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Mom + 1.5 Babies
Mom + 1.5 Babies

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Challenge: Baby Animals III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Cuverville Island, Antarctica
Date: Feb 5, 2006
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2014

Photographer’s Notes
I’ve been lucky in life and one element of my good luck is the opportunity to travel widely – in this case to Antarctica in February of 2006. After an overnight transit from Deception Island our ship, the MS Endeavor, arrived at Cuverville Island. At 64 degrees south latitude, we were close to, and would attempt to breach the Antarctic Circle the next day (and succeed.)

Meanwhile we used Zodiacs to explore the icebergs floating in the bay and hiked the island. We found colonies of Gentoo penguins, like the one in the photo. February is late in the Antarctic’s warm season. This chick hatched too late to survive the coming winter and the other egg probably won’t hatch at all. But loyalty is strong among all mothers and this one refused to abandon this lost cause.

Here’s a link to the rest of the 2006 Antarctic photos.

Post Processing
• Convert from RAW (PSCC Camera RAW)
• Crop (PSCC)
• Resize (OnOne Perfect Resize)
• Sharpen (PSCC High Pass Overlay Layer)
• Save for Web (PSCC)

Camera Data
• Date: 2006.02.06
• Camera: Nikon D200
• Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
• ISO: 200
• Aperture: f/13
• Shutter: 1/160

Place: 18 out of 94
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08/26/2014 07:54:17 AM
critique club:

i'm not fond of this image, the subjects seem awkward and they lack that "cuteness" one expects from this moment. its not like you can pose them, though :)

the colors and details all seem to blend together and the background bleeds into the subject so there is isn't enough isolation of the subject to any appeal either.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2014 11:58:02 AM
might also be the father, right?
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08/01/2014 12:14:26 PM
what a wonderful capture, light seems a little harsh, but not much you can do about that, this is one of my favs in the challenge
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07/29/2014 06:19:21 PM
aweeeee now it makes me want to watch that movie of happy feet!
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07/28/2014 10:19:30 PM
well seen and captured very nice shot
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