King of the Hill

Fiordland Penguin at Taronga Zoo, Sydney.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 27th December 2008, This photo: 3:26pm

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  • [ Kane ] said:
    Very cute Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    It's a penguin, the definition of cute ;-)
  • Aussie.501 said:
    This is brilliant what a great shot - a big well done :)
  • 【✿】l3aly mstwaha ~ سنبقى مع الحق said:
    OMG !
    He is sooooooooooo Cute
    lovely photo
  • Simon D101. said:
    Nice one David. He is posing for you too!
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Poor little fella, the seals were messin with his head - telling him he could fly :-)
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    Great shot !
    Some nice glass you have, Dave
    Did you use a monopod / tripod ? Or hand held ?
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm just annoyed I didn't notice it was at ISO 800 at the time.
    Thanks, yes very cute :)
    Indeed! Who couldn't stop to take a photo with a pose like that eh?
    I think it was a cunning plan to get him to try to fly over into their enclosure.
    Sure do - 70-200/2.8L IS with the 1.4x teleconverter for this one. Hand-held at an annoyingly not useful for resale ISO 800.
  • James Ottaway said:
    No David, a baby penguin is the definition of cute!
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah, you might have something there, mind you, it'd be a tough call between a baby penguin and a Fairy Penguin.
    Thanks, but I don't condone graphic invite codes.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    lol, I love that pose! A very apt title :D
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Ha ha well done Dave, cute little fella!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) 'twas quite a bonus getting him to pose like this.
    Thanks Matt :)
  • Margot- said:
    So cute! I want to give this one a hug.
  • David de Groot said:
    He's got his arms out ready for a hug Margot ;-)
  • AlexandraPhotos said:
    I love the pose. So cute. Wonderful shot
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Alexandra. Definitely a cutie.
  • rumblemumbles said:
    one day im going to have a pet penguin and he is going chill in my freezer and i'm going to call him petey. (wait til you hear my plans for my future pet monkey called chub-chub)
  • David de Groot said:
    o....k.... :P