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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.
Steve.

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

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Comments


Richsr 9 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.
Scott
30 Jul 2009 12:36PM
Fabulous details and colours, two great shots.
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
30 Jul 2009 12:59PM
great detail, especially like v1.lesley
30 Jul 2009 1:06PM
Superb detail & colour,
Alan
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
30 Jul 2009 1:28PM
Fantastic- especially V 1.
Ron
susanbarton 8 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

Susan
Mikelane 9 1 Wales
30 Jul 2009 2:31PM
Excellent captures,really beautiful ,great write up too well done regards
Mike
hary60 7 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 2:31PM
Great close up Steve great colours and detail love V1
Harry
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
30 Jul 2009 2:48PM
I really like the close-up in ver 2.

regards
Ken
30 Jul 2009 3:02PM
Two superb shots with excellent detail and colour.
Annette
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
30 Jul 2009 3:12PM
Two awesome shots. Lovely colour and detail........Sandy
30 Jul 2009 4:44PM
excellent shots... wow
redshank 7 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 5:22PM
Beautiful sharp image Steve.
Martin
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
30 Jul 2009 6:19PM
What good detail - two wonderful images.
Joan.
30 Jul 2009 6:37PM
Stunning crisp images.
Neil
mitchy81 7 1 18 England
30 Jul 2009 6:44PM
A well deserved RC. Phil
dakasuju 8 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 12 6 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 7:48PM
The colour and clarity are superb Steve,excellent capture................

Tony.
Roly 9 Wales
30 Jul 2009 8:53PM
Nice detaill and colour.
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 9:40PM
2 excellent captures Steve. Superb detail in both.
Steve
Ray42 8 3 England
30 Jul 2009 10:54PM

Quote:Fabulous details and colours, two great shots.

I agree - very nice duo
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 11:21PM
two stunners steve brilliant detail and colour in both nice ones
andy
31 Jul 2009 10:32AM
wonderful
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 10:35AM
Nice, crisp, detailed image Steve.
Have a great weekend
Yung
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!
Dave
EAS 7 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.

Ann
31 Jul 2009 1:28PM
What 2 belters
The detail is amazing
Where did you see them?
31 Jul 2009 8:57PM
Pin sharp, excellent shots both.

Jack.
goso 10 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 here...lol...Bill
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
1 Aug 2009 9:30AM
top shots Steve
Dennis
janty66 9 3 England
1 Aug 2009 11:30AM
wonderful images, love V1...
Jan...
1 Aug 2009 1:17PM
Aren't they just great, super shots, love the colours and detail

Nicky
phototime 10 8 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 1:21PM
Two fantastic captures,wonderful colours and detail.

Mo
TerryMcK 8 71 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.
Terry
m3lem 10 England
2 Aug 2009 11:31AM
Superb images
Andrea
sable 8 9 7 England
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
3 Aug 2009 9:50AM
Nice shot and best of all the surroundings don't make them look like captive penguins.
RTDS 8 Cyprus
7 Aug 2009 12:44PM
Excellent capture with awsome details.
Robert
DannoM 8 58 England
16 Aug 2009 10:46PM
just got back from there today, great shots here.

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