<< Previous Next >>

Magellanic Penguins

Magellanic Penguins
Photo Information
Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70s, 70 - 300mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: South America Cruise
Date Submitted: 2007-03-23 7:57
Viewed: 6831
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
technical not perfect, but sooo cute.

Magellanic penguins are the largest of the warm-weather penguins. This penguin was named after Ferdinand Magellan who first saw them in 1519 on his first voyage around the tip of South America. They have a wide black strip under their chin and another is in the shape of an upside down horseshoe on their stomachs. On their chests they have scattered black spots.

The penguin colony is located 65 kilometers north of Punta Arenas on Seno Otway , along the northwest of the Brunswick Peninsula. The Magellanic Penguins return annually to this spot between October and March to lay eggs and raise their young.

Alex99, Adanac, JoseMiguel, fartash, Maite, jcoowanitwong, jaycee, ramthakur, lgfoto, dew77, Juyona, thor68, smash2707, mikou, NellyD, nainnain, cicindela, TAZ, Shoot_Score, metcher, amcolli has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To RAP: Enjoying ArgentiniaSkyF 1 04-13 14:45
To Silke: groomingSkyF 1 03-25 09:13
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-23 8:09]

Hi Sky.
I am glad to be next to you and your nice picture. You managed to captured amazing scene. Bravo. And you have done it very skillfully: perfect POV and DOF. Pleasant sharp FG and nice smooth and well detailed BG. Lighting is very complex but you have used it very well. My compliments and TFS. Perfect done job.

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-23 8:46]

Hello SKy,
What a lovely and well-timed capture of these two lovers! Must be a fantastic experience to see these in the wild. Pretty good sharpness and colour and a very nice composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

  • Great 
  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-23 9:04]

Hello Sky,
What a tender moment you have capture with a nice composition, good color and great detail. I think everyone love these well dressed birds.

Hi Sky,
Great moment catched here!
Like you mentioned, it's really a very cute scene.
So the pose of both pinguins couldn't be better, in this photogenic and tender moment.
I like the composition made, and the DOF used.
Well done and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

Hello Sky
What a great moment to shoot,
Perfect compo and lighting,

Good Luck

  • Great 
  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-23 11:08]

Hello Sky
What a lovely scene!! They are so lovey-dovey!
I like very much the picture. It is very sharp and with good POV, lightningn, DOF and composition.
An excellent job!
Congratulations and TFS.

Hello Sky,
Very nice shot that show natural behavior. Great timing and composition. Very well done and tfs.

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-23 11:26]

Hi Sky,

Nice capture of a wonderful moment. They are adorable. The colors are great, good details, nice natural setting and all together lovely.


  • Great 
  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-23 11:56]

Hi Sky,
What a very nice cute couple, the POV and BG are very good.
Also the detailes.

bonjour sky
moi je trouve qu'il n'y a rien a reprocher a cette photo,et la pose des deux pinguoin est magnifique.
bravo et merci du partage.

Lovely capture of a tender moment between these two penguins, Sky.
I find no fault with the picture technically. It is sharp and the colors are truly natural.
In fact there is a fine depth to the view.

  • Great 
  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-03-23 13:08]

Lovely shot Sky. Nice timing and composition.TFS

  • Great 
  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-03-23 15:25]

Hi Sky

It is very cute, what a lovely moment. I think technically it is very good as well. The light is natural and not too harsh, POV is great, focus is nice and colours are natural..so great shot!



  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-23 15:32]

Hello Sky,
Yes very cute scane indeed.Well caught,framed and composed.Have a great weekend!

  • Great 
  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-23 17:41]
  • [+]

A charming capture of these enormously shy creatures, although I am not at all sure whether we are seeing a fight or a feeding?
superb composition!

  • Great 
  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-03-23 17:42]

É realmente um momento espetacular,uma bela foto de nitides exelente parabéns por esta maravilha de imagem.

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-23 23:32]

Hello Sky

A cute photo of these two penguins .You are so fortunate to have experienced this.I like the moment you have captured.Well Done.TFS


  • Great 
  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-03-24 3:49]

Hi Sky,
What a tender private moment !! So cute and lovely. Superb natural lighting and sharp focus. Great POV and DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-24 8:41]

Hola Sky,
Tu viaje a Chile, fue lleno de magníficos momentos y excelentes fotos, bella captura u excelentes detalles y pov.

die sind ja süss! klasse erwischt, sky! :-)
wirklich schönes "action" photo der putzenden pinguine - das würde ich auch gerne mal sehen.
great job & viele grüße, thor.

A really cute moment.Regards, Yvonne

  • Great 
  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-03-24 14:04]

Hi Sky.
It is Grande love :-)))
Very good composition,POV and sharpness.Perfectly you caught this moment.Thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

  • Great 
  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-03-24 20:14]

Hi Sky,

I have to agree with you, they are a very cute couple :-)
You've captured a very special moment and I like it, also the colours and composition look very good.
Wonderful shot, thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Nel

trop beau l' amour!!!!
bonne prise surtout au bon moment , génial et marrant, belles couleurs

Hello Sky!
I agree with you that this picture maybe is not perfect, but I also agree with you that this is a cute photo :)
This presentation would be a nice picture for 14th February ;>
Very good timing, interesting POV and note :)
TFS and best regards,

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-04-03 1:24]

Hello Sky,
In your interesting note you are right, this couple is so cute. They seem lovers giving kiss. Great moment in nature.
Congratulations and TFS.

Hi Sky,
Great shot where we learn about Nature. Sure it is nice to get a perfect shot, but in my opinion the LEARNING
about NATURE is what counts eh! I like this "one penguin* grooms another"...
Nice to see details of their habitat too. After all something like this doesn't exist up here. Tfs Jay

* Unless these are disguised Eastereggs...

  • Great 
  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-04-13 9:44]
  • [+]

Hermosa imagen Sky de estos maravillosos pingüinos tan delicados y demostrativos como se aprecian en esta imagen.
Un vista bien captada con buen control lumínico, la agudeza y el enfoque necesarios, desde un excelente punto de vista que permite disfrutar de la escena con detalle.
Espero que tu estadía en mi país te haya brindado todo lo que deseabas encontrar aquí.
Saludos desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Beautiful image Sky of these wonderful penguins so delicate and demonstrative as they are appreciated in this image.
A vision very well captured with good light control, the necessary sharpness and focus, from an excellent point of view that allows to enjoy the scene with detail.
I hope your stayi n my country has offered you all that you wanted to find here.
Greetings from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Hi, Sky.
Lovely episode from nature. Good sharpness, details and colors.

could not agree more (my penguins are mostly on TL)
i loo formward to visiting the chilean side of patagonia on my next trip that way.
thank you for sharing this they are really such a wonder!
have a nice sunday

Calibration Check