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Hey, you're too close

Hey, you're too close
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Copyright: Ms Karin (k-2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-16
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Nature, Decisive Moment, Portrait
Camera: Pentax K100D, Tamron 28-300mm, f/3.5-6.3
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: K2 go to Antarctica 2007
Theme(s): My favorite Humoristic or Funny shots, Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-22 17:36
Viewed: 6305
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 105
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Penguins are born comics in my opinion. I had my camera constantly set to 1/500 sec and ready to click.
Here is a husband and wife team of King Penguins on South Georgia Island. Pairs of penguins do many things together just like we do. They walk together, they,talk together, they scratch together, they sleep together. But, most importantly they made us laugh. In case you wanted to know-- the rule was that we could not get closer than 5 meters to them -- but they could approach us because they did not know the rules.

gvolio, GreenBaron, tiobibi, Kilted-Arab, ollimac7, Dpbours, patleboss, joopschotsman, sarahc, karith, perryhooter, Tomek, harpya, tibig, Frikfoto, Patricia, mortcdz, Nelu_Goia, touristdidi, degani, bigil, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To juulbaars: nuns are not nearly as funnyk-2 1 12-19 18:37
To dbp: the missing eyes.k-2 1 10-22 17:00
To harpya: March of the Penguinsk-2 1 10-15 20:48
To speed34121: Ich wurde gerne helfenk-2 1 09-17 16:09
To Darlene: Bumperklevenk-2 1 09-04 16:32
To perryhooter: Sense of Humourk-2 1 09-04 16:15
To deanophotos: Guys out on the townk-2 1 09-01 17:56
To karith: Born comicsk-2 1 08-31 21:07
To Dpbours: 300 mmk-2 6 08-26 18:49
To eev: Sharpening.k-2 1 08-25 08:20
To Kilted-Arab: Your inlawsk-2 2 08-22 19:08
To Liberty: Ouch, that hurts.k-2 1 08-22 18:31
To gvolio: No eyesk-2 1 08-22 17:52
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Very good capture.

It is a pity you didnt get the eyes (yes, I know is hard with a black face!)


Another lovely shot, Karin - well composed and framed with a nice level view of the penguins. My in-laws are heading to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antartica at the end of this year...i envy them and you!

Good wee note as well, well done all round.

Hi Karin

LoL So funny title for your picture. Nice capture again:)

sharp and great detail. TFS , regards Josée

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-08-22 18:23]

Hi Karin,

A great pose of the penguins. They are so cute. Lovely image captured with great details, sharpness and nicely composed.



Excellent sharpness and perfect metering, great capture of colour and texture - very cute shot!

Hehehe nice shot.. i personally liked the tight cropping...


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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-08-22 21:45]

Ohhh this is so cool.... they are a perfect couple..nice sharpness and good colour.. well done.

thanks for sharing.

This is a really good capture of the penguins
I think it is sweet, love is in the air
excellent picture karin

halo Karin....
great shot and good POV and DOV.
colors and focus are really nice too.
very well done.

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  • OWO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
  • [2007-08-23 1:01]

Hi Karen,

Indeed a very nice couple and nicely "shot". Maybe a little room on the right side of the picture would've helped the composition even better.



Really funny, well taken...

Hi K-2,
Superb capture of this close encounter! Great sharpness and colours. In short an outstanding posting.

:) Later...

Hi Karin,
Real funny
The don’t have an aura I think

excellent and funny capture... I would have loved to be there.... thanks for sharing...
Penguins are my true favorites animals... just love them...


Great note on the approaching rules for penguins! But your focus was still on 300mm, so these must still be obeying the 5 metre rule they didn't understand :-).

Nice one! Dennis
The note really made me smile :-)

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-08-23 7:59]

Hi Karin ;)
very nice and original...TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

Hello Karin,

What a fabulous shot!
Wouldn't this just make a fabulous advert for something like deodorant!

Fabulous sharp images, great colours and expertly cropped!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2007-08-23 14:04]

hello Karin,
this is an excellent and comic composition.
Makes me smile.

Hello Karin, outstanding colors very well satured on this lovely shot, funny pose nice composed with a beautifull frame,

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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 110 W: 53 N: 45] (1291)
  • [2007-08-25 8:17]
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Excellent shot Karin. The subject matter is great and the colors well rendered. I might suggest a little sharpening might help a bit.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2007-08-25 16:16]

Witaj Karin! Te ptaszyska sa piekne!... wygladaja wrecz nierealnie. Wspaniale ujecie, bardzo oryginalne zdjecie! Gratulacje i serdecznosci. Barbara /Polish/

Hallo Karin!
super foto!tolles Ehepaar:-)sehen glücklich aus:):):)
Liebe Grüsse!

