Around the Corner

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Although I could do without the humidity, the weather is one of the good things about the South.  The summers are long and as a rule the winters are short.  Lately, there has been little that would convince you that fall was just around the corner.

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We probably won’t see any real signs of fall until October or maybe early November. However, if you look you will notice that the season is beginning to change.

 

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Certain fall flowers or starting to bloom and there are even some leaves turning colors and others that have already fallen.

 

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I visited a local garden the other day and took these pictures. I kept trying to capture a shot of the dragon flies that were flying around the lake.

 

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Finally I found this little fellow who just sat a posed for me. (Do Dragon Flies sneeze, and if so, are we suppose to say “Bless You”? Just wondering.)

 

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 After a few minutes he moved to another spot and we continued until I decided to leave.

 

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That was a first for me. Usually I’m doing well to get a couple of shots at all. This guy would let me get close, change angles and sides. I just couldn’t believe that he was being so cooperative.

 

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10 Comments

  1. Farrell Kenimer September 6, 2013 at 6:11 am #

    That little fellow would be a great plus for our Salt River Indian Reservation Butterfly Atrium even in print form on the walls. Their gift shop sells little insect/bug type objects and one of these sealed in glass or printed on a trinket would be perfect for a place like that. Those are really great shots and we all want to thank this guy for his day of fame. I enjoyed the flora shots as well, especially that one of wheat or grass or whatever it is. Must not have been any breeze that day or else you are a master at getting vegetation to stand still as well as bugs.

    • Phillip September 6, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

      Thanks Ken for your wonderful comment.

  2. Edith Levy September 6, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    WOW…these are quite impressive Phillip. Whether the dragonfly posed or not you did an incredible job in capturing these images.

    • Phillip September 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

      Thanks Edith. It still’s nice to have your model work with you. 🙂

  3. Jimi Jones September 9, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    Amazing series of shots, Phillip. Absolutely awesome, my friend. I really like that first dragonfly shot with the wonderful bokeh. Good stuff!

    • Phillip September 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

      Thank you Jimi. I appreciate it!

  4. Andrew Graeme Gould September 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    Outstanding detail, colour and contrast in all of these. Phillip. The dragonfly shots are amazing, and the plant that comes just before them is really beautiful.

    • Phillip September 17, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

      Thank you Andrew. I appreciate it.

  5. Otto von Münchow November 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    Wonderful close-ups. In particular I like those images of the dragonflies. They really stand out.

    • Phillip November 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

      Thank you Otto. It’s been a little cool around here lately, I bet those dragon flies aren’t buzzing around any longer. 🙂

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