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"Collecting flowers for Adam&Robert"

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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more (Chapter 1) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-22 3:00
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello,today is 22th July!
First of all i want to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY to TN" and many thanks to Adam&Robert for creating this wonderful site.
This photo was taken 2.5 months ago at Darica and i dedicated it for TN founders.(Sorry for soft flowers:)
Have a great weekend and hope you'll like it!

Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chinstrap Penguin, Pygoscelis antarctica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Sphenisciformes
Sharpe, 1891
Family: Spheniscidae
Bonaparte, 1831
Modern Genera

Species and habitats
The number of extant species has been and still is a matter of debate. The numbers of penguin species listed in the literature vary between 16 and 19 species. Some sources consider the White-Flippered Penguin a separate Eudyptula species, although today it is generally considered a subspecies of the Little Penguin (e.g. Williams, 1995; Davis & Renner, 2003). Similarly, it is still unclear whether the Royal Penguin is merely a colour morph of the Macaroni penguin. Also possibly eligible to be treated as a separate species is the Northern population of Rockhopper penguins (Davis & Renner, 2003). Although all penguin species are native to the southern hemisphere, they are not, contrary to popular belief, found only in cold climates, such as Antarctica. In fact, only a few species of penguin actually live so far south. Three species live in the tropics; one lives as far north as the Galápagos Islands (the Galápagos Penguin) and will occasionally cross the equator while feeding.

The largest species is the Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri): adults average about 1.1 meters (3 ft 7 in) tall and weigh 35 kilograms (75 lb) or more. The smallest penguin species is the Little Blue Penguin (also known as the Fairy Penguin), which stands around 40 cm tall (16 in) and weighs 1 kilogram (2.2 lb). Generally larger penguins retain heat better, and thus inhabit colder regions, while smaller penguins are found in temperate or even tropical climates.
Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid, and other forms of sealife caught while swimming underwater. They spend half of their life on land and half in the oceans.
When mothers lose a chick, they sometimes attempt to steal another mother's chick, usually unsuccessfully as other females in the vicinity assist the defending mother in keeing her chick.
Penguins seem to have no fear of humans, and have approached groups of explorers without hesitation.

Nikon D200
2006/05/06 17:28:30.9
Lens: 150mm F/2.8 G
Focal Length: 150mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/500 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400

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Hi Sebnem,
Lovely pose from your little friend!
I like the way he is kind of popping out of the corner... captured with great detail and fine colours!
I'm still a bit confused about his expression, maybe he celebrated too hard yesterday?
Pablo -

Lovely pose from this little penguin. Good light and colours and nice composition.
Good idea to thanks Adam and Robert
Best regards

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım.
Nefis bir poz. Merak ettim çiçekleri kargoyla mı gönderdi sonra? :-) Elinize sağlık. En yıldızlısından 5 puan!(puan hakkım dolmuş... yarına inşaallah)

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-07-22 4:17]

selam sebnem
guzel bir penguen fotosu olmus; flu bir arka plan, alan derinligi, renkler, detaylar , frame ve not hepsi yerli yerinde. basarili bir calisma eline saglik

hi Sebnem,

nice image and nice bouquet even if is soft.
also from me "HAPPY BIRTHDAY to TN"


Hello Sebnem!
Very funny picture! Nice pose.
Very good composition!

Hi Sebnem,
this is a good celebration shot for TN on it's 2 years day.
Maybe I have some flowers too;-)
The POV and the pose are very good.
Well done, mf.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-07-22 5:49]

Hi Sebnem
Hi looks so cute make me smile thanks. Great colours, sharpnes, details, light, DOF and POV. Also as usually great note.
Well done My friend


Super shot,staggeringly good close-up work.
Well done Sebnem.

great tribute to 2 years TN & a great capture, sebnem! :-)
excellent composition and terrific pose of the feathery friend
with his questioning look.
well handled exposure and many nice details.
superb job & take care, thorsten.