Hi there,
Great colors and a very funny scene. They walk the way we drive our cars ... too close to each other. :-)

Hi you both,
This is a very good shot of these penguins . Sharp with nice colors .

Wow! Nice one. Penguins are so popular these days, and from this photo, I can totally see why! Excellent close up, colours, symmetry, and fascinating place. Well done!

I have fallen in love with your penguin shots! This one is precious and funny all at once. Thanks for the great note, too:)

Love this, quite humorous as they remind me of a couple of guys off out on the town for the night, good sharpness and clarity and excellent colours.



Among my TL Top Five members with the best sense of humour, you are about to kick one member out (^_^) LOL !

Lovely post !

I won't name all five, but incidently, we have a few here.

In Holland we have a really annoying activity called 'bumperkleven'. It's when you're driving on the highway and another car comes up right behind you and sticks real close to your car because it can't pass you.
Well, this looks a lot like it! Haha, LOL.
Great stuff, but great picture also.
TFS, Darlene

Hello Karin,

this is a really nice photo and one of the reasons because I go now for a jurney to Antarctica this year too.

It is possible to contact you via eMail? I have some easy questions.

Best regards

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-10-14 0:15]

Hello Karin:)
This is fantastic shot - love it. Very well captured and what can I say? - nature is so beautiful!!! lets safe it!
I can see that you have nice portfolio here:)
Best Wishes to you and your husband - Tom

Hello Karin

Beautiful capture and wonderful scene,
this weekend I was able to attended a DVD - Pingüim Emperor's March -, I am frightened and admired of like them they are an united colony, as much the males as the females they help her mutually.
A Beautiful film and sells these here I remembered the film.
Congratulations for capture and his good taste.


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  • bzees Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 64 W: 0 N: 23] (366)
  • [2007-10-20 2:02]

Great composition, very intimate moment.

I hope its bisexual.... :).

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2007-10-22 11:45]
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hi Karin
beautiful and excellent shot
great colours and great catch of the moment
hey,were are the eyes?
best regards

Hello Karin

splendide capture de deux pingouins
belles couleurs et beaux moments


PS merci pour la visite

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2007-10-28 21:46]

Hahahahaha so funny. love it.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-11-04 11:46]

Proffesional work Karin.



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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-11-06 11:25]

You are right, this pair seems to be doing slapstic.

they look like nuns.. vergy good photo

Wow,very impressive,i like this pic.
Both walking togeter in life.
Great colors of it animals and your catch too,congratullations!!!
Happy christmas and happy to meet you :)

Fabulous sharp images, great colours and expertly cropped. Excellent

very brigt colours
"just the 2 of us"
great picture!

Hi Karin,Wow! This is a great shot of the two penquins. Their stance and the sharpness is excellent.Yes, I would like to have seen their eyes but such a comic shot I don't think that matters. Well done. Pat.

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  • nface Silver Star Critiquer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 3] (457)
  • [2008-01-13 5:20]

Hi Karin very good compositon nice view I love it

good work Recep

They look so cute :) I love this shot and the title goes well with it. Great colors and beautiful models :)


Beautiful colours and a great composition. One of those pictures which cries out for a humourous caption. Great stuff!
Thanks for sharing

OK Karin, considering the size I believe that the smaller one,in the back is the "wife" but if so, how come she doesn`t have a hand in his pocket?:)
Beautiful,gorgeous "family portrait" and a lesson about "social life" in Antarctica.
And a smile,too:)
Thank you,

Everyone has to love penguins, they are so cute..... they live in such a harsh place.

hi again Karin,
I would have 1000 points because this picture is really great, very nice day life image, brava
kind regards

Hit there..
I just impressed by this colors....
WooOOooo...Great pose ...
You've got a Great cuple...I love it!!!
Congratulations for the POV, and TFS...
Have a great week

Wonderful composition and love the note.

Hi Karin,
Beautiful pair, a fantastic image with proper exposure to have details on both the blacks and the whites. Fabulous white balance settings and a pleasant composition - a masterpiece without doubt. Bravo.
Best regards, László

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