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Chinstrap penguin

Chinstrap penguin
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1994-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm 1.8
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Penguins (Spheniscidae), Your Favorite Images, Birds of World, Marine Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-13 17:39
Viewed: 82017
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Also known as Pygoscelis Antarctica.

I took this picture on a trip to the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland islands. The birds were just standing there posing for the camera - probably because of not having any natural predators on land. They were so cute I never got tired of looking at them.

Hope you like it.

More information from penguintag.org:

Standing Height: 28-30 inches
Weight: 8.5-9.5 pounds

Circumpolar, breeding south of the Antarctic Convergence on islands and on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Chinstraps are the boldest, most combative and agile of the brush-tailed species.

Leopards seals prey on adults while skuas and sheathbills take chicks and eggs.

Population estimated at 15,000,000 birds.

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Nice Capture it shows it well, though I think as a minor point i would of cloned out the OOF bird behind to remove the distraction. TFS

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  • urban Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 4 N: 79] (413)
  • [2005-05-13 18:01]

Great shot of this qute bird. The picture might be a little noisy and it might help to run it through neat image or some program like that.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-13 18:46]

Wonderful capture of the penguin Shir. She looks so quaint standing there in the snow. You show us the beauty of the animal that most of us would never ever get to see ourselves. I thank you for that. Well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-14 0:35]

Very sharp shot, Shir. Good light and exposure. I wish the penguin had a little more space, but beautiful picture. TFS. : )

Lovely shot Shir. Good point of view. There is a lot of noise in the background, but it's not distracting. Cute subject. Thanks for sharing

Shir, Very nice in the wild capture..Good details, exposure and a nice pose..TFS!

Very good lighting in this photo. I love the blurry slightly noisey background as it highlights the sharp clear subject well. Very cute little guy.

Excellent, French directors should get an Oscar this Sunday night for the movie of these wonderful birds

He is really very cute, I like his face. Penguins are my favourite birds, I like to observe them too, I like how they walk. Good sharp photo.
Nikon is my favourite camera as well. My best photos were made by it, not the digital one...
I noticed that digital cameras do not depict certain real colors (blue and green) - not only from my pictures, but other photographers' too and what really drives me crazy is the shutter lag! You cannot really "catch the moment"!
I like what you say about photography in your intro (spice, added to travelling), it really is! I totally agree about discovering other cultures: something just pushes me to go to visit places. How come you went even to Antactica, I wonder? Was it work or leisure?

This is on the front page at the moment, Shir, and I had to click, just from seeing the thumbnail.
I like the "echo effect" of the other bird in the background and feel that the tight framing is very effective.
Well caught.

Hello Shir,
Great portrait of this funny little fellow!
Nice pose, well balanced composition... Pleasant colours and details!
Pablo -

Hello Shir,
Excellent shot, good portret of the penguin.
Good colors & sharp.


Hello Shir,
Nice shot.

what a cute penquin! ...nice shot. Do agree with Robbrown..would love to see it without the otherone behind him..:o)
Donna :o)

This is a really splendid shot of a beautiful penguin! The composition is great, colors are brilliant and warm and the details are sharp! Very good use of DOF! Great job! Congratulations and TFS!


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  • kona Silver Star Critiquer [C: 35 W: 3 N: 0] (875)
  • [2006-10-02 5:51]

I am heartwarming A good expression. Good composition. It is a favorite photograph calmly.Best wishes, kona

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