Monday, July 11, 2011

Why mess with perfection?

nature so often leaves us breathless

we are unable to capture it's true beauty

no matter the camera
no matter the light
no matter the eye of the photographer

no photoshop
no digital enhancing
no improvements needed

for a dragonfly
is nature's perfection



by the way ~ you know I chose 'B' Sunday...
with a photo shoot and a little laundry 
thrown in on the side!  ;)

46 comments:

S. Etole said...

They are quite something, aren't they?!

missing moments said...

Fantastic photos! I can never capture these guys!

Lúcia said...

Your photos leave me breathless too!
Beautiful pics! :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Great photo! But maybe it could use a little texture in the corners...

;) Just kidding! It's perfect just the way it is. :)

Lin said...

Your blog looks incredible!! How come it always looks fresh and lovely???! It really does. :)

LOVE the dragonfly!! Great close-ups!!

Laurie said...

Wow Catherine, you do have a great camera! The dragonfly pictures are stunning!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes--nature is awesome ---and leaves us speechless and breathless.. We experienced this so many times while on our trip out west.... Talk about 'taking one's breath away'... Wow!!!!!

Great pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

Chatty Crone said...

WHAT AN AWESOME PICTURE! sandie

T's Daily Treasures said...

My 12 year old freaks during dragonfly season. Can you imagine a 12 year old boy not liking bugs or insects of any sort? Glad to hear you chose B. Seems a lot of folks are struggling with those same choices at the moment. I say if you have good weather, enjoy! Our temps are above 110 most days and the humidity has set in ... 70% today. Ugh! A friend gave me a plaque that says "A clean house is the sign of a wasted life." Don't waste a beautiful day! Blessings, Tammy

Barbara said...

Great captures! I was in dragonfly heaven last summer - they were everywhere in all colors! This year I guess it's too dry. So I really appreciate yours! Glad you chose 'B'!

BeadedTail said...

Your photos are incredible! I'm glad you chose B and enjoyed your Sunday!

Stacey Dawn said...

Truly no need to mess with perfection....those are lovely.
So glad you had fun AND got some laundry done!! ;o)

Anesha said...

Two wonderful photos, love the first one!! Have a great day. Hugs Anesha

Tanja said...

Hi Catherine, beautiful photo's you made of the dragon fly, we called it a Libelle.

Have a great day,
Love
Tanja

Linens and Royals said...

The dragonfly's wings are perfection, wonderful photo. XX

Pam said...

I have tried to capture a dragonfly, but none of my pictures turn out! Great capture!

Penelope's Beehive said...

I am delighted that you picked "B"...for you would never have captured such a magnificent photograph! There is such beauty hiding in tiny packages.
Warmly,
Judy ox

The Monkeys said...

Gorgeous photos, Catherine! I think your photographic skills are amazing!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Stunning capture, Catherine. Of course no photo or painting is quite the same as seeing and experiencing Nature directly, but with artists such as yourself, you can come close. :-)

♥Ingrid♥ said...

Hello dear Catherine,beautiful your nature picture!verry special also......x

Brian said...

Such amazingly beautiful photos!

Sandra said...

you are so right, no one makes anything better than a critter by God..

Forever Foster said...

Oh wow. Isn't he glorious. And such a fantastic photo!

Gods Little People said...

You're too right - nothing beats the magic and awe of a dragonfly. AMAZING photography Catherine!!!
xo

Bossy Betty said...

Incredible!!! Glad you choose the photo shoot!!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Beautiful 'nature' photos!! You are right, no photoshop needed, in fact technology can't possibly top these!! :-)

BTW chose 'B' was the perfect one for a Sunday.. or any beautiful day! Have a Great week, Catherine!!

Hugs,
Coreen XOXO

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Just beautiful Cat... hope you're enjoying the weather.
Susan x

Sylvia said...

These photos are really beautiful, Catherine !
I love working with textures now, when I ask my husband which photo he likes the most, he always prefers the original :-)
Hugs,
Sylvia

Linda R. said...

Oh my heavens.. This shot is Amazing..
How did I know you would chose B.. Hee Hee...

Hugs, Linda

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Amazing, fantastic, beautiful!!! What else can I say? Gorgeous!... There, I found one more expression.
xxxxxx

Mariette said...

Dearest Catherine,

What a gorgeous photos! LOVE that dragonfly and look at its face...!
Thanks for the text as well.

Lots of love and lots of sunshine,

Mariette

Ann said...

they are amazing. I found one floating in my pool a couple years ago and saw their wings up close for the first time and I was fascinated by them.
As for Sunday was there really any other choice? :)

Christine said...

I adore dragonflies, we have so many this year. Great photo.

Pamela said...

Incredible shots Catherine!! I love dragonflies!!!

I'm glad you chose some laundry...i love doing laundry. Yes i am crazy!

Pamela xo

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Wow! I love these little helicopters! Beautiful shots!

Sarah said...

Wow! What great pictures! A little one was warming on my back walk today. I love dragonflies.

Jen said...

Well of course you chose B; that just proves your brain is working properly ;o)
Love your new little friend there!

Lesley said...

Your photographs are magnificent, how did you persuade the dragonfly to pose for you? I can never catch them when they're not moving. Such beautiful creatures!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You captured these cuties amazingly great, Catherine.
Love to you for a happy midweek xxxx

The Smiths said...

Wow - what fantastic photos!

Glad you chose B!

Kay :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Catherine, your picture is just amazing and I hope your week is amazing too!! :-)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Beautiful words and beautiful photographs, Catherine! I hope you are enjoying your summer. :D

Sarah Knight said...

Marvelous : )

Poetic Soul said...

How you were able to take such a picture I'll never know, its gorgeous

Becca said...

Stunning, STUNNING shots!

Sérgio Pontes said...

I like it =)

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