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2 a.m. - sunrise

2 a.m. - sunrise
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Copyright: Piotr Angiel (Antarctic) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 83] (891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): !Waxing & Waning [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-11 18:01
Viewed: 7665
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Adeli penguin, in front of Polish Antarctic Station.
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Oh wow.
Colours are amazing, the sunrise really makes this shot special. great POF, bet you had to wrap up warm to take this!

best wishes

Hi Piotr. Very nice penguin. Amazing photo. TFS. Stefan

Hi Piotr,
Top shot witha very unusual POV. Makes for a strong image. Nice colour and composition. I'd be tempted to use PS CS2 Shadow/Highlight tool to see if you can bring out a little eye detail in the pengiun. I've posted a WS to illustrate.

very nice pic...

Wow, this looks amazing. Great job, colours and detail are beautiful!

Amazing shot,with grea colours composition and atmosphere!

Hi Piotr

Wow... this is a powerful shot! Stunning!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-11 20:52]

Bonjour Piotr!

Bravo cette perse est merveilleuse.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-01-11 23:33]

nice colors and composition.

The best of all is this dim warm light and composition. Very good.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-12 2:42]

Hi Piotr,
The colors and the mood in this photo is very beautiful. I liked your POV a lot (as usual). Very good composition. Good work! I also liked the workshop version that Paul made.

Poitr I like this photo very much , as is. I have added it to my Sun Theme! Hope you approve! Jay

Hello Piotr,
This is an interesting image!
Great colours and excellent details, and the lighting makes this a very apecial image...
Well composed presentation!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-12 3:38]

Hi Piotr

This is a simply magnificent capture!
I've taken a look at you galery here as well as at your site and they are wonderful...full of superb shots! Congratulations and keep up the good work!
I understand you are working in "rather" cold conditions with no internet acces...so i can only say that we all are waiting for May and then to see all the fantastic shots you took there :)
At this one i think the mood is special. The dimm light on the penguin creates a good atmosphere and that great sky in the back looks amazing.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

Znalazlam to zdjecie przypadkiem i musze powiedziec ze jest bardzo imponujace. Nigdy czegos takiego nie widzialam. Sliczne kolory, swietna atmosfera i bardzo dobra technika. "Odblysk" swiatla na piersi pingwina wyglada super. Jedyna rzecz ktora moglaby bys poprawiona to balans swiatla. Moze warto byloby pobawic sie photoshopem i "wydobyc" oko z cienia.
Ogolnie, zdjecie strzsznie mi sie podoba!

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  • pic Silver Star Critiquer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 5] (191)
  • [2007-01-12 6:09]


Congratulation for the composition, maybe the penguin should be Highlight a bit more.


Hi Piotr ,
excellent shot.
very nice color.
it is lovely.
thank you for sharing

The composition here is a great. What I really love though is that tiny bit of reflected orange light on the penguin's chest. That is incredibly beautiful and really makes the shot for me. If this were mine, it'd be in a frame.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-12 7:16]

Fantástica captura Piotr, tanto estética como técnicamente.
Me encanta el bajo punto de vista captado brindando un fondo de ensueño con bellos colores y el maravilloso reflejo sobre el pecho del ave.
El encuadre es muy apropiado, aunque el marco me parece algo grueso, pero sólo es una opinión personal.
Gracias y felicitaciones por esta excelsa presentación.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Fantastic capture Piotr, so much aesthetic as technically.
I love the low point of view captured offering a dream background with beautiful colors and the wonderful reflection on the chest of the bird.
The framing is very appropriate, although I believe that the frame is something thick, but it is only a personal opinion.
Thank you and congratulations for this sublime presentation.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Hi Piotr :)
excellent work! Beautiful colors, great composition and POV. Brawo!

Very simple shot yet a lovely result. The colours are stunning and the composition is just perfect as it is. Another option would have been to shoot the single bird from as far away as possible to have it standing alone in an expanse of space!

Hi Piotr,
Good to see a photo from you again. Are you still enjoying your time down south?
This photo is just amazing. Wildlife and a sunset. Such great low POV and that reflection of the sun on the penguin is amazing.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-12 20:33]

Hola Piotr.- Colores hermosos y bella pose de este Pinguino. Foto muy bien lograda por ti y tu camara. Saludos Luis52.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-01-13 3:27]

what a beautiful shot! the subject is perfect. great sunset colors. great composition. tfs

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-13 11:45]

Hi Piotr,
This is just an amazing capture. The composition and colors are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Very nice shot! The colours of the sunset are beautiful, and the subject a splendid animal!
Nice work, bye Tom

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2007-02-03 4:59]

Fantastic! The composition, the light and not least the subject!
It is a very unusual thisng to see pictures of wild penguins, and this picture does it so well!
Its almost as if you told the penguin to pose for you in the antartic wilderness.


Algo oscura, pero bonita foto.

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