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Do penguins wear spectacles?!
1st PlaceDo penguins wear spectacles?!

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Challenge: Transparency V (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2021-2022 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus 12-100mm f/4.0 M.Zuiko ED IS PRO
Location: Sydney Aquarium
Date: Jun 3, 2021
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 6400
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 3, 2021

went to the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium yesterday with my daughter and grandson ..
my daughter is 8 months pregnant and my grandson Leo is two and a half .. so photography is the last thing on the agenda .. i'm pushing the pram, carrying Leo and helping Ali ..
but i was able to get a few photos ..

going thru the photos this morning after i had looked at what challenges were going .. i thought .. "hello .. transparency .. !! .. "

this is a perfect example of wanting a shot but getting another one that is so much better ..

the man .. who i dont know .. was standing taking photos of the pengiuns with his phone .. i took a couple of shots waiting for him to move away ..
at the time i didnt realize that because of the reflection thru the glass it looks like the penguin is wearing spectacles .. what were the chances .. !! ..
cant use flash .. and pics extremely grainy/noisy .. hence the added texture etc ..

no matter how this goes in the challenge i reckon it was pretty cool getting this totally unplanned candid shot .. :)

mariuca .. the man had stopped taking photos on his phone for a second when i took this shot and was holding it close to his chest .. :)

after rollover ..
thankyou everyone for your excellent votes and comments .. this would have to be my favourite photo in a long time .. just how random it was .. turned out almost despite me .. !! .. ;)

Place: 1 out of 21
Avg (all users): 7.2353
Avg (participants): 6.5294
Avg (non-participants): 7.9412
Views since voting: 648
Views during voting: 71
Votes: 34
Comments: 15
Favorites: 4 (view)

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06/14/2021 10:34:10 AM
An absolute gem, Roz! Congrats!
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06/13/2021 09:56:16 PM
As an addendum... I'm thrilled that you're about to have a BRAND NEW MODEL!!

I want one so much!

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06/13/2021 09:54:57 PM
Roz! You nailed this!

I love everything about it! Especially the story.

This is perfection in photography.

You're my hero.

Oh! And congrats on your BLUUUUUUUUUUUUEE!

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06/11/2021 06:26:05 PM
This is great Roz! The best photos are those that happen serendipitously :). Actually, even without glasses on the pinguin it was a very good shot, love the composition and the light, and the BW processing. But of course glasses are the icing on the cake. Congrats on your win!
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06/11/2021 05:58:57 PM
Awesome Roz!
Congrats on the Blue
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06/11/2021 02:12:50 PM
Congratulations! What a cool image!
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06/11/2021 12:10:10 PM
very creative image and very well executed.
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06/11/2021 12:02:44 PM
Congrats Roz. Great capture and very funny!
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06/11/2021 06:56:02 AM
Hmm looks almost more like a monocle ;-) Well seen and captured, congrats on the win!
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06/11/2021 12:05:16 AM
My 10, Roz, and I'm delighted to see I'm far from alone. Wonderful capture and perfect for the challenge whether by plan or through serendipity.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/10/2021 11:17:02 PM
what has been added has already been added... 10
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06/10/2021 11:07:05 PM
Ha ha. Yes they do to be as likeable as the man watching them (what happened to his hand? The only nit picking I have)
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06/10/2021 11:05:13 PM
Clever, funny, artful and beautifully pulled off. Black and white old-fashioned feel, and I even like the tattered framing. Can't see the entire enclosure, but the penguins don't look to have much joy.
In any case, personal favorite of the challenge.
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06/10/2021 09:26:23 PM
Oh... I really like this!

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06/04/2021 01:27:14 AM
Marvellous capture!
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