Friday, July 16, 2010

Reflections under the Dragonfly (Weekend Reflections #43)

Malyss said she was curious to see what was on the other side of the bridge in my Weekend Reflections #41 post. There was a dragonfly on a branch that was sticking out of the water. I opened up the aperture and zoomed in as much as I could. I like the look of the sun reflecting on the water beneath the dragonfly.

"Weekend Reflections" rules are simple:
1)Post a photograph taken by you that contains a visual refection.
2)After I post my Weekend Reflections photo, add your name, country and link to MckLinky
3)Be sure that your link goes directly to your Weekend Reflections post.
4)Link Weekend Reflections to your post so other will know where to go if they want to join
5)Comment on other Weekend Reflections participant’s blogs.
Feel free to be creative.Remember this meme is for any type of reflection photographs.This meme runs Friday 11 am EST through 11pm Sunday, so feel free to link your post anytime within that time frame. Join the fun!

69 comments:

Reader Wil said...

James! This is such a gorgeous photo!

Carolyn Ford said...

What beautiful bokeh! This is very nice! You found something extraordinary on the other side of that bridge.

Lew said...

Excellent macro! And an interesting reflection of the sun on the water.

Luis Gomez said...

WOW! Have not much else to say. Just gorgeous James.

T. Becque said...

I love it! The bokeh is fabulous.

EG Wow said...

This is great, James!

Clytie said...

This has to be the most beautiful dragonfly I've ever seen! I'm so glad you took the time to 'look under the bridge'!

Dina said...

Oh James, every part of this photo is just magical!

Sunny said...

An incredible image, James! The detail is amazing.
☼ Sunny

Matty said...

That is really different and unique James. Not your average reflection shot, but great nonetheless.

Melissa B. said...

love, Love, LOVE this! How did you get so close?

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness James, this is stunning!

Riet said...

What a beautiful picture with reflection.

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic capture, James! Superb! You get better by the day and you were great to start with!!! Great reflection for the day! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Thom said...

James...This is National Geographic material I tell you. It's just SUPER!!! I sooo love this :) Have a great Friday :)

Carletta said...

Super super shot James - lovely bokeh!

Mine's on Round The Bend this week.

Malyss said...

I'm glad to have asked the question! :)
This picture is more than marvellous, it's magic!

RuneE said...

That could not have been easy - congratulations!

Olivier said...

magnifique bokeh,bravo, j'adore

Gattina said...

That looks very strange as if the fly would play with balls !

Rebecca said...

Absolutely stunning. You need to frame this one for sure!

MyMaracas said...

Gorgeous! Great bokeh, and wonderful color on the dragonfly. I find the blue ones very hard to capture accurately. Nice job!

Coffeedoff said...

Wonderful photo!

JM said...

Brilliant shot, James!

imac said...

Magnifico James.

Marilla said...

Brilliant shot! I have been chasing dragonflies today and had a few unsharp photos...

Beth Niquette said...

What an incredibly beautiful photo. I am in awe--and this fills my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give. Thank you for sharing this one, James.

Regina said...

Mesmerizing and amazing!

Have a wonderful weekend James.
Regina

Jan said...

A magical photo, James.

Greyscale Territory said...

The whole photo is like a little glimpse of a magically romantic world!

mactheweb said...

Nice dragonfly capture but the little lights in the background make it a special photo.

Loree said...

That is a beautiful, magical picture.

Woody said...

Awesome shot, James!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

wow - macro reflections!

jeannette said...

I love this dragonfly!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Ciao,
questo dragonfly รจ mereaviglioso !
felice fine settimana :-))

Carol said...

Great photo...wonderful sparkling effect. Beautiful.

Stickup Artist said...

What an excellent shot. You really nailed that one! Love the sparkles in the background and the detail on the dragonfly is just superb. The wings look like lace and the body and eyes look like gems. It's easy to see from this shot how beautiful these creatures truly are!

Starnitesky said...

You were lucky to capture this shot, I too like the water reflecting.

Louis la Vache said...

Uh, James - there's something about this that bugs «Louis»...

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous shot of the dragonfly, James! The reflections are pretty.

Hilda said...

This is an awesome macro James! And I love the glittering reflections on the water too — pretty spheres!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

The dragonfly features are enhanced with the enlargement and the sun's reflection making circles on the water is just the perfect background for the picture.

awarewriter said...

I like the look too James. Dragonflies are neat creatures. The only time I see them is when they're whizzing past. One of these days I'll catch one resting like you have.

Ebie said...

I love it! Hardly do I see orange ones. The photo as a whole looks like fantasy land!

Doreen said...

awesome shot!

Carole said...

I love dragonflies and that is a fantastic picture!

Heather T. said...

What an amazing shot...beautiful dragonfly and background.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

I have always admired the beautiful iridescence of the dragonfly. I often swam in a little creek when I was a kid and if one of these lit nearby I would hold very still just to marvel at the color. You captured it.

Alexa said...

I'm speechless, so I'll just go with the consensus here—wow!

Lily Hydrangea said...

really! me too!
LOVE this James!
I wish I had a card with this image on it.

Eden said...

Fantastic reflections of a beautiful dragonfly.

Lucka said...

Amazing macro!

Evelyn said...

This is really beautiful.

Elisa said...

Great shot! Next week I´ll try my own reflection picture from my country, Argentina
Greetings.
Elisa

jabblog said...

Absolutely lovely! Dragonflies are such amazing creatures and very efficient hunters.

Tracy said...

That is an incredible photo. I like it both because it's a super macro shot and I have always loved backgrounds in shots such as this.

Joanne said...

Words for what..... beautiful!

leavesnbloom said...

what a bokeh James! - the little dragonfly is fabulous but I'm in awe at the background.

I'm really late joining the meme this weekend........ holiday time here. :) Rosie

My entry is at the Centre of Interest photoblog

Pat Tillett said...

beautiful!
I'm not sure which I like more the fabulous green color on the dragonfly, or the background...

Dani said...

Marvelous. I love dragonfly close-ups.
Thank you.

Have a nice day!

Halcyon said...

A beautiful reflection!

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Why did the photographer cross the bridge? I'll tell you why; to get an absolutely stunning photo of a dragonfly with a bonus background of a reflection!

Your dragonfly is simply gorgeous. I've been spotting them but can get no where the details in my photos.

Irene said...

Wow, what a gorgeous photo!

Owen said...

Looks like there are quite a few suns being reflected... out of this world...

VP said...

This is a beautiful image in so many ways...

Bibi said...

What can I say now that no one else has said? Perfect!

Scott said...

I love a great dragon fly photo and this one sure qualifies. The bokeh is excellent. Even though I'm not an official player in the "Weekend Reflections" I have an extremely unique reflection on my blog today.

Hilda said...

I couldn't find the comments link in your newer post!

I just wanted to say that I like how the reflection looks sun-dappled too, because of the water.