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RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD September 15, 2014
Stunning capture..Congratulations.
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onyanita September 16, 2014
stunning capture...congrats on being a Contest Finalist. Where did you get this one?
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FordsFotos June 12, 2015
Thank you all for your votes and comments
Cavanrose
 
Cavanrose September 18, 2016
Beautiful !

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo during a recent trip to the Falkland Islands. It is a unique area, a spot of England in South America. These are King Penguins gathered at the edge of the sea. The wild sea behind the penguins may contain seals in waiting.
Time
It was taken in the afternoon on a cold windy day
Lighting
The sky was cloudy most of that day which made for nice natural lighting conditions. Out of the cloudy sky snow showers were frequent making it hard to keep the camera dry and the lens free of snow.
Equipment
This was taken with a Nikon D3 and a 28-300mm Nikkor lens. No flash or Tripod was used.
Inspiration
The King Penguins are gathered at the edge of the sea. The wild wind blown sea behind the penguins may contain seals in waiting. I call this photo "Who goes in first" and that is why I took the photo. It is as though the one standing by himself is checking things out and possibly trying to decide who should be the first to risk going into the sea. The one apparently cleaning himself on the opposite side looks like he's thinking , "if I don't look at him maybe he won't choose me"!
Editing
I don't remember that I had to do a lot of post processing except sharpen and brighten it. I know I lightened the faces of the penguins a bit, and may have done some cropping.
In my camera bag
I usually carry Nikon D3 and more recently a Nikon D810. I also have Nikon and Sony mirror- less cameras. Another new addition to my equipment is a Sony RX10 with the 24-600mm Lens. I have an Expodisk to set White balance, and a Polarizer for each camera lens.
Feedback
Situated in the Atlantic ocean the Falkland Islands have unique weather. It can be sunny and cold one minute and then cloudy and snowing the next. The trip to the penguin colonies visited for this shot involved a long hilly sometimes muddy off-road drive in a 4 wheel drive vehicle. It was a great way to see the land, but required patience to get there. The photographer and her/his camera equipment must be prepared for weather extremes. I had rain proof coverings for my cameras, and often put the cameras under my coat to keep them warm. I wore a wool sweater with a Gor-Tex rain coat on top, as well as hat and gloves. Taking pictures with gloves is always fun, so I had gloves that I could slip out finger and thumb tips.

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