I stared into the face of evil

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  1. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    And evil said - Wark?
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    Those two came off better than I thought they would, even though at 100% the noise is messy. I tried to get a sharper shot like 2, but the only time he was diving like that was to chase the fingers of kids on the glass (he really really wanted them!) and so there was no way to get the swimming shot without hte back of a kid being rather dominating.

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    one of the best exposures all day == and I hate the composition :(
    just too much focus is to the far right with the left offering nothing - should have moved back a bit to get more space on the right or changed the angle a bit. Might try a crop closer to the head to reduce the effect

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    A selection of penguins from Marwell zoo - any comments/crits welcome - thank you *crits really welcome!*
     
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    I think the last shot is one of the better ones(only wish it were sharper) It's more eye level and looks better. That one or the second last. Nice work!!!
     
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    i really like the last one i would have to say that is the best one.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the compliments both :)

    you and me both ( and I have the horror of knowing what the fullsized looks like! :()
     
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    Humboldt penguins are evil?

    I would never have guessed...

    Now Magellan penguins, yes... I can see that, but a Humboldt?
     
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    aye its a common problem with penguins - all the them are evil - out to rule the world they are!
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Don't let Anty see this ... and what you think about them!! Tsk-tsk-tsk!

    But that first one here is funny. How come the glass was so clean? Any time I get to whichever zoo (not that I go to many) where there are glass aquariums/glass pools so that the animals can also be seen under water, either the glass is horribly dirty, or the water muddy or green and certainly not as clear as this here is...
     
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    I have no idea how the glass stayed clean - certainly it was getting enough fingers on it with kid teasing the finger chaser on ;)
    As for the water they were using some natural filtration system to clean out the water so that they never had to repace it in the pen.

    oh and your name -- its not green anymore!
     
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    I KNEW IT!!!!!!!! As soon as I saw that title, and that you were the OP, I knew what the pictures would be! :lmao:

    I really like the first two, as both are kind of 'unusual' in their pov of a penguin. And I agree with Lafoto, it's not common to get a zoo window that's fairly clean.

    I take it you escaped with all your fingers intact? And with the way they were making eye contact with you, have you had any unexplained urges to eat fish or go swimming lately? Or take over the world?
     
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    ....well I do like a bit of smoked salmon......
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    *shiver* Eeeeevil penguins.
     
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    Scary Stuff! Chillers minions....
     

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