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“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer

Painter, Illustrator, sometime Designer, maniacal Doodler, Photographic Artist.

Funnily enough I don’t consider myself to be a photographer – that’s for the talented folks who actually know what their camera’s do.

My illustrations & designs are over here :

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  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 3 years ago

    Such an emotive pose – works well in BW Rosemary!

  • Hi Rosalie, thanks for that! This chap seemed so sad to me. All the others were bustling about, but this little guy distanced himself, and seemed so alone……. it was very touching :)

    – scottimages

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghalmost 3 years ago

    Awwww…such a sad look.

  • yeah, it was…… he seemed so sad & alone.


    – scottimages

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 3 years ago

    wonderful capture Rosemary, he does seem so sad :(

  • Thankyou so much Lissy! I’m pleased you liked it :))

    – scottimages

    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago

    fab work

  • Many Thanks Sylvia!

    – scottimages

  • Rhana Griffin
    Rhana Griffinalmost 3 years ago

    Penguins are one of those birds who in my mind seem to portray human emotions with every flick of their flippers. This is an exceptional example of that.

  • I know what you mean. I always have to remind myself that they’re not humans, and they’re not really doing what they seem to be.

    ‘exceptional’? Well you’re just awesome!

    – scottimages

  • NordicBlackbird
    NordicBlackbirdalmost 3 years ago

    Ha-ha! They really capture our imagination, Rose :-) …But dunna tell me Oz is freezing at this time of year, lol!

  • LOL! What? You wouldn’t believe me?

    This lovely little chap was happy chilling out at Seaworld, while it was sweltering outside! I’d love to see them in their natural habitat though….. Antarctica is a bucket list trip for me! :)

    – scottimages

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 3 years ago

    Outstanding capture Rosemary!! :)

  • Thanks Keith! Wonderful to hear from you :))

    – scottimages

  • Jen Wahl
    Jen Wahlalmost 3 years ago

    Oh my…. something about him or her standing there… head bowed… brought tears to my eyes… like he or she has surrendered….arms open… they accept what comes next. xx

  • Yes!! Oh Jen, you’ve said it perfectly! I could have stopped and watched these beautiful creatures all day. All of them so busy, waddling to & fro to look at all the humans. All except this one…… standing there all alone, just like this.

    It was heartbreaking.

    – scottimages

  • deborah brandon
    deborah brandonalmost 3 years ago

    such an emotive image Rosemary – just want to give him a huge hug !! The quote fits perfectly xx

  • Hey gorgeous!! I’m so pleased you like this gorgeous chap :))


    – scottimages

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