A very fitting gesture of appreciation, Sebnem. Adam and Robert would be happy with "soft flowers", I am sure.
Lovely penguin portrait.
TFS and take care.

Hello Şebnem,
Very nice capture and idea for celebration.Well caught and composed.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-22 10:27]

Hi Şebnem,
Beautiful portrait of this flower collector! Lovely pose, very good color, sharpness and pov.
Best regard!
José M.
PS. I join to your "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" celebration! and opinion about TN!

Good capture and a nice tribute Sebnem,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-22 19:35]

Hello Sebnem,
what a nice shot, you right it looks like the penguin is collecting flowers. Cute pose and very nice eye contact. Very well captured and presented.

Salut Sebnem
félicitation pour cette belle prise de vue avec ce joli pingoin.les couleur et les détails ainsi que la composition sont trčs réussis.
Merci au revoir et bon week end....JP

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-23 2:16]

Very well captured, Sebnem.
Great POV and pose of this little guy.
sharp details and excellent exposure.
A gallant tribute to TN and its founders.
TFS. : )

Hi Sebnem,
Good Morning!
Great tribute, I like it. Well composed with good eye contact in your profile portrait.
Excellent color, detail, and light, with the OOF flowers to the front of the subject adding interest and balancing the comp. :)
Very well done..and TFS!

Hi Sebnem,
Good looking penguin. Very nice composition. Sharp and clear image. Well done as always.

Interesting notes Sebnem.
I didn't realize how large the Emperor Penguins grow to. It could be a bit intimidating walking around is colony of Emperors.

Nice capture of of this little guy. I like how he's peeking at you while you take his photo. Nice composition, colours and detail. TFS Janice

Hi Sebnem,
Beautiful shot, excellent portrait.
Well done.
TFS Malgosia

Hi Sebnum, real cute little Chinstrap Penguin. Yes, I can see where it got its name. Good POV and composition.

You have a have a great week too! I'm off to Melbourne, Australia on Thursday for a week - Hurrah!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-24 4:32]

Hi Sebnem!

Very funny scene and perfect tribute to our beloved TN :-) Quality is as always excellent, but first of all I like penguin's face and evil eye :-) Superb post my friend!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-24 4:46]

Hello Sebnem,
I missed this one due my own birthday celebrations!
Its a lovely capture and a nice dedication to the creators of this great place.
Excellent work,TFS

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-24 5:50]

Hi Sebnem,
It seems I missed the TN birthday! A lovely dedication and a nice shot, he really looks like he's gathering flowers :-) Nice detail and colours, good shot.

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2006-07-24 5:58]

Hello Şebnem...
Very nice capture.POV and composition are great.Thanks for posting...

Hello Sebnem, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect details very crisp, great work, TFs Kyle

Hi Sebnem,
An excellent shot on this penguin. It resembles a Humboldt Penguin, but not positive. Excellent colors and detail. You always think snow, and you have flowers. Well done!

Hello Sebnem,
very charming contribution, and nice dedication!
Technically perfect, very well composed, and with very complete notes. Thank you!
Best regards

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-07-24 10:33]

Hi Sebnem,

Fantastic shot and composition.
Great DOF, POF, details, light and colors.
I like it. Well done!

TFS :-)

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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2006-07-24 14:44]

Hi Sebnem, vaya retrao bonito, con un fondo de lujo. TFS
Jose Luis

Hello Sebenem,
Nice portrait and funny capture with the flowers.Good gift to TN!
The penguin is very similar to Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus), and remembers me my vacation at seaside this summer. :)

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-07-24 17:54]

Hi Sebnem,
Excellent capture of this funny looking penguin.
I like your pov,dof,focus,sharpness,colors,framing and note.TFS

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-25 3:58]

Very nice picture, Sebnem!
Also a very nice thing to say, you dedicating this shot to the TN founders. Lovely!
Excellent image, great POV and BG, very good sharpness.
Bravo and TFS

Hi Sebnem,
Very cute inmage. Great composition with nice POV and excellent details.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2006-07-25 7:33]

Hello Şebnem,
Very nice capture.Sharpness and expression on face are wonderful.Well caught!Thanks for sharing.

