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Magallanic Penguin

Magallanic Penguin
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon 75-300mm ISUSM
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Penguins (Spheniscidae) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-13 12:56
Viewed: 5608
Points: 27
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Heres a recent shot of one of the Penguins at Belfast zoo. Some years back a gang of thugs broke in and attacked several of these birds with an iron bar. One penguin was then taken and thrown into the lions' den and killed. How anyone could do this to such friendly little creatures is beyond me. However heres some info on the birds.

Penguins are undoultably one of the most well-known animals in the world. They are members of the bird family. They are birds because they lay eggs, have feathers, and are warm-blooded animals. Most birds fly, but penguins do not fly. They use their flippers for swimming.

Found in many different habitats, or places. They live from the frozen land of Antarctica to the sandy beaches of Africa. They live from the rocky coasts of South America to the coasts of New Zealand. Penguins have adapted to more habitats and climates than any other animal in the world.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-09-13 13:36]

I like the shot Stephen,
Tomorow I go to the Zoo and go trying to make some shots. I am hopefull for the succes. This one is really great, good composition, good colours, lovely shot. Good job

Nice compo. I think you handled the blacks and whites just fine. DOF very good. Nice note too. Thanx for sharing.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-09-13 14:33]

Bonita composicion Stephen.
Muy buen encuadre y perspectiva, colores suaves y bellos y excelente nitidez.

Pretty composition Stephen.
Very good frame and perspective, smooth and beautiful colors and excellent clearness.

Hi Stephen
Always nice to see these guys in their tuxedos. This is a Magallanic penguin - Spheniscus magellanicus. The King penguin has yellow feet and a yellow bil, with white ear patch. It also laks the bib on this guy.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-13 15:19]

Excellent work Stephen, fantastic portrait of thsi penguin. I love the detail and you did very well with the being black and white. I'm really keen on the watery background too. Good work and nice note.

Good work, the shadow in the front rock gives a good prespective and the shot is very nice and balanced.

Superbe photo, j'aime beaucoup.
Felicitations Stephen !

Stephen, Great photo & as everyone has stated you handled the light/dark contrast well. Good note also..THANX

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  • Jax Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
  • [2004-09-13 17:59]

Lovely composition, good dof and detail.

Great composition Stephen.
Very good framing and prespective. excellent clearness.

Very nice Stephen.
Nice colours , good exposure and good sharpness.
Good composition and a great note.
Well done.

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  • Mazer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 3 N: 34] (104)
  • [2004-11-03 19:34]

Nice DOF and detail in the picture, thanks for the useful note and sharing this.

That's not a Magellanic Penguin. Magellanics have two bands on the top of the chest. This is a Humboldt (recognisable by the thin white band above the eyes).
Nice photo, though.

hello Stephen
quelle allure ! bravo pour la composition

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