Nikon D7000, Nikkor VR 18-200mm lens
Jardin Botanique de Montréal, Quebec, CANADA
July 2013
a flash of perception taken in the Miksang style or contemplative photography

In the First Nations garden I was intent on photographing the many water lilies spread across the lake, when all of a sudden I felt something sparkly buzz past me to the left. I stopped, turned slowly, and was delighted to see this beautiful dragonfly. I only took the time to focus and get the shot before it flitted away to another part of the water…
First time I visit the First Nations garden and not the last…


dragonfly, bug, insect, miksang style, contemplative photography, green, sparkle, botanical gardens, macro, close up, focus, clarity, nature


  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 1 year ago

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonabout 1 year ago

    Gorgeous the way he stands out against the dark background! Lovely work!!

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroabout 1 year ago

    beautiful capture

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 1 year ago

    They are magical, aren’t they? :) This dragonfly is dramatic in the dark setting.

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 1 year ago

    What an amazing photograph, Joanne. Beautiful wings.

  • Ingz
    Ingzabout 1 year ago

    such a beautiful capture Joanne! xxx

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 1 year ago

    Super work Joanne …

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 1 year ago


  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

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