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A group of penguins is called a 'waddle'. This particular group of curious Adelie penguins came in for a closer look at us when we called out to them using our best penguin impersonation! Location: McMurdo Sound (on the sea ice), East Antarctica.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 80-400mm VR f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Jan 2010 - 10:21 AM
Focal Length:150mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/180sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:A waddle of penguins
Username:RodStrachan RodStrachan
Uploaded:22 Oct 2012 - 12:27 AM
Tags:Antarctica, Ice, Penguin, Snow, Wildlife / nature
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 12:33 AM

That's a new one for me......a waddle of penguins, but how appropriate.
Difficult image to capture, exposure must have been a headache to get this effect with the birds showing up against an almost uniform white backdrop.
Very effective image with all these varying postures.
Ronnie.

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fificat100
22 Oct 2012 - 1:10 AM

Extremely well caught in those conditions. A beautiful waddle - in both senses of the word!!Grin
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 2:34 AM

Ronnie has said it all - superb!

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
22 Oct 2012 - 5:29 AM

I love their poses

Peter

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
22 Oct 2012 - 5:46 AM

Excellent photo - nearly an abstract black and white image ! Superb Grin

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 7:15 AM

A fabulous image using stark black and whites to excellent effect.
Ann

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sawsengee
sawsengee  86 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 7:33 AM

a splendid group portrait....beautiful high contrast & graphic composition Smile

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 - 8:56 AM

Beautiful image.

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cats_123 Plus Member 114352 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 10:12 AM

great catch..love their expressions Smile

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MalcolmM
MalcolmM Plus Member 9237 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 10:17 AM

Superb - great postures & expressions
Malcolm

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TonyDy
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22 Oct 2012 - 10:58 AM

Great shot, Rod.
Tony

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 11:26 AM

fantastic shot!
the stuff dreams are made of

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MandyG
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22 Oct 2012 - 11:56 AM

LUSH! Smile
MandyG

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51381 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 12:39 PM

Lots of amusing, typically penguin, poses and overall a great composition. Lovely image.

Dave

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PinkK
PinkK  680 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 3:53 PM

Gorgeous capture Smile

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