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The King

By SteveMoulding    
King Penguins are a subantarctic species, breeding on islands between 46 and 55 south. Small populations also occur as far north as the Falkland islands. 95% of the world's King Penguins are found south of the Antarctic convergence. King's are the second largest of the 18 different species of penguin, Emperor being the largest.
I think these are beautiful birds are very stately in their looks and the way they stand, very regal.
I hope you like these as much as I do. I don't expect they will do very well but I like them and thought they were worth uploading.
Many thanks for all the C&C's, they are very much appreciated.

Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
30 Jul 2009 12:18PM
Like tones and details in these - well captured.
Regards Richard.

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30 Jul 2009 12:27PM
this is funny (in a good way) and bright colours and is that his penguin footstool? Grin
30 Jul 2009 12:33PM
Very good.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 12:36PM
Fabulous details and colours, two great shots.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
30 Jul 2009 12:59PM
great detail, especially like v1.lesley
30 Jul 2009 1:06PM
Superb detail & colour,
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
30 Jul 2009 1:28PM
Fantastic- especially V 1.
susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 2:20PM
Great shot! I like the superior and snooty look on his face V2, nice cloeup with great detail

Mikelane 10 1 Wales
30 Jul 2009 2:31PM
Excellent captures,really beautiful ,great write up too well done regards
hary60 9 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 2:31PM
Great close up Steve great colours and detail love V1
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 2:48PM
I really like the close-up in ver 2.

Nettles 11 England
30 Jul 2009 3:02PM
Two superb shots with excellent detail and colour.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
30 Jul 2009 3:12PM
Two awesome shots. Lovely colour and detail........Sandy
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
30 Jul 2009 4:44PM
excellent shots... wow
redshank 9 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 5:22PM
Beautiful sharp image Steve.
9 10 10 England
30 Jul 2009 6:19PM
What good detail - two wonderful images.
30 Jul 2009 6:37PM
Stunning crisp images.
mitchy81 9 1 18 England
30 Jul 2009 6:44PM
A well deserved RC. Phil
dakasuju 9 6
30 Jul 2009 6:53PM
Kings are my favourite penguins, I have had many happy hours in their company. However I am not aware that 95% of them occur south of the Antarctic circle, if fact I was not aware that there are any that far south, being almost completely subAntarctic. Some of the largest rookeries are on South Georgia, the rookery at Volunteer Pt in the Falklands is tiny by comparison. The two Antarctic species are the Emporer and the Adelie and the latter is now beginning to find life tough with worming on the Peninsula. That said, these are two fine photos, not easy to get the eye of a King to show so well in the dark plumage.
norton 14 6 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 7:48PM
The colour and clarity are superb Steve,excellent capture................

Roly 10 Wales
30 Jul 2009 8:53PM
Nice detaill and colour.
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 9:40PM
2 excellent captures Steve. Superb detail in both.
Ray42 10 3 England
30 Jul 2009 10:54PM

Quote:Fabulous details and colours, two great shots.

I agree - very nice duo
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 11:21PM
two stunners steve brilliant detail and colour in both nice ones
31 Jul 2009 10:32AM
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 10:35AM
Nice, crisp, detailed image Steve.
Have a great weekend
31 Jul 2009 11:53AM
Don't knock them, Steve, these are two superb captures! The colour in v.2 is amazing. Great detail in both. Keep them coming!
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
31 Jul 2009 12:02PM
As you'll have noticed, clearly these images didn't do at all well!! Shows how wrong one can be, as they are superb. Detail and colour is spot-on and the poses are wonderful. Isn't he so very much the King in that stance? Guess that's a courtier bowing at his feet! Have so enjoyed seeing this, 2 very fine images.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 1:28PM
What 2 belters
The detail is amazing
Where did you see them?
jack33 9 53 England
31 Jul 2009 8:57PM
Pin sharp, excellent shots both.

goso 11 2 1 Australia
1 Aug 2009 12:29AM
Great shot of these lovely creatures Steve - I had no idea they were so colourful - we don't get many around
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
1 Aug 2009 9:30AM
top shots Steve
janty66 10 3 England
1 Aug 2009 11:30AM
wonderful images, love V1...
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
1 Aug 2009 1:17PM
Aren't they just great, super shots, love the colours and detail

phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 1:21PM
Two fantastic captures,wonderful colours and detail.

TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 9:44PM
Steve, this is an excellent compositions. The perfect exposure reveals fine colour & detail. V2 is an ideal crop.
Good work indeed.
m3lem 12 England
2 Aug 2009 11:31AM
Superb images
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 5:52PM
Oh gosh two superb images - great coilour and detail - well presented - what an expressions you have captured they are brilliant - Elizabeth
lesgoodey 12 5 1 England
3 Aug 2009 9:50AM
Nice shot and best of all the surroundings don't make them look like captive penguins.
RTDS 9 Cyprus
7 Aug 2009 12:44PM
Excellent capture with awsome details.
DannoM 9 58 England
16 Aug 2009 10:46PM
just got back from there today, great shots here.

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