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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.

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

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
ISO 100
100 mm