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Copyright: Wellington BR (wbriques) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 375 W: 68 N: 723] (3611)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-25
Categories: Humorous, Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AFS VR, 67mm Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-10-17 5:45
Viewed: 4242
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Approaching the Errera Channel is a scenic, narrow waterway between Ronge Island and the Arctowski Peninsula on the mainland. It was discovered by the Belgica expedition and named for the Professor Léo Errera of the University of Brussels, a benefactor of the voyage. Errera is home to Danco and Cuverville Islands. Cuverville Island supports one of the largest known gentoo penguin colonies. This can be apparent from miles away, given the right wind direction. Early in the season, snow cover impedes bbut doesn't stop penguins accessing their nests and an intricate network of "penguin highways"is carved into the snow.
Up from the rookery at Cuverville, steep cliffs lead to the island top (seem here ) The cliffs are also home to skuas that are vigorous in defending their well-hidden nests.

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Interesant capture,mens and pinguins together.Nice picture.Regards.Alin.

What a fantastic view.... so interesting!! Looks like a little OE on the sky, but that must have been difficult to avoid. Does the water appear to be yellow because if the rising sun?
So interesting to see these penguins!! They don't seem to be too bothered by all the people around. Did you also get to see some Emperor penguins?
Great shot Wellington

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-10-17 7:50]

Great shot - which are the penguins, the little B&W things or the blue things lol. Nice PoV on this one Wellington and I can see the humour in it. TFS

Interesting to see a similar behavior of the humans and the penguins. They all group together and stand still. It is a very interesting photo with some lovely details. I find the magenta color cast in the snow a bit odd, especially with the cyan in the distant peak. And I feel that the sky came out too bright. Maybe a white balance adjustment and some darkening of the sky would be a good idea.

Boa tarde Wellington,
Suas mais curiosas fotos são dessa região e tinha que ser assim, pois poucos podem chegar até aí. Além de boa foto, é um belo documento de etologia, pela comparação que se pode fazer de duas formas de comportamento animal e não tenho dúvida que você pensou nisso quando focou homens e pinguins.
Excelente trabalho, meu caro.

Hi Wellington

Some judicious burning & dodging would have made this an outstanding image. I may try a quick workshop.

Blue penguins and blue men, but who are the penguins and who the men ?(and women maybe , but the same for the penguins...)
A great moment

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