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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: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-02
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AFS VR
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-10-26 3:11
Viewed: 7281
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Aptenodytes patagonicus, the King Penguin .

A portrait schedule at Fortuna Bay, and performed under rain, here seem at the model's black patch on the head.

Thousands of other jealous King penguins and few rein dears participate as background.

The penguin wants to keep his name undisclosed, for obvious reasons.

PP was a little cropping , framing and TL routine. A B&W is available at the workshop. Shot in RAW.


Aptenodytes patagonicus, o pinguin Rei.

Este trabalho de retrato foi agendado em Fortuna Bay e realizado sob chuva, a qual pode ser vista aqui na mancha preta da cabeça de nosso modelo.

Milhares de outros pinguins e algumas renas participaram do Photo-shoot como pano de fundo.

O pinguim quer manter o anonimato for razões óbvias.

PP foi um pequeno corte a direita e a rotina do TL. Versão P&B esta no workshop. Foto feita em RAW.

Boa semana à todos.
Grande abraço,


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Bonjour BR
Splendide image animalière aux couleurs fantastiques.
Le cadrage est aussi parfait pour mettre en valeur ce portrait.
Bravo et merci pour ce partage.
Bonne semaine.

excellent portrait grt details and good dof tfs
regards bryan

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  • Tezza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 97 N: 368] (3380)
  • [2009-10-26 4:35]
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Obviosly you've chosen the most photogenic among the thousands of candidates. You've done him proud with a nicely detailed shot with vibrant colours.

Hi Wellington, & hello TL gallery neighbor today!

Good framing on the penguin with reasonable sharpness, superb use of a shallow dof, & good colour & graphism. Tfs!

Hi Wellington...
Beautiful animal portrait...
Beautiful details, colors...

Great portrait Wellington .. could be out of National Geographic.
It looks as though he's keeping an eye on you through that partially open eye. Love the colors .. just amazing!
Great shot

Awesome shot Wellington, beautiful bird, well captured.. thanks


Olá Wellington, bom dia
Grande imagem, meu caro, embora a combinação de cores seja "obra" do pinguim, você colocou esse volume em adequada posição. Fundo muito bom, assim como ambas as versões, esta e PB.
Talvez um pouco mais de contraste pudesse melhorar um pouco.
Nota 10.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-10-26 13:07]
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Hi Wellington,
Superb close-up on this King Penguin! Looking at his proud posture, we understand why he has this royal name!
Strong and beautiful colors with a good clarity and contrast. The blurred BG works nicely here! Bravo! Annie

Hello Wellington,

Extremely good portrait of this beautiful penguin. He looks very proud and that makes him more beautiful.
Great focus and DOF.
The sharpness and colors are amazing.

Best regards,

Hi Wellington,

Superb closeup capture of the KIng Penguin with such lovely colors tones!
The sharpness and POV are perfect with great blurry soft-colored BG.
Great contrasts exist within this lovely work.

Have a great day!


Fascinating...my dream is to capture photos of these magnificent creatures in the wild and you have truly inspired me to fulfill that with this shot. I also have the 70-300 Vr and its wonderful to see people using this to good effect like this. Amazing color, sharpness and Bokeh! A-class capture! Well done and TFS!

Best wishes for the new year,


wonderful portrait and perfect dof

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