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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia
Date: Nov 29, 2004
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 1/320 second
Shutter: 200
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2005


Place: 56 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.5203
Avg (commenters): 7.9412
Avg (participants): 6.5283
Avg (non-participants): 6.4937
Views since voting: 2968
Views during voting: 488
Votes: 344
Comments: 30
Favorites: 7 (view)

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11/10/2008 06:10:05 PM
Thanks Ecce, I've already dodged the baby's eye quite a bit, their eyes seem to be light sinks for some reason!
This remains my favourite Antarctica photo.
We'll see if I get any better ones on our upcoming return trip!
11/10/2008 05:32:41 PM
Kavita, you lucky lady to have been amongst these wonderful birds! Fantastic capture, wonderful composition and whilst a 6.5 isn't to be sniffed at I think you were robbed!

The only thing I can think of to improve this shot would be if baby P's eye was a little brighter? I love it!
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01/06/2008 10:39:10 PM
Picture perfect and a wonderful nature shot.....

I do wish you were a registed member, as I have tried to comment on some of your other images, especially the cub in a tree as I love that one.....

Message edited by author 2008-01-06 22:40:45.
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07/16/2007 03:32:26 PM
You have a good eye for the natural and I would like to see some more of your work.
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05/18/2006 05:36:42 PM
Great photo Kavey
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05/12/2006 09:23:52 AM
This is a lovely shot! Fantastic timing but also seems technicaly sound. I would love to see something like this myself. I really can't find fault with it at all. There must be some amazing photographers out there to be able to justify giving this a 2!
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05/12/2006 06:57:19 AM
I love penguins... Nice capture.
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02/28/2005 06:53:07 PM
Terrific shot! Great focus and colors. Nice dof. Very well done.
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02/02/2005 04:25:45 PM
What a neat shot! Lovely timing, great capture :)
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02/01/2005 02:30:58 AM
I thought this was your's Kavey, great shot.
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02/01/2005 12:21:13 AM
Presently eating hat :) - Though overall the ratings in this image were surprisingly low - I don't understand why the winner of the best of 2004 challenge is a full point lower than the masters free study.

Great work all the same!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2005 07:15:17 PM
I'm biased on this one. Penguins kick ass! I either gave this a 10 for penguin-ness or a 1 because I'm jealous ; )

Seriously, I love this. Great composition, and a beautiful moment to capture. Can't fault it.
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01/28/2005 05:53:59 PM
What a nice and tender image! It feels a bit soft though, I want to really see all the hairs on the chick.. still worth an 8.
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01/27/2005 07:48:44 PM
Great capture. Too much border stuff happening here for my taste.
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01/27/2005 05:00:10 PM
VERY nice!!! Great capture. Can you see my face turning green? I'm so jealous. I wanna go to Antarctica too!
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01/27/2005 02:48:19 PM
One of the best photos in the challenge by a long shot. 10
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01/24/2005 06:35:25 AM
how sweet is this! i really hope this doesn't get lost in the shuffle, and that it gets the attention it deserves. what an incredible capture. and now, as i have nothing further to add, i'm just going to sit back and enjoy it for a moment, if you don't mind. good luck in this and the challenges yet to come!
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01/19/2005 05:22:11 PM
This is an awesome picture!! What perfect timing. This is a perfect Bokeh shot too because the blurred background really enhances the picture. IMO it is a perfect 10. Good luck!
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01/18/2005 09:40:55 PM
01/18/2005 12:49:31 PM
What an exquisite and lovely moment you've captured. This is definitely one of those "defining moment" photos. I can see this on a motivational poster, calendar, or print adverts for a zoo or wildlife refuge. Focus is spot-on and color is wonderful. I don't even mind the border (I am betting the border patrol has commented about that). Well seen and well captured. 9
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01/18/2005 11:36:26 AM
right place , right time
01/17/2005 03:04:42 PM
A beautiful moment in nature captured quite nicely. Good job.
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01/17/2005 11:33:54 AM
Lovely shot
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01/17/2005 02:32:46 AM
Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. I would say this is a lucky shot - lucky to be there, lucky to see this. But I'm a firm believer that you make your own luck (plus this shot is technically perfect). Perhaps my favourite thing about this image is the way a fully grown penguin serves as the backdrop for the parental penguin, while the brown babies provide the background for the baby. That division is highly successful in my book. A well deserved 10. I'll eat my hat if this doesn't end up in the 7s somewhere!.
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01/16/2005 05:56:24 PM
Great capture, but the border is distracting.
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01/16/2005 05:49:20 PM
Great timing and sharp where it counts.
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01/16/2005 05:22:11 PM
Interesting subjects and great timing on this shot. I'm not fond of the subject but a beautiful shot none the less. well done.
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01/16/2005 03:58:50 PM
National Geographic should be calling soon...great capture. Border takes away from this image, but not from my score...good job.
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01/16/2005 12:21:37 PM
What a moment. Very beautiful. i Like the contrast of the colored pinguin and the young one. Very nice.
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01/16/2005 12:11:32 AM
Great Capture! Love the framing, and the focus is perfect!
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