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Old Aug 30, 2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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Well this biweekly shoot out took quite a bit of thinking and is indeed technical challenging...

Here is my contribution: some fairy penguins (or "little penguins"... see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy_penguin) from Granite Island, about 1.5 hours south of Adelaide, South Australia.

There is a large colony of these penguins, the smallest of the species on Granite Island, and some of them (who are injured or need to be rehabilitated) are kept in a special enclosure, which the public can view (good, because naturally / normally they would be out in the sea, swimming and fishing all day!)

As they have their own little "sea"... that provided the reflection. And I took the photo at 300mm (f7.1) which gives a shallow depth of field. You'll notice the penguins and their reflection are in focus, but the rocks behind them and the fence reflection in the pool are out of focus.

Hope you like the photo! These are cute little creatures!

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Old Aug 30, 2008, 3:07 PM   #2
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Very cute little creatures. And, nice job capturing them. It's great that they provide a place for them to rehabilitate.

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Ive heard of fairy people, first time though I heard of Fairy Penguins. Nice job.
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Nicely done.

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Thank you all for your most kind and encouraging comments!

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Nicely done.

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Wonderful photo, very cute.
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Cal and flutelady

Thank you both for viewing this shared photo. I always appreciate feedback and enjoy being part of this community.

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