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Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin (Image ID 34610)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Sat 23rd Feb, 2019 and uploaded on Wed 27th Mar, 2019 .
Resolution1400x933
Viewed26
ID34610
CommentOn our departure from Coronation Island (South Orkneys), we were greeted with this remarkable sight. There were many thousands of penguins in the water, some floating, some porpoising (as shown here). There were also whales blowing all around in an area of water covering many hectares. I'm guessing there must have been a large krill aggregation in the water attracting all the activity. The naturalist who was on deck at the time said he'd not seen anything like it before. Also observed nearby was a large krill fishing vessel.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 227mm
1/2000 sec, f7.1, ISO 1600.
Initially processed in Canon DPP 4 to crop, adjust exposure and lighting and perform noise reduction (at about 50% of default values). A 16 bit TIFF file was created from the RAW DPP image and finished in PSE (Adobe Photoshop Elements v9) where further noise reduction was applied to the main subject(s) using Neat Image plugin for PSE. Stronger noise reduction was applied to the remainder. Main subject selected and adjustments made to lighten shadows, darken highlights and increase midtone contrast as appropriate. Inverse of main subject selected and adjustments made as appropriate to contrast, highlights, shadows and saturation to make the bird stand out more effectively. Main subject sharpened after resizing for upload.
LocationCoronation Island, Antarctica (Unknown)
Keywordsadult
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