Saturday, July 11, 2009

Dragonfly Resting

Widow Skimmer (Female)
(Libellula luctuosa)

Perhaps it is the heat or the punishing humidity, but lately I am less than satisfied with the pictures I am taking, and I am always admonishing myself not to correct, retouch, enhance and embellish the day's recorded activities. If the Old Wild Mother dishes out heat, humidity and wind on a sunny summer day (or an overcast one), who am I to tinker with her arrangements, and She does perfect dragonflies...

6 comments:

Celestite said...

I do enjoy computer tinkering with my photos, but my best ones and the ones I enjoy the most are the untouched ones, where everything just came together.
I love your photos.

liliannattel said...

I prefer untouched. There is more authenticity in them. And your photos are gorgeous! Plaster that on a note and stick it in front of your computer please. Gorgeous!!!!!

Sky said...

splendid exhibition of nature's magic.

hele said...

this photo made my heart stop for a moment. so beautiful.

the heat is lying.

Aisling said...

And yet here is a dragonfly with stained glass wings captured perfectly in one of your photos. So perfect! I breathed a deep sign of release and relaxation as I saw this photograph.

looking for beauty said...

I don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful photograph of a dragonfly. It is so delicate and I was surprised by the two dark spots close to the body. Very beautiful.