easily be straightened.
Well done James!
Have a great time in the US :D
Cheers mate,

Hi James.
This would have been amazing to see. Great image to bring to us so we can enjoy it also.
Wonderful exposure, colour, sharpness and detail. The blue of the sky and water is beautiful against the snow.
Safe travels.


This is something we don't get to see.
How wonderful!!!!
Great shot...your gallery is like browsing through National Geographic!

Hello James,
Wow! That is quite a lot of cute and funny birds!
A well composed image with interesting content, fine details and good colours!
Pablo -

Great shot of this colony James.
I would've liked to have been in your shoes, and seen this in "live" mode :)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-11 7:30]

Great shot James ! Well composed with good techniques. Very nice landscape too, thanks !


Hi James,
very interesting shot. Shot has a story in it. I like this a lot. tfs. Steve

its my dream to go to antarctica....

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-11-21 17:02]

Hello James,
Welcome back my much traveled friend, This capture is truly great showing the vast rookery of these cute birds, thanks for sharing.

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