500views 10/3/12 – camera: Nikon D300
Yellow-eyed penguin chick (Megadyptes antipodes) cajoling its parent for another feed, Katiki Point, South Island, New Zealand
This species is found only in New Zealand is one of the rarest of their penguins.

Nikon D300 | Sigma 120-400 OS @ 400mm
1/2500s f/10 ISO400 | Raw
Featured in Changing Zoom Lenses (6 March 2010)
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Featured in Featured For A Challenge (8 January 2012)
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Top 10 in Featured For A Challenge “Voucher Challenge” (22 February 2013)

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I photograph landscapes and people and mostly anything … just as long as it is in front of the lens and looks good
My images are from Australia, New Zealand and Asia
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  • starikarp
    starikarpalmost 5 years ago

    great capture…good timing!

  • thankyou – glad you like it

    – Werner Padarin

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago

    A wonderful capture – - – the ‘little one’ looks quite demanding!!! lol

  • thankyou – the chick needs to put on a lot of weight to have any chance of survival – this shot shows (I think) what we humans would interpret as a plea – however, most of the cajoling is by way of nudging the adult as the chick follows it along some well-used trails

    – Werner Padarin

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot. Nice lighting. Beautiful!

  • thanks Charuhas – this all happens late in the afternoon, so I had to make do with the pretty harsh directional lighting, but it did bring out the colours nicely.

    – Werner Padarin

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 5 years ago

    lovely capture

  • thanks Robert – value your comment on this as you have some fantastic penguin shots

    – Werner Padarin

  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your artwork has been featured in the Nature’s Wonders group.!!

  • thankyou very much Rainy – much appreciated

    – Werner Padarin

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome capture! Congrats on your Feature~☼

  • thankyou Kimberly, and glad you like it

    – Werner Padarin

  • nicolaMY
    nicolaMYalmost 5 years ago

    so interesting moment! wonderful capture. Congrates on your feature

  • Xiexie ni Nicola – very glad you like this image

    – Werner Padarin

  • DankaDear
    DankaDearalmost 5 years ago

    That is so gorgeous! Congrats on the feature. Really great capture!

  • thankyou Danka – was lucky to have these two walk up close to me

    – Werner Padarin

  • Catherine Fenner
    Catherine Fenneralmost 5 years ago

    Very nicely captured. Congratulations onyour features.

  • thankyou Catherine and I’m glad you like the image

    – Werner Padarin

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 4 years ago



  • many thanks Pat – appreciate the honour

    – Werner Padarin

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