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Jackass Penguin with Young


Jackass Penguin with Young
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon coolpix 995
Exposure: f/5.1
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Penguins (Spheniscidae) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-09 21:38
Viewed: 7619
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an example of the younger Jackass penguin with its parent at the Boulders outside Simonstown, near Cape Town. They were given their name because they supposedly make a sound like a donkey braying, though we never heard them make any noise while we visited. Note that the young bird has a coat of fluffy feathers. Many were moulting when we visited, presumably on the edge of adulthood.

See my posting to the picture of the full colony for more details


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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-12-10 13:58]

Pity that the parent jackass was not looking toward the camera. That would have made a much better shot. However I still think u7 got a good picture . Well done

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-12 5:06]
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Good shot and I think you did well. I find penguins not to be the most photogenic subjects.

Very well done and thanks for posting.

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