African Penguin "Buddha"

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© Mandolin Davis
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Photo Info
UploadedFebruary 25, 2008
TakenDecember 22, 2007
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D50
Exposure1/160 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length220 mm
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A baby African black-footed penguin born Oct. 20, 2007 in the wildlife display at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Ka'anapali, Maui. His name is "Buddha". The background is a pond and this is my 1st attempt at a bokeh.

Lense: Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR

(Photo taken in Dec 2007)

45 responses

  • Tyron Cruz

    Tyron Cruz gave props (25 Feb 2008):

    Very nice focus on the subject. I like how the background was blurred too.

  • Paolo Pizzimenti

    Paolo Pizzimenti (Deleted) gave props (25 Feb 2008):

    Manodolin this is GREAT! I really love this shot. Caught in the act and with a very good depth of field. My congratulations to this intense shot and the photographer.. Brava

  • Martha Albuquerque

    Martha Albuquerque gave props (25 Feb 2008):

    superb DOF and composition!

  • Caitlin Domanico

    Caitlin Domanico said (25 Feb 2008):

    haha awesome shot!

  • Ildiko Laszlo

    Ildiko Laszlo gave props (25 Feb 2008):

    This is fantastic! I love the background too.

  • Bryan Jozefowicz

    Bryan Jozefowicz gave props (27 Feb 2008):

    Awesome pic!!

  • Michael Sarin

    Michael Sarin gave props (27 Feb 2008):

    He looks like he is singing :D

  • Ævar B. Jak.

    Ævar B. Jak. gave props (28 Feb 2008):

    Excellent shot, like the background!

  • Lucy Yang

    Lucy Yang said (29 Feb 2008):

    awesome shot!

  • Photo Gothic

    Photo Gothic said (29 Feb 2008):

    I agree do your photography with the camera! Great shot.

  • John Adams

    John Adams gave props (29 Feb 2008):


  • Ratko Nedovic

    Ratko Nedovic gave props (1 Mar 2008):

    Great shot.

  • Luz de Lugo

    Luz de Lugo gave props (1 Mar 2008):

    Great capture! Beautiful bokeh

  • José Magalhães

    José Magalhães said (3 Mar 2008):

    beautiful shot....

  • Keith Kamicar

    Keith Kamicar (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2008):

    Nice shot, I really like the bokeh.. :)

  • John Velasquez

    John Velasquez said (4 Mar 2008):

    very cool picture. love the background too. nicely done! i actually have that same 70-300mm lens on my D80 :)

  • Kathy

    Kathy said (5 Mar 2008):

    Very nice!!

  • Reese M.

    Reese M. gave props (6 Mar 2008):

    a fleeting moment nicely captured!

  • Portia Söderberg

    Portia Söderberg (Deleted) gave props (6 Mar 2008):

    Looks like the little fella is singing! Very nice!

  • Jan Verbeke

    Jan Verbeke said (6 Mar 2008):

    Gorgeous picture, specially with the sharpness and the DOF.

  • Mary R photropics

    Mary R photropics (Deleted) said (7 Mar 2008):

    what a personality ! great capture!

  • Steve Gong

    Steve Gong gave props (13 Mar 2008):

    What an awesome photo!!!

  • !~) Emelia Isaac

    !~) Emelia Isaac said (25 Mar 2008):

    i can almost hear him singing! :)

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (1 Apr 2008):

    the vibration of living!!

  • Fran Ott

    Fran Ott gave props (8 Apr 2008):

    Nice capture. You got the 3D thing going on.

  • Lee Rees

    Lee Rees gave props (10 Apr 2008):

    great shot, love the DOF

  • Atreyee Bhattacharya

    Atreyee Bhattacharya gave props (11 Apr 2008):

    Only one thing..for the pic, the story and observation...

  • Portia Söderberg

    Portia Söderberg (Deleted) gave props (13 May 2008):

    fantastic shot Mandolin! got my vote!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (14 May 2008):

    There's a lot of bird shots in this Creature feature, but this one stands out. Yeah! It rocks!

  • Georges Maroun

    Georges Maroun gave props (15 May 2008):

    Wonderful get my vote!!!

  • Francesca Conti

    Francesca Conti gave props (19 May 2008):

    so cute...voted!

  • Pimienta Vieira

    Pimienta Vieira said (20 May 2008):

    nice job

  • Photography Seven

    Photography Seven said (21 May 2008):

    GOD it is singing

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (25 May 2008):

    The shallow depth of field works perfectly here! Gorgeous animal portrait. My vote

  • Amy Evenson

    Amy Evenson gave props (27 Jun 2008):

    Great shot! looks like he's singing!

  • Kate Marshall

    Kate Marshall gave props (16 Jul 2008):

    woooow! amazing!

  • LaShawna Jones

    LaShawna Jones gave props (28 Jul 2008):

    WOW, awesome shot...can't believe it didn't make the "HOT" list!

  • LaShawna Jones

    LaShawna Jones said (29 Jul 2008):

    I still can't believe this photo hasn't made the "HOT" list...what gives...this thing is AWESOME!!!!

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (12 Aug 2008):

    Cool shot !

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (12 Aug 2008):

    love this

  • Michael Goermann

    Michael Goermann gave props (26 Oct 2008):


  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (26 Feb 2009):

    What a cool shot!

  • Roberto Noto

    Roberto Noto gave props (31 Mar 2009):


  • Kimm

    Kimm (Deleted) gave props (9 Jul 2009):

    excellent, good job

  • Cindy Griff

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