Are You Kidding? Fly? by ellismorleyphto

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This penguin is one of the inhabitants of London Zoo. I know there is a caption here… give me your suggestions and my favourite gets used with a permanent link to your gallery here in the description! :-)

OK! I ran a forum thread for people to add their caption idea, which were then all posted here.

I then took my favourite from each person and ran a vote on 3 different group’s forum threads… with the image but NOT with a link to it… meaning that all votes were impartial as all entries were anonymous.

Here are the entries:

1. You lookin’ at me?!
2. He said WHAT?!
3. Are you kidding? Fly?
4. Mom? Where’s Mom?? Mommy!!!
5. Let’s see who blinks first…
6. Avian Swim Team Member
7. I saw a fish! It was over there!
8. Hey, have you seen my bow tie?

I tallied up the votes across the 3 forums and we had a tie break!! Following a tie breaking vote… the winner was…..


Congratulations Gary! Your gallery is immortalised forever on this page :-)

Thankyou to EVERYONE who entered and congratulations must be given to the close runner up of “Has anyone seen my bow tie?” :-)

London Zoo, England. February 2010.

Canon 400d, 75-300mm lens.

I use no post processing of any kind, unless stated.

Thankyou! Featured in Eye Contact on 19th March 2010


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Featured in Theme Thursday this fortnight is JOHN VELOCCI – He has curated the TTFF-@ folder on my profile and has been highlighted in the TTFF group. Yay, John! :-)

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  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 4 years ago

    “ppppp pick up a penguin”
    “you lookin’ at me?”

  • I considered the 1st but thought that it would be better suited to a king penguin, as per the wrappings but that definitely crossed my mind.

    You lookin’ at me is on the shortlist… if I have not already used it.. I need to check.

    More ideas needed though and then I might put it to a vote afterwards :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 4 years ago

    oh please don’t forget to add it to the Black/White group :D

  • Oooh OK, will do, thanks! :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 4 years ago

    I will keep thinking – it’s never easy is it? hmmmmmm……

  • That’s just it… usually they come right to me! Just tired I guess… besides, I like the idea of having a little competition going :-P

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    ? Fabulous expression… wonderfully captured !!! :D ?
    As for the title… wish I could help… only thing that comes to mind….
    “Are you serious?”
    “He said what?”

  • Love both of those too…. Thankyou! :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 4 years ago

    Are you kidding? Fly?

  • LOL, thanks :-)

    I shall get all the suggestions together and put them to a vote on a forum :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Chloé-May Smith
    Chloé-May Smithover 4 years ago

    Thank you for submitting your image to the All Things That are BLACK / WHITE we look forward to seeing more of your fabulous images

  • Thanks :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Corkle
    Corkleover 4 years ago

    Mom? Where’s Mom?? Mommy!!! or….I can’t see a thing without my glasses!

  • Definitely like the glasses comment! I shall add that one when I put it to the vote late next week :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Corkle
    Corkleover 4 years ago

    Ha… just thought of another one! “How YOOOUUUU do’n????”

  • LMAO. :-) I have to be careful that I do not “double caption”… I think I will have to see if there is a “How You Do’n” moment in my archives before I add this to the list but I shall definitely keep hold of the glasses one.

    Usually there is a REALLY obvious caption or title that jumps straight out… :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Corkle
    Corkleover 4 years ago

    Sometimes.. and sometimes it is the hardest part of posting.

  • And hey it’s always fun to have some contest going :-P

    – ellismorleyphto

  • MaryinMaine
    MaryinMaineover 4 years ago

    He is so adorable! Great capture!
    Title suggestion: “Ain’t I just too cute?!”

  • He really is cute! :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

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