Sweaty Penguin

Posted by DaveB (Exeter, United Kingdom) on 16 June 2008 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A visit to Edinburgh Zoo yesterday provided me with a chance to try out some animal photography, and even though alot of them were taken through glass or cages, I think I got some good shots. This is a king penguin, who was relaxing under one of the water vapour sprayers.

As always, comments are welcome, particularly those offering feedback and criticism on my images! (It's the only way I'll learn!) :)

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

This is a super shot Dave, the details and colour are wonderful. I love the water droplets especially the one on the end of his beak :)
Looking forward to your animal photographs too.
btw thanks for the link, wish I'd seen it earlier, there was some georgous scenery in Wales, but as landscapes are a weak point with me, I just looked, and took the odd shot or two, that'll teach me, not to be such a wuss and just to go for it. lol :D

16 Jun 2008 1:02pm

@MaryB: I feel the same way, I like shooting landscapes, but I never get many that really pop. I think I'm gonna enter that one for a laugh to see what happens, I enter the weekly guardian competition sometimes but have never done something like this yet!

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

The details are incredible, Dave. Wonderful.

16 Jun 2008 6:19pm

@amy: Thanks Amy

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Great shot, the colours, texture and detail are spot on.

16 Jun 2008 7:14pm

@Graham Russon: Thanks Graham

Jasp from Plymouth, United Kingdom

For some reason it made me feel cold just looking at him (or her). Fascinating animals penguins

16 Jun 2008 8:02pm

@Jasp: It was actually quite warm, that's why he was under the spray I suppose!

Baz from Teglia, United Kingdom

Amazing details, well done!

16 Jun 2008 8:49pm

@Baz: Thanks Baz

Ekaputra Tupamahu from Malang, Indonesia

Fantastic capture Dave... wonderful details.. amazing composition! WELL DONE!

17 Jun 2008 1:25am

@Ekaputra Tupamahu: Thanks Ekaputra

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

great details and colors!!

17 Jun 2008 2:06am

@Elisa: Thanks Elisa

Canon EOS 400D
1/250 second
F/5.0
ISO 100
100 mm

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