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hanging out
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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, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: South America Cruise
Date Submitted: 2007-03-25 9:23
Viewed: 5227
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Magellanic Penguins come on shore to breed. While on land they are very shy and often hide in their deep nest when bothered. Their nests are built under bushes or burrows under rocks. Two eggs are laid in the burrow and often both chicks are raised. The eggs take 39 to 42 days to hatch. The chicks stay in the burrow for about 5 weeks. The male and female share the duty lasting 10 to 15 days each. Once the chicks are hatched they are fed and guarded for 29 days. At this time the chick molts. They go to sea and hunt for food on their own when they are 60 to 70 days old.

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Una familia muy unida que ha llegado a la orilla para disfrutar de la paz de la costa chilena.
Buenos detalles y estupenda la captura.
Saludos, JL.

Hello Sky,
A great capture of this funny creatures!
Good colours and detail, and the surroundings shows their natural arena...
Different kinds of actions are nicely captured!
Pablo -

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-25 11:50]

Hi Sky,

Wonderful and fascinating capture of these penguins. Your South American cruise must have been wonderful.


This bunch of Penguins looks so relaxed your caption Hanging Out suits the picture very well, Sky.
A lovely composition with just the right proportion of details in the foreground and the background. Very nice colors and contrasts to go with the ambience of the scene.
Thanks and take care.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-03-25 14:25]

Hi Sky,
"Superbly caught in their backyard". The bunch looks relaxed and engrossed in their own world. Just looking closely at each one of them is such an interesting study. I like the way the sea level gives an elevation to the shot and the sunshine the warmth. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-25 14:29]

Hello Sky,
Very nice capture.POV,framing,clear details,sharpness and composition are wonderful.

Hi Sky!
It does appear that your not in Canada anymore! Or at least you weren't for a time! :o) What a great shot of these cute Penquins! I like the Pov including the great detail of the stones and the water in the background..Nice shot. TFS

thanks for your comments on my photo "Cold Water (22) " :o)
(yes lots of snow in Stowe , Vermont for sure! ours in all gone down here in Selkirk , On though! )whew!

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-03-25 17:47]

OLha só que maravilha de familia, uma foto de ótima qualidade e de cores firmes muito bem focada, meus parabéns por esta magnifica imagem.

I am often impressed the the travelling so many TrekNature folks do! How fun it must have been to see these little guys. It is a nice capture of the round, well fed, roly poly birds. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Evelynn : )

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-25 22:27]

Hello Sky

A lovely shot of these penguins.You are so lucky to get to see them.Nicely composed with good exposure.Very good focus and nice natural colour.TFS


bonjour sky
je preferait la precedente pour la pose des deux oiseaux mais ce que j'aime sur celle-ci c'est la mer en arriere plan qui montre bien qu'ils sont a l'etat sauvage.

Hello Sky !
Beautiful group icture showing different poses and attitudes, I like it ! It is a lovely scene. It is nice to see these birds in their natural environment,the shore and the sea. Wonderful colors, beautiful details, excellent composition. Very well done !

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-26 10:13]

Excellent capture of these lovely Magellanic Penguins. It is funny how they rest lying on the ground! Very nice sharpness and composition.
My compliments and TFS.

trop fort cette famille réunie
bonne présentation, bonnes couleurs
bravo et merci

Hello Sky,
Beautiful family scene, I like how penguin resting. Composition, light and sharpness are very well.

Hello Sky,Beautiful composition and color tones.Beautiful shot.Thanks for sharing.Well Done.TFS.

hello sky, nice group scene of penguins sharing a wonderful sun ad each doing their own thing....
well done

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