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A Dragonfly Tribute


At the Atlanta Botanical Garden this year, from April 28 - October 31, there was an exhibition of David Rogers' Big Bugs, which I was able to see in early October. 
All the bugs are made out of wood. 

This is the fountain at the entrance to the gardens.
For all you who have successfully done dragonfly macros, here's my tribute to you!


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


A Dragonfly Tribute


At the Atlanta Botanical Garden this year, from April 28 - October 31, there was an exhibition of David Rogers' Big Bugs, which I was able to see in early October. 
All the bugs are made out of wood. 

This is the fountain at the entrance to the gardens.
For all you who have successfully done dragonfly macros, here's my tribute to you!


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (38)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2007, 00:31
Very cool shot. I like the soft skirt that the water makes.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin.
Colours are so warm !! Like copper !
Ginnie Hart: That's exactly what I liked about this spot, Flo--the color! Thanks.
Wow,Ginnie - talk about coming back with a bang! Utterly gorgeous photograph. Faultless, fascinating and fabulous! (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Three f-words and all good. grin You are a sweetheart, Roz. Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 9 Nov 2007, 07:31
gorgeous shot the golden glow is so nice.
Ginnie Hart: I loved the color, too, Aussie. Thanks.
  • ras
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2007, 07:36
very pretty.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rags. smile
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Nov 2007, 08:06
What a fantastic structure. There has gone alot of work into producing this fine piece of art. Love the curtain of water and the lighting gives it great effect. Cracking shotsmile OH yes Ginnie's backsmile
Ginnie Hart: You always make me smile, Tracy! smile Thank you, thank you.
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Nov 2007, 08:34
took me a while to work this one out...worht the effort to see it though. very nice.
Ginnie Hart: So glad you worked it out, David. Thanks for taking the time.
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 9 Nov 2007, 08:41
What a tribute . I love the warmth of this..
Ginnie Hart: I really appreciate that, Shakara. Thanks.
C√≥mo me gusta el tiempo de exposici√≥n de esta toma, Ginnie. El efecto sedoso del agua acompa√Īado de la oscuridad, luce muy hermoso!

How I like the time of shutterspeed of this taking, Ginnie. The silky effect of the water accompanied by the dark, shines very beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, José Angel. And to think I can picture you in my mind's eye. smile
  • Monika
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Nov 2007, 09:27
Wonderful picture, just fantastic!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Monika.
This is very beautiful and I'd love to have seen this show. Ray would probably appreciate it too.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, I thought of Ray a lot when I saw this exhibition. smile I love how things remind us of each other. Thanks, Mary.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Nov 2007, 09:31
This appears to be a quite beautiful work of art, and your picture does it great justice, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Ray. Thank you. And yes, this whole exhibition really reminded me of you. smile
nicely captured. lovely picture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Gishan.
well done ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 9 Nov 2007, 10:41
I love the water...the softness of it, lighting and color. Very nice, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I appreciate your kind words. Thanks, Kathryn.
Fascinating fountain beautifully photographed. I like the frame as well Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Bill.
I love the way they've set up this exhibit with the light and all. It's a fierce looking dragonfly though smile
Ginnie Hart: Actually, I just remembered that there's another dragonfly in a huge pond. It, too, was huge but not fierce-looking at all. I'll have to find it and show it later. Thanks, Scarlet.
very nice, warm light
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a lot, Chantal.
Welcome back Ginnie!! we have missed your photos and your comments.
Lovely lighting and detail. Excuisite photograph!!!What an amazing fountain.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Gale. Thank you.
A little mysterious and also funny!
Ginnie Hart: You should see all the other bugs, Wim. if you think this one is funny. smile Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 9 Nov 2007, 11:50
Nice shutter speed! You must be experimenting. smile

Such craftsmanship on the bug, wow.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, dear Ruth, I've been experimenting. This was taken the same night of the breast-cancer King and Queen buildings' shot I posted a month ago. Almost the entire evening was time-lapsed photography. I'm glad I'm finally figuring it out. smile Thanks, as always, for your support.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Nov 2007, 13:07
How wonderfull Ginnie!, masterpiece, fascinating, I agree with Ruth, 20 seconds, (do you have a hired help to carry your equipment grin just kidding, I do the same!! smile
Ginnie Hart: No hired help, Astrid, but Donica did buy me a rolling camera bag that holds everything so I don't have the weight to carry on my back. It really helped on our recent trip! Thanks as always for your support.
Welcome back Ginnie, this looks great.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Nov 2007, 14:14
Yours just have to be bigger smile Even bigger than ray's bugs.

Excellent picture and the EXIF makes interesting reading matter. A Kiss of gold in this picture.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Bigger is not necessarily better (despite what anyone else might say). grin

You are so kind, Louis. Thank you.
  • Roger
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2007, 14:16
Glad your back. Look forward to the photos
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roger. It's good to be back looking at everyone's photos again!
Wow. Quite impressive.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, ChiChi. smile
comme c'est beau! une véritable oeuvre d'art. j'apprécie énormément
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, O-P.
At least you knew this one would stay put and not fly away the minute you clicked the shutter.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: HA! You are so right, Ingrid. I could manage this one. smile Thanks.
  • Pilgrim
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Nov 2007, 18:39
Very nice Ginnie - good use of slow exposure to capture the movement in the water. David.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, David.
I've never seen a fountain so small, or you have a hughe macrowink
Ginnie Hart: HA! The fountain base is as tall as my head so it really is quite huge, Nigel. smile Thanks.
Bizarre shot - I truly thought I was looking at a cake with a dragonfly decoration as the image loaded! Now I am wondering just who would have such a cake and for what occaision! Nice photo too btw and thank you for sending me spiralling off into fantasy ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Now that's an idea, Mike. I know lots of people like dragonflies and have all kinds of decorations in their home of them. Putting one on a cake would be perfect for a birthday celebration. Thanks for the idea. smile
  • Mal
  • far away from home - yet at home
  • 9 Nov 2007, 19:27
Gosh that's good miss Sweethart. mal
Ginnie Hart: You're always the gentle man, Mal. Thank you!
  • Ellie
  • no pics yet
  • 9 Nov 2007, 22:27
What an absolutely beautiful fountain Ginnie, a privilege to see it.
Ginnie Hart: It was a privilege indeed to see it live, Ellie. Glad you like it. Thanks.
Hi my dear, So you are back in Atlanta(or I am on blog haha!)Great garden ,more a piece of art, beauty shotsmile

BTWwink I leave for a week to paris for my birthday ,and our 20th anniversary, I left a slideshow from my last nature-works, Leaving-leaves, please take a look,

Miss you JoAnn smile
Thanks for commentingsmile
Ginnie Hart: Have a fabulous birthday and anniversary celebration. So soon back and you're leaving again. You're as bad as I am, JoAnn. smile
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, USA
  • 9 Nov 2007, 22:57
Damn, I missed this exhibition. Ithought it's still at the Garden. Oh, well...
The shot is gorgeous, thank you, dear.
Ginnie Hart: I've got another bug for you tomorrow...and maybe one later, so that you can see what you missed, Viktor. The garden comes up with some neat shows throughout the year. We try to go at least once a year. Thanks.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 10 Nov 2007, 04:20
This is a really nicely taken shot. The clarity, levels of light, and movement in the water are beautiful. I aspire to photos like this someday!
Ginnie Hart: You are so very kind, Jewlya. Thank you. As long as you have a tripod, the rest is really quite easy, I'm finding out! smile
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 10 Nov 2007, 13:13
So crisp and clear.
I like the way you captured the water.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Magnus.
Beautiful and perfectly done !
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Zeb.

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