Magellanic Penguin
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Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61–76 cm (24–30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs).The males are larger than the females, and the weight of both drops while the parents nurture their young.
Our tour was supposed to take us to th Magdalena Island home to an enormas pengiun colony, but due to a scheduling snafu they were closed that day and weinstead went to a smaller rookery on the mainlan not far from Punte Arenas.

When we first got to the entrance my heart sank as I knew my 85 wit the 1.4 TC only gave me 119mm, not exactly a wildlife lens andthe penguins I saw were so far away. We had to stay on defined paths, but Iwas still able to get close enough for a few images. It was a magical day. My D700 did not record the mounting of the Kenko TC with the 85mm, so I do not know which images had it on and which did not but assume it was most of them.

D700 with 85 mm f/1.4 AFD with possibly a 1.4 Kenko TC. f/4.5, 1/250, ISO 200. Processed in Capture NX2.
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Keywords: Magellanic Penguins, Punt Arenas,Patagonia,Chile, Travel, animals
Camera: D700
Lens and Filters: 85 mm f/1.4 AFD
Film and/or ISO: 200
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter speed: 1/250
Location: Punte Arenas Chile
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Additional Categories: Travel, Wildlife/Pets
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