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Golden Dragon

By ChiliMan
And no, I don’t mean the Chinese restaurant GrinGrin

Actually, my mum was born in the Year of the Dragon…and when she turned 60, she was technically a Golden Dragon (5 x 12, i.e., the 5th cycle of the dragon year since she was born…from a Chinese/lunar calendar standpoint, that is). least I think that's right.

ANYWAY…enough waffling! Just three dragonfly shots for today. Taken today. The haze situation wasn’t so bad so I went into the garden for a bit. Fortunately this little fella was waiting for me. Not a spectacular looking dragonfly but still uploadworthy, I thought.

I’m not crazy about V3 but I thought I’d put it up anyway ‘cos I like how the eye turned out Smile


Tags: Fly Golden Insect Yellow Dragonfly Singapore Dragon Wildlife and nature

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25 Jun 2013 1:44PM
Great wing detail.

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Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2013 1:46PM
Lovely shots...
7 10 10 England
25 Jun 2013 2:10PM

Quote:not a spectacular looking dragonfly
You've got to be joking - it's gorgeous.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
25 Jun 2013 2:13PM

Quote:not a spectacular looking dragonflyYou've got to be joking - it's gorgeous.

Aww...I'll tell him when I next see him Wink
Ted447 Plus
3 187 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2013 2:26PM
Lovely images. TedGrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2013 2:55PM
So well composed Andrew - I have a liking (preference) for v2. I don't know why, but it works for me. Superb details and background to show him off.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
25 Jun 2013 3:30PM
Well lit and coloured shots Andrew.
And as for my preference ?
I prefer an Indian takeaway to a Chinese one !!
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2013 3:34PM
Super detail Andrew (hope that haze goes away soon for you).
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2013 3:36PM
WOW, love this supermodel and you have captured its metallic sheen beautifully.

Re Chinese years etc. I was born in the year of the pig and Contrary to its rather negative reputation in the West, the Pig of Chinese Astrology may be the most generous and honorable sign of the Zodiac. But does that mean that when I was 60 I was a golden Pig? If it does I'm sorry I missed the opportunity to buy myself a gold piggy bank for luck (fat chance of anyone else buying me one)!
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
25 Jun 2013 3:42PM
Three top class captures of this beautiful dragon, Andrew, just used my UA for today, otherwise you would have had it Smile Carol
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2013 3:43PM
wonderful set andrew fantastic detail brilliant colours v1 just nicks it for me today a stunner nice one Wink
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
25 Jun 2013 4:02PM
beautifully captured
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
25 Jun 2013 4:18PM
fantastic capture of this golden dragon. I bet that keeps the mozzies off.
Superb images.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
25 Jun 2013 4:56PM
Pah....It's not a dragon, it's a darter.....But I'm being pedantic Tongue It's only cuz I'm jealous....Blush

sable 8 9 7 England
25 Jun 2013 6:06PM
a trio of excellent images my favourite is V2 - well spotted and captured - Elizabeth xx
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
25 Jun 2013 6:32PM
An excellent set of macro's here Andrew.

25 Jun 2013 7:27PM
Beautiful images Andrew, especially #1. The link to your mother is intriguing!

SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
25 Jun 2013 7:36PM
We take these little creatures for granted, but when you see them close up they're just so exotic. Lovely shot Andrew.
25 Jun 2013 8:52PM
Great shots
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
25 Jun 2013 9:36PM
Excellent shapes in the frames and super detail, Andrew. Like the blurb as well, very interesting.

Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
26 Jun 2013 2:56AM
Beautiful images. Great detail Andrew......Sandy
A beautiful set Andrew, the wing detailing is fantastic. Gorgeous colours & I like the frame tooWink
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
26 Jun 2013 10:24PM
Three real belters Andrew, you should be jolly pleased with how they have turned out. The details and clarity are exceptional and the backgrounds great. I visited the Somerset Levels with the Osmants today but none of us managed even one shot of a dragonfly, they were hyperactive in the warm weather

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