Emperor by pasttheirprime

Emperor

Thanks for this shot must go to my daughter, with whom I spent a lovely day driving around the Cotswolds in this beautiful weather the UK is having at the moment. We dropped in to a very busy Bourton-on-the-Water, and had a look around the imaginatively named Birdland.

We both had mixed feelings about seeing some of the birds in captivity there, but they seem well looked after, and I suspect they probably help with endangered species.

Anyway, the Emperor Penguins were struggling with the strangely high September temperatures, and whilst I was trying to get a close-up of one with it's eye on me, my daughter (who has an A Level in Photography) soon spotted the wonderful lines, curves and colours in these Emperors trying to get some sleep with their heads tucked under their wings. She always did have a much better eye than I ever did... :-)

So like any good Dad would, I nicked her shot....

Kev @snaggy
Wonderful composition - your daughter is definitely someone worth listening too!
September 16th, 2016  
I love this shot. I have the same mixed feelings regarding zoo's. I almost feel guilty about my recent visit.
September 16th, 2016  
Unbelievably beautiful
September 16th, 2016  
Love this image! Fabulous! Fav! :-)
September 16th, 2016  
This is a great shot
September 16th, 2016  
super shot! love this cutting und so reduction to an almost abstract comp of shapes in yellow/orange and black/white/grey. Fav!
September 16th, 2016  
She steered you the right way! Wonderful shot.
September 16th, 2016  
Great texture..
September 16th, 2016  
Amazing.
September 16th, 2016  
well done a fav
September 16th, 2016  
Brilliant - fav for your kind daughter!
September 16th, 2016  
Hope your keen eyed daughter got the shot as well! Great shot with beautiful colours and detail. Fav
September 16th, 2016  
Such a lovely shot and quite abstract! Fav and a Fav for your daughter too!!
September 16th, 2016  
Love the detail and colours.
September 16th, 2016  
Tremendous shot
September 16th, 2016  
Love this composition and beautiful textural detail
September 16th, 2016  
Perfect...
September 16th, 2016  
Beauiful
September 16th, 2016  
Stunning. Fav
September 16th, 2016  
Fantastic - father and daughter combined skills to great effect. Love these patterns and colours.
September 16th, 2016  
Amazing close up :)
September 16th, 2016  
Stunning image - you need to listen to that girl more often!
September 16th, 2016  
Almost an abstract painting, great image
September 16th, 2016  
I'm sure she has learnt a thing or two from her dad...it is a wonderfully composed shot - well done to her :)
September 16th, 2016  

Wonderful detail and textures Fav.
September 16th, 2016  
Isn't he beautiful! The detail is amazing.
September 16th, 2016  
Great shot - well done to your daughter - Fav
September 16th, 2016  
Such wonderful colours and composition, well spotted
September 16th, 2016  
Super shot!
September 16th, 2016  
Terrific shot
September 16th, 2016  
Instant FAV! Beautifully captured
September 16th, 2016  
Incredible detail, @snaggy - wonderful photo.
September 16th, 2016  
Fantastic detail!
September 16th, 2016  
Incredible shot!
September 16th, 2016  
An incredible capture! Stunning!
September 16th, 2016  
Fab image, very well done daughter of Kev
September 16th, 2016  
gorgeous!! FAV
September 17th, 2016  
Just fantastic! Brilliantly composed
September 17th, 2016  
All of the above
September 17th, 2016  
This is beautiful
September 17th, 2016  
Unusual photo!
September 22nd, 2016  
superb lines and curves and colours and shapes
September 23rd, 2016  
My favourite animal in the world is the penguin, my avatar everywhere in the World Wide Web is a penguin (although not here XD and few sites more), example: http://www.twitter.com/petaqui
Seriously, being such a lover of this animals, I saw thousand pic of penguins, and this one is one of the most beautiful ones I've ever seen... AWESOME
October 6th, 2016  
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