Daily Travel Photo: Misfit Penguin

Misfit Penguin
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 moving!