Image taken Saturday, February 4, 2012. Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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A penguin diving underwater.


Seaworld, Southport
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

At the penguin tank, I took many photos trying to get an engaging pose. I had a limited number of places that I could stand where there were not any reflections on the glass from lights and other spectators.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30/1mm
Exposure: 1/200" @ f/2/1, ISO 1600

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Presence: Exposure +0.4 stops, highlights +25, shadows -25, whites +50, blacks -75
  2. Noise reduction: Luminance +50

The wash-up:


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