Adult King penguins.
The King penguin is the second largest penguin. It is sometimes confused with the larger Emperor penguin since they both have yellow/orange ear patches, but Kings also have this color on their breast.
They are found on many sub-Antarctic islands including Crozet, Prince Edward , Kerguelen, South Georgia and Mazquarie Islands. Total population is estimated to be 1 million breeding pairs.
The photo was scanned from a print, run through NeatImage (default settings), and then I used PhotoShop's sharpening filter on top of that.
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kabe (2011) 2005-02-19 12:43
I like it very much.
Interesting setting and composition.
Maru (0) 2005-02-19 12:45
I love this shot!
so crowdy and colorful, with those amazing King Penguins (one of my dreams is to travel to their place someday..)
Great crop also, focusing in the center and letting the rest a bit blur.
Kolyamour (1760) 2005-02-19 12:48
They are so respectable... beautiful shot of beautiful birds!
Thanks for share.
cgrindahl (6113) 2005-02-19 13:09
This has the look of an image processed on two layers, creating what to my eye is a bit strange effect. It appears you've desaturated everything but the yellow and red channels to give us the bright markings of these lovely creatures while draining out any other evidence of color. I would have expected, for example, a hint of brown in the ground, if this were natural. Secondly, although the ground blurs as we approach the background, the penguins have a pretty uniformly sharp form, as though they'd been lifted off the background and processed separately. None of this makes the image less interesting and dramatic, however. This an unusual and wonderful contribution to TE.
Finally, I'm prepared to be told I'm completely wrong about this photo, though I will be surprised if you say it is natural... ;-)
antti (0) 2005-02-19 13:20
Very good cropping to have almost graphic touch here - not almost it is that ! Those penguins look other directions and it makes this possible. Very well seen this possibility and bravely made to this size. Thanks, Bavid ! I might take it to ws - not for reason, it is bad, no, it is so good one - what to be finded from it. I`m not sure, shall I get something - if not, I do not load my ws.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-02-19 15:36
Hi David, stunning picture, I envy you a bit. It must be a dream to see these animals in real life.
I read that you use Neatimage, I use a different program , also freeware, and I like it very much, it's faster and much better, IMO. You can download it here.
Do me a favour (I don't have any intrest in the product whatsoever, but I think it's SO good), download it, and try it out on this scan. I promise you, it will look far better.
greg64g (11193) 2005-02-19 16:06
Very nice and graphic picture.
worldtraveler12 (0) 2005-03-03 20:53
Impressive shot. My recommendation for this picture, is if you could do it again, to capture everything in focus.
mjdundee (4657) 2005-11-05 4:24
Looks almost like an artifact due to motion unsharpness of some birds. Great contrast and coulours. TFS. Thomas
sergio1 (12152) 2005-11-07 6:58
Hola amigo David
Divertida escena de estos peculiares animalitos.
Buena composición ya que conseguiste crear una buena magnitud
rosaline (0) 2005-11-07 7:04
As a bird photographer myself I can appreciate this scene. Well composed and showing the full majesty of these Kings.
schobi (187) 2005-11-07 7:27
Beautiful picture with nice colour-combination - black, white and orange! Good work, regards schobi
david (3992) 2006-01-10 10:03
awesome photo ... fantastic colours and repetition. definitely one of my favourite trek earth photos!
well done. keep shooting!!
absk123 (3) 2006-01-10 10:14
it's a great photo. you snapped well. carry on
anaines (827) 2006-03-30 16:29
I like a lot this picture, the blured fore and background, the colors and the penguin themself are really beauty. Good note also!
veronika (6052) 2006-03-30 16:55
David, WOW this looks unbelievable!! they really look like KINGS :)
very well done!
mishreyee (0) 2006-05-24 2:20
This is fascinating...splendid view of so many penguins...I don't know what to write...no words to express my feeling...so happy to see this picture!!! I love penguins and feel simply mad to see this post!
Many many many thanks for sharing it to TE
sozerali (179) 2006-12-05 6:57
It is very nice shoot.I love it.
nastenka (56) 2007-02-11 6:14
Such a nice photo..I liked it too much..Just tree colours makes it amazing..Thanks a lot.
Suellen_Feroldi (288) 2007-09-04 4:36
Fantstic colors contrast!!
Thanks for sharing..
Have a great day
MLINES (12516) 2007-10-02 4:27
Hi David. A good composition of such a topical scene. The colours and note are very good. Well presented. TFS. Murray.
- Copyright: david r' (trip) (860)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-12-07
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon A-1, vivitar 70-210mm, Hoya Polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Crowd, Animals, Circumpolar - Scenes from earth's polar regions, Penguins [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-19 12:35
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