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Penguins near the ice edge



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7 Comments | Report
Hedde PRO+
 
Hedde February 10, 2016
Love this shot!! And the rest of your gallery is just as great. Glad to have found it.
LLOYDWRIGHT
 
LLOYDWRIGHT March 06, 2016
brrrrrr
adavies
 
adavies June 29, 2016
Nice capture! Looks so cold! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Birds Galore challenge:)
viewbug.com/challenge/birds-galore-gt5-photo-challenge-by-adavies
eugenemischenko
 
eugenemischenko October 02, 2016
Great!
bordershots
 
bordershots April 14, 2018
" you go first " ! lol great shot
eugenemischenko
 
eugenemischenko May 20, 2018
Great shot)
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz August 24, 2019
Beautiful work! Congratulations on winning another contest finalist award.
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this near McMurdo station, Antarctica.
Time
This shot is from a series taken around mid-day.
Lighting
There was thick cloud cover that day, so the light was evenly diffused and created excellent shooting conditions.
Equipment
I took this with a Nikon D7000 and nikkor 55-300.
Inspiration
I was looking down from a hill and loved how tightly the penguins were grouped. The cracking ice edge made for a nice leading line and the whole composition seemed uniquely Antarctican.
Editing
I lightened the shot up a bit, took out some noise and bumped up the clarity.
In my camera bag
Since we have a limited access to mail in the winter, whatever gear I bring down with me is all I have for the season. This year, I brought a Nikon d7000, Nikkor 18-105,Tokina 11-16 F2.8, Tamaron 70-200 F2.8, a Nikkor 50 F1.8, a tripod, cable release, and a few off camera flashes. Mid-way through the season I decided I wanted to try some new lighting techniques and diy-ed some light modifiers with cardboard and sheets since I couldn't get them any other way.
Feedback
When shooting wildlife, try to keep the environment in mind. I love to include interesting aspects of the surrounding area so that I can tell a more complete picture of the animal in it's natural habitat.

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