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Japanese Koi represents perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose. The strongest koi swims upstream until it reaches the final waterfall, where it vaults into the mists and becomes a water dragon.

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Koi represents perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose. The strongest koi swims upstream until it reaches the final waterfall, where it vaults into the mists and becomes a water dragon.

It was a breath taking moment when everything came together; the koi coming up through the light-streamed somewhat murky water creating gentle ripples to give the reflection of the partly clouded sky and trees a silky texture with a wondrous play of light. In that brief moment, I saw a dragon in celestial space

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koi, pond, reflection, water, waves, zen, blue, penticton bc canada, dragon

Comments

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    This is GORGEOUS !!!!

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherover 3 years ago

    this is really stunning John!

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, John. What a wonderful capture!

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...over 3 years ago

    Such beautiful light and color! Magical.

  • Thank you so much, Ainsley :)

    – John Poon

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayover 3 years ago

    This is very nice John, it has a fairy feel :)

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Awesome work and terrific writing in your description.

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great work

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Mooreover 3 years ago

    beautiful capture!

  • fortheloveofit
    fortheloveofitover 3 years ago

    awesome work John :-)

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerover 3 years ago

    It’s breath-takingly beautiful, John!! You are an awesome artist!!

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