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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Blue Dragon Fly

June 24, 2012

It's not quite 6 a.m. and looking like the start of another beautiful day.   The rains finally caught up with us yesterday afternoon and we got a good soaking.  Here, at work, they only got a lot of wind.  I noticed quite a few branches littering the roads and sidewalks as I was driving to work last night. 

I was hoping to find some deer in the field across the street this morning, but so far none have shown up.  They used to be there every day, but now that so many people and their dogs go walking in the woods there, the deer don't come out so often.  I miss them.

A couple of days ago, I was finally able to get some photos of a dragonfly.   The Mrs and I were watching them play outside her bedroom window, so I went outside with my camera to see if I could get lucky.  Here is one little fellow.

After Mrs went to bed last night, I put this photo into Photoshop to play a bit and came up with this interesting blue photo art.  I used the "Painterly" texture from Bonnie at PDPA, and several blending modes in Photoshop.  I'll be posting this in Photo Art Friday at PDPA next later in the week for next weekend's photo art.

As I was working on this photo, I noticed a little white spot that did not belong, and was having the darndest time getting rid of it.  I just couldn't seem to find which layer the spot was on.  In the end, it occurred to me that the spot might be on my laptop screen.  DUH!  There it was!  One swipe and it was all gone.

One of the dwarfs has agreed to go out with me some night this upcoming week so that I can do some night photography.  Now I just have to decide where we will go.   I'm thinking that one of the places I would like to go is the ocean.   Maybe I'll get lucky and find a great sunset to photograph.

Well, that's about all my news for this morning.  It's time to be checking on the Mrs again before packing up to go home.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


The Queen Jester said...

I LOVE the dragonfly! You can see the detail in the wings...and the close up of the face - WOW. These are incredible.
I can't wait to see the nighttime shots, I can't seem to master this at all...but then again I don't seem to be out with the camera either.

smiekeltje said...

Your dragonflu is wonderful this blue makes it a bit mysterious looking, great!
I have planned to do several things today, but I'll see how far I get LOL.
Have a wonderful day

Andrea said...

I love the Darners and their silly little faces ... your picture is fun and wonderful at the same time. I enjoyed my visit to your blog (my first). I plan to come back. Feel free to come visit me as well ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Merike said...

What the great and harmony blue colors. Lovely painting piece of art :)

Mona's Picturesque said...

Wow! This is really more than a photo. This really IS art ♥

Janet said...

Very cool photo of the dragonfly and nice post the colours!