It was just a moment. The weather is changing so fast in South Shetland Island. That day it was nice and sunny, in one moment storm came. I saw this rainbow and a group of penguin near my home (Polish Antarctic Station "Arctowski") I took camera with me and ran there. The rainbow was visible maybe for 5 minutes long.
I was for 15 months on Antarctica and all time long I was trying to make interesting and not standard picture of penguins. This shot (with Adelie penguin) is one of few pictures I'm very happy of the result.
Thank you for visiting my gallery,
best regards, Piotr Angiel
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sacavem (18620) 2008-04-01 4:33
Very great nature photo.
Excellent photographic moment. Good work to capture this image. Very good colour, contrast and definition.
Best regards ,
dipti (114) 2008-04-01 4:44
this is an amazing picture, everything about it is good. well done, good running too i must say ;)
avallaunius (6) 2008-04-01 4:45
the colors are amazing
the penguin under the rainbow seems so beautifull
very beautiful composition
jackart (6702) 2008-04-01 4:59
Fascynujące zajęcie - czytałem Twoje intro. Galeria także wspaniała, przepiękne są te surowe krajobrazy czy choćby scenki takie jak tak. Wspaniałe zdjęcie. Tęcza nawet niekonieczna ale skoro była świetnie wkomponowałeś ją w obraz.
anes_lc (14968) 2008-04-01 5:01
such splendid capture ...is always a pleasure admiring your shots
limule (4176) 2008-04-01 5:08
It is always a great pleasure and a strong moment to see what you are bringing back from the Polish Antartic Station. One interesting and beautiful detail is the belly of the penguin, wet and brilliant. Geraldine
velocista (897) 2008-04-01 5:46
olá, very good photography! your composition is quite good and you manage to have a lovely light! congrats pedro
lilimih33 (9918) 2008-04-01 5:48
Fantastic light and great atmosphere!
Lovely rainbow and good perspective!
asajernigan (21427) 2008-04-01 6:18
Excellent decisive moment shot! The penguin is perfectly posed, it looks like the next penguin supermodel. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail. The rainbow is a great finishing touch for the shot.
chpp (4281) 2008-04-01 9:31
what a great composition. the image is perfect. the penguin with the rainbow behind. Simply beautiful. Perfect light, colours, and focus
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-04-01 10:32
as one of your dedicated fans, I also love this photo a lot. this is definitely a fantastic capture. you should be proud of yourself. I'm adding it to my themes. Congrats.
claudio74 (7263) 2008-04-01 10:45
A perfect light well captured and an interesting subject well cropped.
Dorota (734) 2008-04-01 16:15
Bardzo dobre zdjęcie .Dobre, mocne kolory .Przepiękna kompozycja Gratuluje
jmdias (63412) 2008-04-01 17:41
the animal is very nice put in the scene. It is very beautiful you got it with the rainbow. Good light, colors and sharpness. You really has lots of fantastic images on TE. Congratulations
hispic (9652) 2008-04-02 4:30
Fantastic light. The penguin posing for you in the splendid background of Antarctic rainbow.
Indeed wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Hisashi
avene (12675) 2008-04-04 4:11
hello Piotr, long time no see :)
superb photo, I agree that this is a decisive moment - the rainbow, the light, the pose of the bird - everything has come together for a winner shot. but it would still be nothing without you choosing the composition and the low point of view that works perfectly to place the rainbow as a frame for the penguin. excellent work, my compliments.
with kind regards,
Tibo (1906) 2008-04-11 19:53
Hi Piotr. What a magic moment. The capture of the penguins is amazingly great and the composition... a natural wonder! Thanks. Tibo
andywo (4725) 2008-05-01 2:05
swietna praca. doskonala ostrosc i jakosc zdjecia. Fantastyczna kompozycja, mozna poczuc sie jak na Antarktydzie.
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2008-06-02 11:53
Was the pengiun looking towards u or is just my immagination? The look is almost human, like a person whos says : " be sure u catch on camera the rainbow behind me". Nice one.
nels (2623) 2008-06-17 12:01
hi piotr, wow!! stunning shot how did you get him to "pose" for you great shot, so clear and sharp.
i will visit antarctia one day, your stunnung shots have made me all the more determined
braa (2) 2008-08-15 2:07
wspaniala kompozycja, kolory po protu wszystko. Bardzo mi sie podoba to zdjecie.
Booz (14347) 2009-01-02 4:57
cześć :) - bardzo ładne zdjęcie :) - fajnie 'od dołu' wyłapałes kelnera pod ta kolorową tęcża :) - od technicznej strony to bardzo podoba mi sie tutaj światło - mimo szybkiego szotu i niskiej czułości wszystko świeci jak trzeba ;)
Pozdrawiam i powodzenia w Nowym Roku
rey316 (24) 2009-01-05 7:08
Beautiful photo. Good composition.
Greetings from Moldova
cherryripe (21033) 2009-01-09 14:40
How cute he is with his wings spread, head tilted to watch you and in such a pretty light. Furthermore the rainbow is nicely placed over his head.
evojim (180) 2009-10-22 18:59
I really like how the penguin pop again the dark sky with the rainbow as backdrop. This photo is well timed and well framed.
Congrats on a wonderful capture!!!
Floriane (123) 2010-03-23 3:04
Superbe photographie !
Tout est parfait dans la composition.
- Copyright: Piotr Angiel (Piotr_Angiel) (2564)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 G DX IF-ED, Cokin P121S
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Arcs-en-ciel - Rainbows, Rainbows, Penguins, treasure chest, Isabela's favorites .., my favorites, Manamo's 08 daily faves (April,may,june) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-01 4:30
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