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King Penguins at Volunteer Point in the Falklands.

Brand:KONICA MINOLTA
Camera:Konica Minolta Dynax 5D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Dec 2007 - 5:54 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Walk this way
Username:grinningsoul2011 grinningsoul2011
Uploaded:2 Nov 2011 - 8:11 PM
Tags:Bird, Penguin, Wildlife / nature, Wildlife/nature
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vandalp
vandalp  6
2 Nov 2011 - 8:58 PM

Great capture.
Vanda

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 8:57 AM

Thank you

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FeatherFriend
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3 Nov 2011 - 3:02 PM

Well captured but it would have been good to see the eye's, it's so important,
Geoff.

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Mike_S
Mike_S  3 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 - 7:13 PM

Stunning shot. Did somebody shout "atten--------tion" just before the shot?Grin
Mike.

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Samuel_Aron
3 Nov 2011 - 8:27 PM

Beautiful capture!
Sam.

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 12:20 PM


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Well captured but it would have been good to see the eye's, it's so important,
Geoff.

Yes Geoff thanks for the CC, you are so right, this is something I have become aware of since when photographing wildlife and getting that all important catchlight in the eye makes such a difference between a "nice photo" and a great wildlife photoSmile

Last Modified By grinningsoul2011 at 4 Nov 2011 - 12:23 PM

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grinningsoul2011
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4 Nov 2011 - 12:25 PM

Mike - it certainly looks like itSmile

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grinningsoul2011
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4 Nov 2011 - 12:30 PM

Thanks Sam, I see you have your new camera, so I am looking forward to seeing your photos with your new toy!!! Happy snappingSmile

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EASTFIELD
EASTFIELD  3 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2011 - 5:52 PM

NICE SHOT, AGREE WITH GEOFF ABOUT CATCHLIGHT FOR THE EYE BUT SOMTIMES WE GET THAT EXCITED ABOUT WHAT WE SEE THROUGH LENS THAT EVERYTHING GOES OUT THE WINDOW. I KNOW BECAUSE I,M GUILTY. REGARDS & KEEP THEM COMING .

SCOTT

Last Modified By EASTFIELD at 4 Nov 2011 - 5:53 PM

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grinningsoul2011
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4 Nov 2011 - 6:01 PM

Thanks, I am terrible for getting too excited when I get a good photo opportunity and all discipline is forgotten.

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annettep38
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5 Nov 2011 - 9:56 AM

wonderful pose, a bird we don't often see here! and yes, I'm sure you will have more of those to spoil us!

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grinningsoul2011
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5 Nov 2011 - 11:31 AM

Thanks Annette

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2011 - 11:33 AM

A subject I would love to photograph - so difficult to get that eye on a bird with a black head and especially on a group of them - one always seems to be looking the wrong way, the detail in the rest of the plumage is lovely - Ina

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grinningsoul2011
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6 Nov 2011 - 1:21 PM

Thanks Ina

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danbrann
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6 Nov 2011 - 5:21 PM

A good pic regardless of the lack of eye detail. Why don't you stick a catchlight in using photoshop.Although it would not do for a competition or a natural history feature it would look ok on here.

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grinningsoul2011
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6 Nov 2011 - 8:36 PM

To be honest I don`t know how to. I do very little post processing, sometimes I will crop an image to get a better composition, or adjust the light and colours. My limit of my talent is removing dust marks. Thanks for your comments though much appreciated I might go have a play, it would improve the image quite a lot.

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swanseamale47

Well taken, these lovely creatures are always cute to look at.

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grinningsoul2011
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8 Nov 2011 - 6:34 PM

Thank you they are fantastic to watch and photograph.

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Joline
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10 Nov 2011 - 12:39 PM

What a sight. Such stately creatures.

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grinningsoul2011
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10 Nov 2011 - 2:08 PM

I think they know just how special they lookWink

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 9:27 PM

One of my favourite places on this planet Janet. A very difficult bird to expose for and you have done very well as the blacks on Kings are black. I select the eye and then inverse and reduce the rest slightly to just differ it from the feathers enough, but I can clearly see it on the lead female here
Richard

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grinningsoul2011
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30 Nov 2011 - 6:22 PM

Thanks Richard for taking the time to look at my photos. It was dream for me to visit Volunteer Point and spend time watching the King Penguins. I have to agree with you it is one of my faviroute places on the planet.

I was very new to digital photography when I took these and didn`t realise that the camera would struggle to pick out their eye against their dark colour. I will try what you suggest.

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