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photoblog image It's Monday

It's Monday

 

"Don't cut off your nose to spite your face."

(meaning)

(dead dragonfly Astrid found in our courtyard)

 

 

 

It's Monday

 

"Don't cut off your nose to spite your face."

(meaning)

(dead dragonfly Astrid found in our courtyard)

 

 

 

comments (26)

  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Oct 2018, 01:52
A beautiful photograph of a sad discovery :-/
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherry. It ended up being quite a photo-op.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Oct 2018, 02:51
Relax...Monday is not that bad! smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm with you, Ray, but I remember all of those who aren't. HA!
Jolie photo, dommage qu'elle soit morte.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martine. I do wonder how it ended up like this!
Oh - how very sad :-( A well done photo!
Ginnie Hart: It WAS sad, Elizabeth, but I still saw its beauty, even in death. Thanks.
I love what you did with it, Ginnie. Too bad I found it dead. but in return you made it into a beautiful picture. Love the wings
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Astrid. It's a reminder that even in death there is much beauty to be seen (which I have experienced in my own life).
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 15 Oct 2018, 06:47
Those huge all-seeing eyes - lifeless. This is stark but very good, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Are the eyes even there, Lisl? I have no idea what I'm seeing when I look at that face...except that it does look lifeless. sad Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Oct 2018, 07:13
Wonderful - Ginnie Ray!
Ginnie Hart: HA! At least Ray captures ALIVE dragonflies, Philine. smile
Très belle prise de vue ..elle est sans doute morte de fatigue ..
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine. I suppose dying of fatigue is one of the best ways to die?
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 15 Oct 2018, 07:24
And now you have given it imortality Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. What a sweet thought, Chris. Thank you.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Oct 2018, 07:27
Oh dear! But there is beauty even in death. The wing structure always fascinates me.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Alan, that there is beauty in death, which has been my experience with both my parents. It helps to remember that thought. Thanks.
Wat een hele mooie scherpe foto en geweldige tekst erbij.
Fijne week
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Marjolein. It was a fun photo-op for me. smile
Un hommage à  cette odonate pour qui la vie n'est plus.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Pascale. May it forever rest in peace! Merci.
Its work is done and its brief existence at an end but you have created a fine picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
poor dragonfly, must have just dropped out of the air, game over... love your light box!!
Ginnie Hart: One does wonder what happened to the poor guy! (sigh) But it did end up being a nice photo-op, Elaine. Thanks.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 15 Oct 2018, 08:38
Downed.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Chad!
yeeks..... nice pic Ginnie. Putting it on white paper is perfect!
Ginnie Hart: Yeeks, indeed, Rob. And thanks.
They make great decorations. I glue them to things.
Ginnie Hart: WHAT??????
These are beautiful creatures alive of dead and you have done this little character proud Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Most sweet of you, Brian. Thank you kindly.
A sad moment captured here. Though the wings are quite lovely.
Ginnie Hart: Even in it's death, Ruthie, it seemed so beautiful and photogenic...apart from it's cut-off face.
My goodness, Ginnie, you've made something very beautiful here. A sad event but so artistically presented.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Beverly. I knew the dragonfly was dead, of course, when Astrid brought it inside. But I was so excited about the photo-op that I didn't ready think about it as "dead," if that makes any sense? I DID see its beauty shining through.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 15 Oct 2018, 14:31
perfect title....amazing photo
Ginnie Hart: Thank, Bonnie. It did seem to fit. smile
  • Robin
  • United States
  • 15 Oct 2018, 14:44
Capturing beauty in death...love it!
Ginnie Hart: I know that's close to your heart right now, Robin. But it's true.
A definite photo-op!
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Tom!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 15 Oct 2018, 18:20
oh, my, what a creepy critter image
Ginnie Hart: I guess that means beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Sherri??? smile
was it chasing trees Ginnie?
....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I totally wish I knew, Peter!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Oct 2018, 23:35
Like so many other insects, the flying version is the final edition of the individual. The life span of a dragonfly is about 6 months - quite long for an insect. So either it took an early sniff of Doom or it reached expiry date. Nevertheless it is still a great photo object and well done with the white paper.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Louis, it just occurred to me that doctors have studied cadavers for centuries to learn everything they need to know about anatomy and physiology! I found myself most inquisitive during this photo-op, as you can imagine. smile Thanks for your comment. I recently purchased a lightbox and this was my first subject.

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