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Flight Over The Lake

By pamelajean
Firstly, I would like to thank Moira (mrswoolybill) and Malcolm (saltireblue) for favouring my "Dragonfly Detail" with their User Awards.

Still at Harold Hillier Gardens, I found this enormous dragonfly sculpture hovering over the lake.
The only small vantage point was from behind and above it, and the area was in shade. I wasn't happy with the pictures, but did a bit of work on them. Its tail was so long that I couldn't get the whole of it in any of my shots without sacrificing its head and wings.
So, all of the backgrounds are of the lake and the reflections within it, and I hope I have given the impression that the dragonfly is flying over it. There are 4 versions and I really didn't know which one to lead with.


Tags: Sculpture Lake Dragonfly Stainless steel Wildlife and nature Harold Hillier Gardens

Voters: Badgerfred, CarolG, helenlinda and 64 more

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
9 Feb 2013 2:38PM
Now this is what I call a sculpture, Pamela, isn't he wonderful Smile Four excellent captures. Carol

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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 2:43PM
Now I would have put v4 as number 1, as the view of the whole wings, the symmetry of the dragonfly and the feeling of flying with him take first place out of the four uploads Pamela SmileSmile
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
9 Feb 2013 2:49PM
Like you I cannot decide on a favourite - all are lovely and special Pamela !
SteveNZ 8 4 5 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 3:02PM
Difficult to choose a prefered lead or favourite - all nicely eye-catching... I think they work best presented as a set of images.
Hi Pamela,

My favorite is V4. I like the illusion of the dragonfly actually flying over the lake.

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
9 Feb 2013 3:24PM
Like a scene from Avatar Grin A fine illusionary image, Pamela.

Dinky65 3 1 United States
9 Feb 2013 3:32PM
Nice job.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 3:34PM
I can imagine that this was a difficult subject - long tail, long wings...
I also favour V4 - it shows the stretch of the wings and gives the impression that we are following the creature down to land on the water.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
9 Feb 2013 3:41PM
Given the difficulties described you have done a sterling job in capturing this original bit of artwork, Pamela, and from a variety of different angles.
Nice crisp detail in each shot.
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
9 Feb 2013 3:50PM
A great set but V4 is special, feels like I am flying on its back. - gary
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
9 Feb 2013 3:51PM
A wonderful sculpture, the details of which are captured so beautifully in this fine set. I'm going for V4.

TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
9 Feb 2013 4:01PM
It's certainly a super piece of artwork, and this is another fine set here, Pamela, keep 'em coming! Wink I'd find it hard to pick which to lead with, like each one equally Smile
Trev Smile
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 4:23PM
A wonderful set of beautifully crafted and captured metallic airborne monsters. My favourite being image number four.

Regards Nathan Grin
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 4:29PM
They are impressive Pamela..but view 4 for me shows the way then V2
looks like a helicopter combined with a colanderWinkWink love this series of yours
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 5:27PM
V4 would be my first choice closely followed by V2.
Tibetan 4 3 England
9 Feb 2013 5:54PM
Got to be V4. a splendid photo Pamela, the light and the colours, good reflections, nice angle and wings of this iron clad dragoon fly!, that was intentional lol. looks like he means business, good photo but I do like them all for different reasons, just V4. stands out well done! regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 7:29PM
Hmmm, seems like I should have chosen V4 as the leaderSad!
jdinne 13 16 England
9 Feb 2013 7:36PM
Amazing sculpture Pamala, all great but there is something about V2 which keeps drawing me back to it.

Tibetan 4 3 England
9 Feb 2013 9:18PM
John, you are attracted I think by the eye, you know the one you sieve your vegetables with lol. well yes Pamela perhaps that would be my second choice, they border on abstract in the way you have taken them! I wonder how I might have approached the subject! it's a mind bender really, but I will finally settle for those two, regards Leon, controversial who me no!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueWink
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
9 Feb 2013 9:36PM
Yes V4 for me as well with the full wings and lovely reflectionSmileSmile
9 Feb 2013 9:56PM
Great metal beasties! Grin Like V4, best definitely.

zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
9 Feb 2013 11:53PM
My vote for this great set. My badge is for v4 great shot and pov.
4 3 7 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 10:57AM
I love the angle on V4 which is the stand out image IMO. Great work!Grin
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
10 Feb 2013 11:33AM
V4 is by far the best, Pamela. A jockey's eye view, as if we were riding on its back.

Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
10 Feb 2013 12:44PM
Great angles captured here Pamela. I'm thinking V4 also........Sandy
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
10 Feb 2013 12:54PM
Lovely series Pamela, with V1 my favourite; the best concentration on the shapes of the insect.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
10 Feb 2013 4:24PM
A great composition with the POV and close up on v1.

thank you so much for the award Peter
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 8:35PM
Lovely series Pamela. I like V2 and 4
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
10 Feb 2013 8:38PM
That is an enormous metalic dragonfly Pamela, v4 has to be the pick though
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
11 Feb 2013 12:32AM
V4 for me as well Pamela.
11 Feb 2013 4:49AM
Great set V4 for me,Wink but they are all excellent--------MilkyWink
11 Feb 2013 1:11PM
Usted tiene un portafolio excelente..
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
12 Feb 2013 2:32PM
i have taken many dragonflies, but never got this close Smile
snappersue 8 11 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 6:52PM
Version 1 for me. Sue
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
14 Feb 2013 9:51PM
V4 I think Pamela - beautifully formed wings.
15 Feb 2013 9:34PM
A lovely set Pam,V4 for me..Lin
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
16 Feb 2013 11:23AM
Hard work to get a decent image Pamela but you managed it . You would have to have a small boat on the lake to get a front view WinkWink xx
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 10:22AM
Excellent set. Amazingly good art from metal. paul
AlanJ Plus
3 753 England
13 Jul 2013 7:49AM
I prefer V1 - it seems to have more sense of movement to meSmile

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