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Yellow Eyed Penguin

Yellow Eyed Penguin
Photo Information
Copyright: Tino Poels (tinopoels) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 10] (104)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A77, Sigma 100-300 f/4 APO EX DG
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-26 12:25
Viewed: 2942
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The yellow-eyed penguin is one of the most endangered of all penguin species. These birds are slate grey with a white breast. As their common name suggests they have yellow eyes, accentuated by the yellow band that runs from the eyes around the back of the head. Males and females are identical but juveniles lack the yellow eyes and bands of older birds. The Maori name for these birds is ‘Hoiho’, which means ‘the noise shouter’ in reference to their shrill call.

During our trip to New Zealand we visited the southern Island. In Dunedin we did a tour with a guide and there we saw our first Yellow Eyed Penguin. It was located far away in the dune grass.

Some days later we went to Curio Bay at the most southern point. In the beginning of the evening the penguins come back from the sea. That is the moment and the place to have a beautiful view of these very rare penguins.

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Bonsoir Tino,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ ; merci pour le partage.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-26 15:11]

Hi Tino,very interesting note about this specie in danger,and very very nice pic,a curious pose taken in a warm light and with the best details,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Tino, Lovely shot of this yellow-eyed penguin. I saw many in black and white but not this kind. Excellent capture with good light and warm atmosphere. Great details. Best regards

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-03-26 16:39]

Beautiful composition and a rare species of penguin thank you for sharing in TN. God help us to preserve it!

Congratulations on your photography!

Hernán Bortondello

excellent work. nicely taken image. good

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