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Enjoying the Sunshine

Enjoying the Sunshine
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Copyright: Way Lim (waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-24
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of ANTARCTICA and Oceans [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-04 9:44
Viewed: 5368
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Magallanes region is home to one of the largest penguin colonies in Chile: Magdalena Island, which includes an incredible 200,000 Magellanic penguins.

This adult penguin just step out of its nest, which is hole in the ground on the left, to enjoy the sun finally shined the thick morning clouds.

The island is 35 kilometers from Punta Arenas, in the middle of the Strait of Magellan. Navigating in these waters is especially difficult as this is where the ocean currents from the Atlantic and the Pacific mix.
The way penguins swim is always surprising. They are extremely agile, swim very fast and can jump high out of the water. Unlike birds that fly, which have holes in their bones to be more lightweight, and long feathers and large wings, the penguins have denser bones, giving them greater weight and allowing them to go beneath the surface of the water more easily. They also have very thick feathers, and short and small fins that act as propellants. We must also remember that penguins spend most of their life in the sea and almost never touch land, except to raise their offspring and to tend to their plumage.

nasokoun, marianas, Mello, roges, cicindela, marius-secan, Miss_Piggy, loot, Adanac, rousettus, uduputuk, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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What a great moment! The penguin is very well positioned and the blurred background is excellent. Congratulations and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Way,
very beautiful scene, the background is attributed splendidly!
keep photographing! TFS

What a great capture!
Wonderful sharp details, lovely colors.
Congratulation and a great 22010!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-04 10:55]

Hello Way Lim
Excellent and cute capture. Well done

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-04 11:59]

Hello Way,
Very nice photo of this penquin taken in the wild. Excellent low POV, sharpness, natural colours and composition. Good OOF BG. Special is also the hole left of the penguin.

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-01-04 12:01]

Great shot dear Way.
You did a good job MF.
I liked your POV and composition with great natural colours.
TFS and see you in TN.

PS: Have a nice whole new year!

Hello Way Lim,
Excellent capture, well composed, with fantastic details and sharpness. The blue sky and the blurred other penguins on the background add deepness to the composition. Well done! Cheers,

a beautiful gift that you've done to us all, Way ...from distant lands of Patagonia....thanks sERGIO

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-04 14:15]

Hello Way,
Beautiful your image for 2010!
A great composition, congratulations. Wait and alleles as beautiful.
I wish good health, happiness and all you want you and your family.
Best thoughts,

Hello Way!
Wonderful composition with pengiun in the first plan :) I like details and sharpness. It looks like one of many (can I see some other birds in the BG?)
TFS and have a nice week!

Hi Way.
Nice picture of this funny bird.
Good details and colors of photo.
Best regards.Alin.

Hello Way,
Excellent shot with great details and lovely natural colours. Exceptional composition.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-01-06 11:45]

A fine image of this penguin. Great focus, successful point of view and depth of field and nice composition.
Greetings and TFS.

Hallo Way
I missed out on a number of your recent postings and that is a pity. The Magellanic penguin is a beautiful bird which we do not have the opportunity to see as the regular birds we see daily on the gallery, thus making this image really special. The contrast of black and white feathers and the pinkish colour in the face is truly lovely and display so well against the blurred background. I very much like the rigid, almost proud pose, as if the bird is standing on attention. A great image with lots more of details to appreciate. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-01-08 19:57]
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Hi Way

This is a cheerful image with the cute little Magellanic Penguin. The composition is
very good with the bird standing on the 2/3 vertical axis, the hole in the ground at the
left, and the other holes and penguins clearly visible in scattered positions in the BG.
The details on our imposing friend is nice and sharp. The colours are very natural.
The only slight nit might be the fact that the horizon cuts through the subjects head.
I realise that you probably attempted (and succeeded) in getting a low down, eye level
POV, but I think you would not have lost much if the shot was taken 6" higher. It is
no big train smash on this occasion though. I thought I'd just remind you of that.

Well done and TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-20 5:40]

Hi Way,
such a dream bird for me. Great presentation is superbs sharpness and the pose is very pleasant indeed. i like the feature of the head, very lively.
Well presented natural shot.
Cute birds.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-01-30 10:05]

Hello Way,
Outstanding composition in this image with incredible color and razor sharp focus. I wish you had a big enough bag you could take me with you on your travel. This is a wonderful posting.

hello Way,
this is only one from the your great portfolio. there are many great landscape shots and others. Magellan Penguin is very beautiful sea bird. you greatly captured it, with sharpness of focus, POV/DOF and composition. coloration and light using splendid. exposure-white balance also great. It enjoys sunshine; but I also enjoy to see this great work. thanks for sharing this beauty. best wishes

Hello Way

Very beautiful photo of this adult penguin with a
very fine POV at its level, excellent framing
showing also of its environment, great DOF,
lovely lateral light coming and shining it,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details,
lovely pose of the penguin, TFS


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