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Postcard from Antarctica

Postcard from Antarctica
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Copyright: Krzysztof Pabis (cataclysta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 174 N: 2191] (5666)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-09 12:42
Viewed: 7597
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was a long time since I posted my last photo from the Antarctic. I want to present you some more photos from these great place. Here is the first one in the serie

Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have become flippers. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid, and other forms of sealife caught while swimming underwater. They spend about half of their life on land and half in the oceans.

Although all penguin species are native to the southern hemisphere, they are not found only in cold climates, such as Antarctica. In fact, only a few species of penguin live so far south. Several species are found in the temperate zone, and one species, the Galápagos Penguin, lives near the equator.

The largest living species is the Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri): adults average about 1.1 m (3 ft 7 in) tall and weigh 35 kg (75 lb) or more.

Here you can see the Gentoo Penguin, Pygoscelis papua

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Hi Krzysztof,
Very good capture of these Gentoo Penguins; good POV and composition, sharp details, excellent landscape on the BG.

  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-09 13:40]

Hallo Krzysztof,
Pingwiny w naturze fotografowac to musi byc przezycie.Maja bardzo grube upierzenie to im zimno nic nie robi.Ostrosc troche na bakier ale ogolny widok cieszy oko.Cos tam malo sniegu jest to normalne? Pozdrawiam Siggi


Penguins... it has to be a super-privilege to be able to spend some time with those guys. Thanks for sharing this shot. It sure is not something we get to see everyday...

Best Regards,


  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-09 22:49]

Hello Krzys,
Yes, please, let us see more of your great captures from Antarctica! Excellent focus on these Gentoo Penguins against a dramatic landscape in the background. Great details and beautiful colours. A nice composition too - I like the round 'pebbles' at the bottom!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi MF Young Friend Krzysztof, a fine capture of these cute penguins with wonderful poses in a fine composition.
TFS and cheers,

Hi Chris,
A nice capture of these beautiful penguins from the arctic. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-10 17:11]

Hi Chris,i think was a incredible and fantastic travel!! The first pic is wonderful,surely another world! Great penguins and magic background! My best compliments,Luciano

Hi Chris,
Clear detail subjects with nice color & exposure.
The great landscape BG view can be shared by all three participants..
Penquins one, two, and me ;-)
Thanx for the postcard from Antarctica - Send more please :)

  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-11 12:20]

Hello Krzysztof,
A wonderful well-composed capture of a couple of Gentoo Penguins in their natural Antarctic environment. The penguins show sharply but it is nice to see their habitat with the BG slightly OOF.

  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-13 11:11]

Hi Krzysztof.
I will never visit that places and I watch your wonderful shots with great pleasure. Reproduction of the cute animals, impressive stones and nice scenery is amazing. I also like unusual reflection of the remote hills. They are looked as painted by pastel. My compliments. Superb job.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-04-17 3:53]

Hi Krzysztof,
I want one of these postcards too, infact I want to go there and make my own :o)
I love your cute models and the scenery. TFS
Best wishes,

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