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Lunch Time !!!

Lunch Time !!!
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Copyright: Piotr Angiel (Antarctic) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 83] (891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 D ED
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Penguins [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-13 1:59
Viewed: 5467
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Adelie Penguin feeding her chick on King George Island.

This is end of breeding season, chicks are almost the same size as adults and finally they are losing their "fluffy costumes". In this time it is hard time for parents they are going every day to prey in ocean for krill. Antarctic krill can grow to a length of 6 cm (weigh up to 2 g). This small animals are shrimp-like invertebrates, they are a key species in the Antarctic ecosystem. Adelie, Gentoo and Chinstrap penguin diet is almost 100% of krill.

Regards, Piotr Angiel

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Nice interaction shot with lots of detail and well exposed. TFS

Hi Piotr.
Oh yum. Stunning sharpness, colour and detail. Beautifully exposed and captured of the parent feeding the young.
Superb image


Hi Piotr!

Happy to see you're back again! I like your picture very much. The details and colors are wonderful, the subject instructive and moving at the same time.

Well seen, well done!

Kind regards


Hello Piotr,
A very nice detailed shot. I can even see the fishbone in the mouth of mother. Very nice explanation about loosing the fluffy feathers of the chicks.Thanks a lot
best wishes

Great shot, are they sharing or fighting for the food?

Very good details, good timing as well.


je n'ai plus de point pour aujourd'hui mais je tiens a te féliciter pour cette image d'une grande tendresse
jolie macro, de belles couleurs et de bons détails sur bon BG
bravo, merci de partager


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2008-02-06 5:12]

Piotr, this is really amazing.

Excellent exposure, so that the whites and the blacks can be fully seen. Besides, great sharpness, composition and contrast.

A great scene, a great photo. Congratulations.

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