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Plastic Penguin

Plastic Penguin
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1994-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm 1.8
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Penguins (Spheniscidae), Birds and Animals in the Snow, Marine Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-26 12:35
Viewed: 10993
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another penguin posing for the camera.
The bird actually seems like it is made of plastic and stuck in the snow to pose - but it was very much alive.

This is the Adelie penguin - Pygoscelis adeliae

More information from penguintag.org:

Standing Height: 18-24 inches
Weight: 8 - 10 pounds

Circumpolar on the Antarctic continent and the surrounding waters within the limits of pack ice.

Spend their lives, outside of the breeding season, at sea. Rest on ice floes. Come to land only to nest, raise their young and then molt, before returning to sea.

Leopard seals are the primary predators of adult birds. Skuas prey on eggs and chicks on land.

Population estimated at 4,931,600 birds.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-26 16:08]

Yes, a very nice sharp penguin Shir. Excellent shot and very well composed. I like its interesting OOF background too. Well done, thank you.

A fantastically sharp photo - it does look made of plastic...amazing how nature imitates industry! ;^)

very great photo, the lightning and sharpness are very good, i like the POV. the penguin has a funny face. thank you for sharing, congratullations.

Wonderful photo of this penguin, Shir!
Your details are crisp and whites are good. An excellent composition and I thank you for sharing it with us.

Belle image, d'un animal que l'on n'a pas trop l'habitude de voir en photo.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-02-16 8:38]

Good POV and DOF. Nice colours and sharpness! Cheers!

Excellent shot. I have a very similar one of an Adelie coming onto the beach of Brown Bluff, which I'm going to upload soon. :o)

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