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Winter Little Penguin

Winter Little Penguin
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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF70-200/2.8L, Canon 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Penguins (Spheniscidae) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-18 3:50
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Points: 53
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Little Penguin, also known as the Fairy Penguin or Blue Penguin, is the smallest of 18 penguin species and only penguin to breed in Australia. Despite being only 33cm tall, the Little Penguin is adventurous and a young bird can travel distances of over 1000km in the first year of its life.

The Little Penguin cannot fly in the air, but has been said to 'fly' through the water. It uses its small winds or flippers to glide through the water at speeds of up to 6km per hour.

Photo taken at West Pennant Hill, New South Wales.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-18 4:09]

Hello Chi!
Wonderful shot.Sharpness,details,lighting,simple BG,POV and composition are perfect.Excellent work!

Hi Chi!
What a cute photo! Great pose and fantastic bird :-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-18 4:27]

Hi Chi, we often used to see them swimming in the water off the coast when we were out boating. We used to worry about them, but it is a natural way for them and they aren't lost or too small to be out there. Amazing isn't it?
Good POV, lovely details and colours. Well shown, thank you.

very nice one Chi.
I like thelow crop by the feet, very good shot, great dof, what do I say a fantastic dof, very good job I like it a lot,
gr. Jaap

Great shot Chi!
Lovely model very well captured.
Perfect POV and light, great details. I would maybe change the composition a bit. For example use vertical framing or "move" the bird more to the left side.
Anyway, I like the photo very much.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-18 6:29]

Hi Chi,

A lovely picture! Well exposed and a funny pose. Good details and well composed, although I would have left some more space underneath. Well done & TFS!


Hi Chi, this is an cute picture. Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-18 9:25]

Sweet, little penguin Chi Liu! I love composition and feelings of this photo. Great work!

Hi Chi,
It is very nice, this little penguin! Really cheer for this excellent shot. The photograph is of an undeniable quality.
TFS, cordially,

Hello Chi!
Very nice capture.Details,sharpness,POV and composition are excellent.Very well done!Thanks for sharing.

Love the details, lighting and backward glance Chi. Not sure about composition, most the tight framing at the feet. Regards Steve.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-18 17:49]

Hello Chi,
A nice capture.
Great pose,nice details and oof background.
A good shot,well done.


Wonderful! He is so cute! Great DOF, details and sharpness. Nice background. TFS

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-18 22:39]

Very cute photo Chi.
I like sharpness,pov,dof,colors and bg.TFS

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-18 23:06]

Hello Chi!
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-19 4:36]

A very cute bird you have photographed here.
Nice composition. Your use of DOF is great.

How cute!! It seems it is looking for the way home. Excellent perspective and composition here. The light is very good too. Excellent work!

Hello Chi Lu, This has excellent exposure, details, colors and sharpness. I like this looking back pose also..Perhaps a bit less space left IMHO..Great shot, Well done!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-07-19 6:25]

Hi Chi, she is gorgeous!!!! great composition, DOF, colours and POV, well captured, thanks for sharing.. :)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-19 7:56]

Hello, Chi Liu, this time, there's nothing flying...

Lovely capture to show us this cute bird.

Great pov and smooth colors.

Excellent shot and well done on the composition and details. Beautiful work.
Did you mean to say up 60km per hour, 6km seems slow.


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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-19 22:38]

What a nice photo Chi, i like the sharpness,details & colours, very well composed.


A really cute and charming subject. However, I would say the photo is a little under-exposed (probably due to the bright light on the pavement) and the composition could be better, the bird is too close to the bottom of the frame.

Hello Chi,
Your birds are fantastic, and this one has the cute option on top :-). Beautiful composition and winter colors. Very good kind of hazy background with sun patches adding to the quality of the global view. A great (cute) one, Chi.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-08-15 4:46]

great one! it is so cute. very good focus on subject. tfs

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-08-15 13:21]

Great shot describing well the loneliness of that chick. Nice backround and contrast. TFS!

A great image of this litle fellow Chi, I like the way you have placed her/him in the frame; well composed. Because of the empty background, it really stand out and makes me wonder if it has lost it's mother. A photo with a story. Very well done!

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