Penguin Thoughts: You Decide

Penguin Thoughts: You Decide I have had some great responses to the penguin thoughts.  So what I’ve decided to do is take the 4 photos that were posted, post the pictures here and my favourite 2 comments from each of them.  At the bottom you will have a chance to vote on your favourite quote.  The winner will take home a print of their choice from my photo Gallery. Vote simply by leaving a comment in the comment box below. All you have to do is type in the week and the quoter. You can vote only once, but feel free to persuade others to vote via twitter, facebook, or the comment box.  The winner will be announced Thursday, February 17. Week 1 It was him! by Brendan van Son The Quotes: “Mom. This is Brian. I’m … gay. (Poor Brian. He’s not as loud and proud as Kevin is about the whole thing. Next photo: Brian tells HIS parents (feathers fly).)” – Torre “You’ve gotta be kidding, you’re dumping me….for this guy?!” – Liz ““But HE’s the one who pushed me off the rock telling me I WOULD fly instinctively!” – Ana Week 2 The Quotes: “Where is my PEEEEAAANUUTTTTT BUUUUTTTTEEEERRRRRRR!” – Wandering Trader “I’m not moving ’til I catch that snowflake!” – Brett Week 3 The Quotes: Ehavely – “1. (evil penguin) Go for it, splurge of the fish ice cream. You earned it. 2. Hmm, should I have the fattening fish ice cream? 3. (good penguin) Don’t throw your diet off track. Resist the urge!”” Torre – “1: Sorry, sir. Can’t let you in. We’re full. 2: But … there’s nobody else here? 3: Honeeeeey do something! I need to pee!!!!” Week 4 The Quotes: “That chimichanga was a HUGE mistake” – Phil “Does this tux make me look fat?” – Sue Kron I went to Antarctica to photograph these penguins with Peregrine Adventures, check them...

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Penguin Thoughts: Final Round

Penguin Thoughts: Final Round You know by now how this works.  I put up a picture, you guys contribute the thoughts of the penguin. Here is this week’s image: What’s next? Sadly, for now this is the end of the Antarctica stuff.  However some of it will surface over time in the form of opinion articles and daily travel photos.  Luckily, we are moving on to some exciting stuff.  Over the next month or so there will be articles and photos from Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, Paraty and so many more places. Tomorrow look for the first article on Iguazu falls called “Fighting Crowds: Iguazu Falls Day...

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Daily Travel Photo: Misfit Penguin

The Set Up I had been meaning to save this shot for “penguin thoughts” but it was just too good.  This photo was taken on a little island just off of the Peninsula of Antarctica called Peterman Island.  I stood and watched a group of healthy chicks sticking close to their parents for a while.  However, this one started to look like it was lost.  The perfect misfit penguin. The Shot Patience in wildlife photography is something that is so important.  I stood waiting for this chick to turn its head towards me while all the other ones turned their heads away for about 20 minutes.  It is also important to visualize the type of shot that you want, you should be trying to capture a moment rather than a picture.  That being said, always be flexible enough to grab another shot while waiting for the one you want to materialize. For the camera junkies this shot on my canon 70-200mm f4 IS lens at a focal length of 200mm at f5 on a shutter speed of 1/1000, Iso100. What’s next On Monday my Antarctica series will sadly come to a close here.  My last post will be a long anticipated grouping series of penguin pictures which I’m sure you’ll like. Don’t worry though, after the Antarctica series some great stuff will be coming from Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Ihla do Mel, and Rio de Janeiro.  The Adventure is always in motion, let’s keep it...

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Penguin Thoughts: Round 3

Penguin Thoughts: Round 3 This is the 3rd installment of “Penguin Thoughts.” The idea is simple, simply write in to the comment box below what you think the penguins are talking about, or thinking.  Since there is 3 penguins this week, be sure to write it like this: “1:  She’s man mine, back off! 3: You’re a loser, soon she’ll be with me! 2: These boys have no ideas I’m sleeping with #6” Have fun! And remember, the best comment will win a free print of one of the penguin pictures. To see the previous rounds check out: Penguin thoughts round 1 and round...

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Daily Travel Photo: Penguin Mountain View

Photo of the Day: Penguin Mountain View The Set Up Just off of the edge of the Antarctic Peninsula we made a stop at a little islands called Danko Island.  Like most of the places we stopped at the beach was filled with penguins.  From the beach, little penguin highways trailed up the hills to rockeries where they made their nests.  Generally the penguins stay clumped together in groups.  However this one seemed to like its view, and nested all alone on the slope. About the Shot I shot this on a hike up to the top of the island.  I had to sit there for a while to get the pose that I was looking for, but in the end it worked out. For the photographers out there, I shot this on my Canon 70-200mm f4 IS at f11 (I didn’t want to fuzz out too much of the view), at a shutter speed of 1/400, iso100 at a focal length of...

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