Friday Photo Challenge

It’s photo challenge time again, this weekly challenge is organised by Postcard from Gibraltar and today’s theme is Movement.

I was tempted to use one of the photos from the windy day when I was trying to photograph my Feel the Sunshine quilt, but instead I’ve chosen a series from a visit to Harewood House last year when the Victoria exhibition was on.

There’s a penguin house at Harewood and I took lots of photos trying to get one of a penguin diving into the water. In fact it was actually quite comical flicking through the photos on my computer, I must have taken them on sports mode as  it was just like watching an old-fashioned cine film with them waddling towards the water.

…trying to pluck up courage.

…mid dive


I must have taken about thirty photos to get that shot! I actually prefer another shot of a little one trying to pluck up courage to jump, this one kept trying different jumping spots, trying to find the easiest one 🙂

Next weeks challenge is ‘Cosy’, so there’s a few tacks I could go down with that one 🙂

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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10 Responses to Friday Photo Challenge

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    I love the rather bemused pose of the penguin which didn’t jump in the third shot!

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  2. Deb says:

    These birds make me smile!

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  3. I love the blueish color that is on their tummies being reflected from the water!

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  4. These photos are beautiful – your patience paid off in the end! I do love penguins 🙂

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    Penguins just always make me smile…excellent patience to keep shooting until you captured the air and splash down!

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  6. Catherine says:

    Oh I love penguins! So lucky to watch them, and you’ve got some lovely photos!

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  7. Susan says:

    Those are so cute. In the splash one, the other penguin seems to be saying, “I can’t believe he did that!” LOL Do they really have that lovely blue belly, or is it reflecting from the water? What a great day that must have been!

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  9. Kate says:

    I love these photos, the penguins are so cute!


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