Hi Sebnem !
Another wonderful shot from you, i'm sure Adam and Robert will appreciate it ! Excellent details, beautiful natural colors, great POV and composition, and very nice pose of the bird. Very well done !

Hello Sebnem,
Nice shot! Interesting to see a penguin with flowers. Picture has good details and exposure, nice framing too.

Hello Şebnem,
Lovely capture.I liked POV,framing and eye contact a lot.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Sebnem,
Greatly capturing nice pose of this cute pinguin. Superb shot. Well composed picture.

Ben Lakitan

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-07-26 6:46]

Hi Sebnem,
good composition, nice bird and occasionaly title. I like it.
Rgs, Aleksander

Hi Deew,
This is a very nice happy birthday photo! Great composition, details and POV. He really looks like he’s collecting flowers! I guess that Adam and Robert were very pleased by your delicate attention. TFS,

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-07-27 3:34]

Hello Sebnem!
Very nice capture to celebrate TN! Cute animal! I´ve just seen the movie about the penguin emperors (Oscar's Winner) this week, and if you didn´t saw it, I strongly recomend to you.
Nice to see that he is looking to you. Beautiful sharp details!

Hello Şebnem,
Very nice capture of this cute penguin.I liled colors,clear eyes and composition very much.Thanks for posting.

Wonderful POV Sebnem. I actually like the flowers being out of focus, it shows the penguin more clearly. Happy Birthday to TN!


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-07-27 14:05]

Hi Sebnam

Its a very nice pose, and nice Idea about the birthday flowers, he really does like he is gathering them for a bouquet. Good detail & colours.

TFS Hilary

Ha ha ha! Great dedication with the moment you captured Sebnem :-) What a cutie it is! Framing, pov, bg all are great and i like the eyecontact also, so i'm not sure if this cutie pick these flowers for Adam & Robert or for you :-)

Great pose and expression on the bird. love the composition and stunning details. Very fine work Sebnem.

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  • HELO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 6 N: 54] (352)
  • [2006-07-28 9:31]

cette photo est magnifique
belle oiseau bon détails et belle couleurs

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-28 9:39]

Wow...me hace recordar al presidente de mi país al que llaman "El Pingüino" Kirschner... jajaja.
Gran retrato Sebnem de este bello ejemplar con muy buenos detalles de su plumaje y una elección de encuadre muy agradable.
Adecuado DOF y POV para realzar aun más esta composición.
Saludos... Ricardo

Wow... I make me to remember the president from my country to which they call "The Penguin" Kirschner... jajaja.
Great portrait Sebnem of this beautiful specimen with very good details of its plumage and an election of very pleasant frame.
Suitable DOF and POV to even heighten more this composition. TFS.
Greetings... Ricardo

Composition: *****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: *****
Note: *****

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-28 10:41]

Nice composition for this cute guy with good pose. Two years for TN and friendship with members ! Bravo !!!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-07-28 11:42]

Sebnem, a very nice tribute to TN indeed.

Great composition and pose in this great moment. I enjoyed your note too, mainly the fact they don't fear humans, although I know this can mean danger sometimes...

Great lighting and sharpness too.

so nice and sweet photo :-) nice capture and shot;_)

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-30 3:41]

Him Sebnem.
Very nice portrait penguin,great idea of celebration photo,happy presentation,good and complet note.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-30 7:02]

Hi Sebnem.
Very lovely shot you have made and pretty scene was captured. I like the combination of foreground and BG and allocation the main object. It is very expressively. Excellent done. TFS.
My regards,

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-07-31 10:30]

very nice one Sebnem,
the shot is realy nice, the composition is fine and funny, the pov is great and the details are super, very good job.
gr. jaap

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-07-31 13:07]

Nice title and a great tribute Sebnem. The photo is good and the exposure is spot on. You've got eye-contact! Well done & TFS!


