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Dragonfly as Art


I have a collection of unusual items on my shelves and as long as I can prove their usefulness, I’ll probably continue to collect them.  Among the items, is this dragonfly.  I don’t remember where I found it but it certainly made a fun subject to photograph this evening.

In this photo you can see the wings aren’t in pristine condition.  I hadn’t noticed until taking the photo.

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I enjoy taking photos from different angles.  In this photo it’s as if the dragonfly is posing for the photo.

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The ‘platform’ the dragonfly is resting on is packaging from an electronic I recently purchased.  It was a good size and shape – so I decided to spray paint it and see if I could put it to good use.  That was last week.  I think I’ve proven it came in handy this evening!

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The photo below shows another interesting feature – the gold ‘accents’ on the edge of the wings.

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I’d like to say that I was drawn to the gold ribbon because it mimics the design on the wings.  That would be really clever and well planned. But no, that wasn’t it.  I liked the shiny gold color and how the ribbon naturally curled.  The ribbon was used as decoration on a Christmas gift from a couple years ago… again, this proves it’s worth saving stuff!

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This photo is cropped funny but I really like it.  My focus was on the top right wing and the ribbon.

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A close-up of the gold ‘accents’ on the wings with the gold ribbon in the background and foreground.

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Camera used:  Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens:  50mm
Date:  February 2014

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