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Well, it's probably the best I'll ever do with dragonflies, and at least it didn't move.
I don't suppose it fooled any of youWink.

Staying with statues and sculptures, but moving on to smaller subjects.
This is called "Dragonfly and Bullrushes" (no bullrushes in view) and was an exhibit in "Art In The Garden" at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire last year, the 13th of such exhibitions. It featured a range of over 30 local, British and International artists working in many materials from wood, glass, recycled materials, cold cast bronze, stainless steel to ceramics and marble resin. The great range of sculpture on display created a dynamic exhibition with over 100 works of art on show.
I was mesmerized, and needless to say tempted to buy. I'll show you some more of the work later.
2 versions for you. The skies are as taken, although they look completely different from opposite angles.

Pamela.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Sep 2012 - 2:07 PM
Focal Length:11.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/750sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Daylight
Title:Dragonfly
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:25 Jan 2013 - 3:55 PM
Tags:Exhibition, Hampshire, Romsey, Sculpture, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 4:03 PM

What a stunning and beautiful 'sculpture', Pamela, I would love him in my garden. Carol

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 4:03 PM

What wonderful colours and patterns on the wings in v2
I like v1 for the composition though SmileSmile
Helen

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 4:10 PM

Version1 my favourite - this is just the sort of subject I need (one that does not move Grin)

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43917 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 4:12 PM

What a brilliant piece of work that is, Pamela. Prefer the angle and pov in v1, although the oily patina under the wings in v2 is better...a shared vote and looking forward to seeing more from this location.

Malc

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 4:29 PM

Beautifully taken Pamela - my preference is for v1. It's the sort of dragonfly I like too. Smile
Ann

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JuBarney
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25 Jan 2013 - 4:45 PM

A super sculpture, captured well.
Ju

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1022 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 4:48 PM

I prefer V1 for its simplicity.
Moira

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 4:49 PM

Yip, it stood still long enough for a couple of super detailed shots, Pamela: think even I might have managed a half decent shot of this oneWinkWink.
Interesting narrative too that adds so much to one's appreciation of tue work.
Ronnie.

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TONKSPHOTO
25 Jan 2013 - 5:10 PM

Brilliant photography Pam
.......John

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 5:16 PM

Love the sculpture and I wouldn't be able to do that if the photographs weren't so good.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 5:19 PM

Amazing sculptures expertly photographed.

Albert

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 6:02 PM

What a a cracking creation, Pamela, love it! Smile Two excellent captures, with V1 just winning it for me Wink
Trev Smile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 6:10 PM

Cracking craftsmanship wonderfully captured Pamela.

Regards Nathan Grin

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 6:12 PM

beautifully captured with that stunning sky for a background.
ant.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 - 6:12 PM

Great pov, Pamela.

P.

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Margaret101
25 Jan 2013 - 6:21 PM

what a great sculpture. You have captured it well!

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 6:39 PM

A beautiful sculpture Pamela so beautifully captured against that wonderful sky, love that superb V1.

Gary

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 6:41 PM

Beautiful composition, colour and detail Pamela, especially in V1
Rende

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Fefe
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25 Jan 2013 - 6:43 PM

Great shots, I like them bothGrin
Diane

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
25 Jan 2013 - 6:58 PM

There is advantage when the wings don't move, a great looking dragonfly anyway

Peter

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 7:16 PM

That is an enormous metallic dragonfly Pamela, these two shots of it are most impressive

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 7:27 PM

V1 is amazing Pamela

My sort of artworkSmile

Adrian

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41053 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 7:28 PM

I might stand a chance with these dragonflies! The clouds make a lovely background in v1.

Dave

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 7:46 PM

Well taken, unusual sculpture. The thumbnail sure fooled me! GrinGrin

Lavina

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2185 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 9:01 PM

A great set with lovely skySmile
NettaSmile

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thedon1941
25 Jan 2013 - 10:00 PM

Great captures Pamela. I have rolled off a good few shots myself at Hilliers. Wonderful place. Love the artefacts dotted round the place, and these two shots do it justice. Brilliant. Don

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Daisymaye
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25 Jan 2013 - 10:18 PM

A very clever sculptor who made this. Well captured too........Sandy

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 10:20 PM

Beautiful sculpture; beautiful image.

Ann

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
25 Jan 2013 - 11:29 PM

V2. for me Pamela, the colours are more pronounced, the light is good so is the detail, as in both detail wise but this is my choice, love it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinTongueWink

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 - 12:43 PM

Amazing images Pamela
Jim

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 1:04 PM

Wonderful scuplture and I especially love your shot of it in V1, Pamela Smile

Andrew

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ChristineD
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26 Jan 2013 - 4:56 PM

What wonderful colours and scuplture

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 8:39 PM

Never easy to shoot against a bright bg and you have all the details recorded. Lovely sculpture.

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 7:20 AM

Oh Pamela ! What a great sculpture & so well photographed in my favourite garden at Romsey . May be there again this year though it wont be Easter as Matt & family are popping over for a week ..Version 1 is my favourite so much detail set against that softly clouded blue sky xx MD

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 3:39 PM

Two superb images, excellent composition and detail Smile

Hugh

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 4:43 PM

That is a completely new and amazingly heavy dragonfly! Excellent POV for the sky!

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 5:32 PM

Nothing new to add to all the wonderful comments here Pamela
really has been taken so perfectly
Lillian

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 6:03 PM

Two great shots, V1 for me.
Bob

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 6:28 PM

Two wonderful shots Pamela, but I have to say its V1 for me too.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
29 Jan 2013 - 4:54 AM

I love this dragonfly !! very well captured Pamela Smile GrinGrinGrin

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30 Jan 2013 - 5:45 PM

Excellent sculptures captured wonderfully. 2 crackers!Grin
Ryan

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bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 3:10 PM

V1 Pamela - superbly constructed subject - you have captured the detail beautifully.
Not familiar with this species.Smile
Brian.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 11:46 PM

nicely done ,cleverly made.

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xwang
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6 Feb 2013 - 6:07 PM

Definitely V1 for me, so elegant.. beautiful indeed.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 10:20 AM

Really like V1 against the sky bg. Exposure is spot on- showing up the detail on its body very well. paul

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