Giles first solo flight was not going as he hoped by clickinhistory

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Giles first solo flight was not going as he hoped by 

Ballet dancer born to kill,
the art of death framed in beauty,
darting flashes across sight,
soon to rest as summer’s pass.

This lovely dragonfly came and just sat on the barbed wire and let me almost walk right up to him while shooting, a right poser. Shot between the moats at Sheriff Hutton castle in North Yorkshire, England.

converted into black and white.

Shot on an Olympus E30.


  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 3 years ago

    The most amazing contrast from the beauty of nature to the harsh reality of man-kind! AMAZING CAPTURE!!! georgie

  • Hi there Georgie, thanks as always, this one just posed there for it’s close ups :)

    – clickinhistory

  • Linda  Morrison
    Linda Morrisonover 3 years ago

    Lovely shot. Works well in B&W.

  • Thank you Linda and congratulations on your homepage feature :)

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  • jon  daly
    jon dalyover 3 years ago

    Giles let u shoot his inaugural flight? WOW

  • well it was fine when he worked out how the joy stick worked lol

    thanks Jon

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  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...over 3 years ago

    great black and white

  • Thank you Christine

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  • Tempe
    Tempeover 3 years ago

    even a thread of cobweb catching the light – nice work.

  • Thank you Tempe, loving your new work by the way

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  • Geoff Dodd
    Geoff Doddover 3 years ago

  • wow, what a lovely surprise, thanks Geoff

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  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 3 years ago

    Beautiful close up, so fragile against the hardness of the wire, an immediate fav to me !! xoxo anna

  • Thank you Anna, trying to catch up on your work this weekend x

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  • Carlo Cesar Rodillas
    Carlo Cesar Ro...over 3 years ago

    Very beautiful B&W shot.

  • Thank you Carlo

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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 3 years ago

    Or, What’s This Then? I expect he escaped unscathed, & how civil of him to allow you to catch him in this fashion. Wonderful, Richard!

  • We are like that in the countryside, friendly, well as along as we are not trying to eat you anyway. Most disappointed the wire did not go ping when he took off though ;) Thanks Sheila

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  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 3 years ago

    Exquisite details!

  • that is a great surprise and much appreciated, thank you

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