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Christmas snow storm

Christmas snow storm
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Copyright: Piotr Angiel (Antarctic) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 83] (891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-24
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-24 7:27
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was Christmas Eve... the penguins were in their colony on the hills, incubating their chicks. In the morning wind changed direction for SE bringing snow storm from Antarctic Peninsula. Penguins were siting on their nests and snow covered them and their chicks- some of them were invisible, covered completely by snow, others were cover only partial. It was better to survive this time in a warm snow cover than outside...

I had that day, big troubles to take this photos - wind was so strong I couldn't stand in some moments. I had many cloths layers on me so it was hard to walk. To took that picture I needed to take my camera fast away from my jacket (it was covered in snow after 1 second) and take a picture. When I was back home I was afraid my digital camera and long lens would not work again... when all this snow melted it was a puddle of water on my desk...

Greetings - I wish you a nice perception from your warm places :)


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A good shot, even better when you read about the conditions you took it in!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-09-24 8:31]

Hi Piotr,

An excellent capture although september is a bit early to think of snow,you managed to take an excellent capture during this weatherconditions,great camerawork,tfs


Hi Piotr
great shot with perfect exposure (1/200 gives very nice snoweffects)
very nice

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-09-25 0:07]

Hello Piotr,
a fine picture full of ambiance. The snow enhances the cold conditions. The only colours, the blue of the eye and the bill, are subtile features which tell us it is a colour picture. Well done, Jacob

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-09-25 1:13]

Hi Piotr,
Another lovely penguin photo from you. Great field and camera work. Well done and TFS
Best wishes,

striking pic, TFS Ori

Hi Piotr,
Great capture. Congratulation.
Well done.


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