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“Dragonfly & Clover” – Secord Forest

“Dragonfly & Clover” - Secord Forest

“While fear depletes power, faith gives wings for the soul’s elevation.”
― T.F. Hodge

A recently hatched dragonfly, note the right side wing is not fully opened yet. It seemed because it was still not in full flight mode that it hung beneath plants, waiting for its wings to mature.

I simply liked the ‘look’ of this scene, with the dragonfly dangling beneath the clover blossom. There were dozens of dragonflies flitting around but this one was unique and the colours in the late day sun glowed with warmth.

Nikon D800
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @ 300mm

1/160 sec, f/6.3 ISO 200

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“Honeysuckle & Fox Grape” – Stouffville

“Honeysuckle & Fox Grape” - Stouffville

“Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will. The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it.”
― Patrick Süskind

As the days warm, aromatic flowers prevail, attracting bees and insects with their sweet perfumes. Pollinated flowers give way to fruits and green leaves darken as they mature from their pale spring forms.

The above photo was made of plants along a local walking trail. I liked the way the sun shone through the shadows, illuminating the grape leaves and honeysuckle blossoms, as well as the range of light within the composition, from the bright white of the blossoms to the darkness in the shadows.

Nikon D800
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @140mm

1/60 sec, f/14.0, ISO 1100

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