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Oranges in Shadow

By ChiliMan
Gosh…I didn’t think the rust in yesterday’s upload was significant enough otherwise I would’ve mentioned Mick and the RAS Smile And I didn’t know Mick was an ex railway engineer until Ed said so. So it was a sortuva double whammy…cool Wink

Thanks for the response, people.


Now here’s something from the archives – August 2009 – taken at HortPark. ‘Twas initially the dragonfly which attracted me but then my interest switched to the shadow. Especially the orangey bit in the shadow.

If the ground hadn’t all those stones, the shadow would’ve been awesome, I reckon.

Never mind…the dragonfly is pretty Smile


Tags: Red Sun Shadow Pink Orange Insect Dragonfly Close-up and macro Sunny Singapore Wildlife and nature

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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 6:07PM
Oh yes the Orangey reflections are lovelyGrinGrinGrin
Very nice image indeed, I have a photo of an orange Dragonfly taken in Costa del sol. Lovely aren't theyGrin

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
6 Jul 2012 6:11PM
Forget Murray in the tennis or these things called the Olympic Games Andrew,
a good rusty upload is a lot more significant to me !!
And leave these poor stones alone too.
They make the shot for me !!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Jul 2012 6:12PM
They are Smile Thanks, Diane.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Jul 2012 6:14PM
LOL...tell you what...the oranges in this shot are the colour of rust, Mick, so that's sorta something, innit.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Jul 2012 6:22PM
A cracking shot of this colourful dragonfly Andrew, I like the shadow and the spots of rust
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
6 Jul 2012 6:26PM
Hmmmm.......I don't like!

Only because I'm envious you have such colourful beasties Wink

Nice one Andy
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Jul 2012 6:28PM
Lol...thanks, Ade Smile
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 6:36PM
gorgeous mate Smile

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 6:40PM
fantastic detail andrew wonderful light and shadows super colours a stunner nice one Wink
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Jul 2012 6:41PM
Isn't he gorgeous, Andrew, we have these wonderful red dragons here, too. Very well captured, and an amazing shadow. Carol
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Jul 2012 6:43PM
It's actually called a red dragon? How cool is that?? Grin
beautiful photo like it GrinGrinGrin
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
6 Jul 2012 6:56PM
good one chili. nice use of the diagonals.lesley x
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
6 Jul 2012 7:04PM
That shadow would have been even more amazing, Andrew. Impressive insect, well captured.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 7:24PM
Super diagonal composition, lovely subject, very special shadow.
Lovely colours captured on the dragonfly with nice detailing
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
6 Jul 2012 7:42PM
Just wonderful, Andrew. Love that gorgeous wee dragon and its fabulous shadow. I actually rather like the pebble bg too!

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 8:11PM
Love your composition here Andy SmileSmile
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 8:13PM
The diagonal is excellent, as is the shadow. Fantastic, in fact.
When I saw the thumbnail I was sure you had used a slab of Gruyère cheese as a base for the rusty damsel fly - a master-stroke if ever there was oneSmile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Jul 2012 8:21PM mention Gruyere and now I'm feeling peckish...bah...

sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 9:05PM
What a terrific shot I love the shadows - Elizabeth xx
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Jul 2012 9:30PM
Gruyere? I'll head for the fridge in a minute!
A fantstic background and full marks for including the rust with the spectacular damselfly.
I was very impressed with yesterday's shot btw - only I had already given my award Sad
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 9:34PM
Superb shot.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
6 Jul 2012 11:34PM
I like the subtle hints of red on the wings too. Very lovely.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2012 8:31AM
Wonderful capture Andrew!

7 Jul 2012 3:58PM
Fabulous capture, well worth viewing large to appreciate the detail.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
7 Jul 2012 5:56PM
Good looking Dragon A - like the shadow.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2012 9:58PM
wow, this is amazing, ...........

tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2012 8:23AM
Lovely image. Great presentation. I cannot figure out how you get the orange shadow. Bet this is going to bug me forever!!!!!!!
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
10 Jul 2012 9:10PM
evelen 13 5 England
15 Jul 2012 6:18PM
wonderful capture .

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