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Pygoscelis adeliae II


Pygoscelis adeliae II
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of Antarctica, Penguins [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-12 4:10
Viewed: 5545
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Adélie Penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, is a type of penguin common along the entire Antarctic coast and nearby islands. Aside from the storm petrel, they are the most southerly distributed of all seabirds. In 1830, French explorer Dumont d'Urville named them for his wife, Adélie. These penguins are about 30 to 50 cm in length and 4.5 kg (10 lbs) in weight. Distinctive marks are the white ring surrounding the eye and the feathers at the base of the bill. These long feathers hide most of the red bill. The tail is a little bit longer than other penguins' tails.

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Other Adélie Penguin
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This photo is taken in Yalour Island in Antarctica. Original format.

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Hi Ferran,

Good capture from these Penguin, Beautiful colors and los of details.
Also good sharpness and pov.

Regards Gert

Dear Ferran,
Very good POV with great details of this bird in Antarctica.I have done a WS for you, I hope you like this format :).
Regards-Ranjan

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-04-12 12:18]

Hi Ferran,

This is a great shot. Excelent image with the sleepy pinguine covered by water drops. Very good image quality with clear sharp details. Very nice way of managing light and gray tones in the photo.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian

Hi Ferran

The stone nest is well demonstrated in your excellent image, showing the Penguin sitting on the eggs.

TFS

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