Saturday, July 12, 2008

Happy Dragonfly

Isn't is a wonder, when you can step outside, into your own garden and continually find treasures, daily reminders of the seasons of life. I was outside watering some of the lilies by the side of the house, and this dragonfly was hopping from lily top to lily top. I raced inside to get my camera, hoping not to miss the moment, and sure enough, with what seems to be a big smile, camera ready, this dragonfly stayed long enough for me to get this one good picture. He/she was a happy dragonfly, and I was a happy 'Lilley'!

22 comments:

Kim said...

that's an incredible shot Amy....
it actually looks like it's posing for the camera...
aren't their wings beautiful....
I haven't seen a dragonfly in years... in fact the last time would have been at my Mum's ...around her pool at night...
have a happy Sundy happy "Lilley" :)

Kim said...

and a happy Sunday too :)

Henson Ray said...

Great shot. Very cool.

Azure Islands Designs said...

What an amazing photo...we have many dragonflys in this area but I always stop for a moment to watch them ...

Cheers

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hey Kim...yes it really does look like it's posing....leaning on one 'leg'...hanging out, relaxed...

Nice to see you over here Henson...glad that you like the pic!

Azure,apparently my conversation w/ this one paid off by sticking around long enough to get this one good pic!!!

Lily - Tulip's Talking from the said...

I LOVE this photograph! And I enjoyed reading what you wrote too.

Viqi French said...

very nice wing detail! i love dragonflies, too, and like capturing them with camera. and yes, the do seem to stay still and POSE for the camera quite often. i hadn't noticed the smile before, though. i see it on yours! ;-)

Deb DiSalvo said...

Amy-
this photo is incredible! You sure had your camera at the right time. The detail is amazing!
Cheers,
Deb

triz said...

amazing shot! and how lucky you are that the drangonfly waited till you came back! I've never even seen one! :-) very cool! :-)

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you Tulip for stopping by and taking the time to read and comment...please come back again!

Hey Viqi...the smile was a gift..no question!

Miss Deb..wouldn't this be fun to do in fused glass...lol

Triz...OMG...what a wonder that you have never seen a dragonfly in Israel...well, you have just met one very cool, camera ready one here!!!

Christy DeKoning said...

this is amazing - looks like something deb at Artistic Flair cooked up with fused glass!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

My sentiments exactly Christy...lol

Deb DiSalvo said...

Amy- I actually just made 3 dragonfly pendants that I'm planning on posting on my blog this week - so funny that you mentioned that!
Cheers,
Deb

Jennifer Robin said...

Perfect! It's colors are just incredible. We saw a dragonfly in our yard today when we were finished building fairy houses, and you know what they say about dragonflies and fairies!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Deb, I can't wait to see what you came up w/ for the dragonflies, and Jennifer, no, sadly, I don't know what they say about dragonflies and fairies...you must tell me..lol!!!!

Lynda Lehmann said...

This is an incredible shot--a remarkable capture! I'm surprised you were able to compose it before the smiling dragonfly flitted away!

What a find. I love those big pinkish eyes!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you Lynda...I just looked @ your blog..BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!! Thank you for stopping by....

Designing Hilary said...

Awesome macro!!!!!!

Don said...

Excellent exposure and color. Very nice and very well done...sweet.
Overall, your blog is nicely laid out and enjoyable to 'scan' through.

don

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you Designing and Don,glad you enjoyed scanning!!!

Diane B said...

You should check out the waterbug poem on my website http://www.totaldelights.com/Waterbug.html
gives new meaning to seeing a dragonfly. . . . .Di

Thyme2dream said...

An amazing photo!!