  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-08-01 8:20]

Hello Sebnem, nice tribute. From the thumbnail he looks like he is carrying the flowers!

Well done, good shot.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-08-01 17:33]

Very cute, nice and sharp. Great colors, and exposure is perfect. TFS. :)

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-08-02 17:20]

Le pingouin a tout ŕ fait la pose pour cueillir et offrir des fleurs, Sebnem. Votre photo est pleine de belles qualités et aussi d'humour.
Ce gros plan de l'oiseau nous fait voir de beaux détails intéressants.
Merci pour votre chaleureuse attention envers Adam et Robert et les membres de TN.

hi sebnem
c'est un oiseau que l'on voit tres rarement sur le site,bien vu et merci pour le partage.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-08-03 9:20]

This is entirely too cute for words! Great capture (excellent focus on your subject) and a delightful composition.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-04 6:58]

Sebnem bonjour, superbe ce pinguin offrant des fleurs!! Great composition and perfect timing too, very well done, Didier.

Merhaba Sebnem Hanim,Cok guzel bir penguen portresi..detaylar,renkler,kompozisyon,netlik mukemmel.Tebrikler.Hilmi Yildirim

Such a cutie! I just love penguins, they are so strange shaped!

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-08-09 8:25]

Hi Sebnem, I really like this shot, it made me smile. I like the way the penguin looks as if it is picking flowers. Lovely colours , good eye contact and excellent details. Looks as if it has been for a swim. I took some shots of the same type of penguin a while back but never posted them because their unusual patterned beaks always look a bit blurred, thought it was me at first until I realised that their beaks are like that naturally. Great work and TFS.

Hi Sebnem,
This is a very funny shot.
Penguin with flowers - unbelievbale view and good composition.

Great shot,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-08-11 18:09]

Superb shot again Sebnem, a very nice specimen that you captured perfectly. Thanks !


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-08-15 3:18]
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Hi Şebnem,
This is a very cute shot, very well framed.

By the way, it has been a long time since your last shot, I miss your beautiful photos. Is everything ok?

Hi, Sebnem.
Funny guy. Well composed. Excellent sharpness and details.

Hello Sebnem!

I'm very busy last time but I've decided to spend some time to look at photos of my friends from TN. It's great to be here and looking at your photo.
It's really nice to see your funny and happy friend on this photo :-)

Hi friend!
Great pose it´s so cute:)
Excellent details and good exposure on the nice colours!
Take care Ana:)

Merhaba sebnem Hanım,
Bugüne kadar mükemmel karelere imza atmışsınız.Bu karede onlardan biri.Elinize sağlık.


bravo pour cete photo magnifique, couleurs, netteté, bon BG,bonne note tout y est. quand je serai aussi bonne que toi je serai heureuse

As usual, nice pose, good POV, great sharpness, excellent detail and natural colours. Almost 3D quality. TFS.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-10-03 21:49]

Love this shot Sebnem,Nice pose&ur note is cool :).

Your notes are absolutely educative.
The frame matches the subject to a "T." The exposure &
the BG are perfect.
Love the well controlled contrasts within the colours.
Best regards,

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-11-27 12:59]

hi Sebnem, I dont know how this fallou past by me . This is very nice shot with good DOF and coloures. I have a similar one, I will show you. TFS

Hello again, Sebnem! Those extended flippers offering you the flowers make this a very poignant shot! I think the penguin is thinking, however, how much more he would prefer a nice fat fish than a bunch of silly flowers! Interesting to see his scaly back. Cute shot, made me smile! Thank you, as always, Linda

Hi Sebnem, wonderful portrait of this collecting flower penguin, great pose perfect details and fantastic colors, very well done, have a nice week endciao Silvio


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