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2 Nov 2011 8:58PM
Great capture.
Vanda

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3 Nov 2011 3:02PM
Well captured but it would have been good to see the eye's, it's so important,
Geoff.
Mike_S 6 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 7:13PM
Stunning shot. Did somebody shout "atten--------tion" just before the shot?Grin
Mike.
3 Nov 2011 8:27PM
Beautiful capture!
Sam.

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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
Mike - it certainly looks like itSmile
Thanks Sam, I see you have your new camera, so I am looking forward to seeing your photos with your new toy!!! Happy snappingSmile
4 Nov 2011 5:52PM
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
Thanks, I am terrible for getting too excited when I get a good photo opportunity and all discipline is forgotten.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
5 Nov 2011 9:56AM
wonderful pose, a bird we don't often see here! and yes, I'm sure you will have more of those to spoil us!
Thanks Annette
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2011 11:33AM
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
Thanks Ina
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
6 Nov 2011 5:21PM
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.
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.
8 Nov 2011 6:00PM
Well taken, these lovely creatures are always cute to look at.
Thank you they are fantastic to watch and photograph.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
10 Nov 2011 12:39PM
What a sight. Such stately creatures.
I think they know just how special they lookWink
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
29 Nov 2011 9:27PM
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
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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