I’ve talked about this before, but I spend most of my free time with my seven year old son, who sadly, is as addicted a camera nut as I am. Funnily enough, when we’re not competing, we’re actually helping each other out. Him with his superhuman eyesight for camoflaged and microscopic insects. Me with a lift up to the inaccessible places for the shorty, and the occasional word of advice on taking good shots – the answer is always a monotone ‘Yes, daddy.’

At the moment, our photos are all dragonflies and butterflies because it’s the beginning of autumn, though, in the last few minutes before heading home we came across a pair of spectacular purple beetles we’d never seen before. (All the good shots of these belong to my son!)

Why am I sharing this? No particular reason, except that it’s been an unexpected day off, shared with a friend on the last sunny day for the next two weeks. In other words, a good day…


tokyo, son, flowers, japan, dragonfly, colorful

I’ve been living in Japan now for many years as Teacher of English as a Second Language. My hobbies include photography and I also spend a lot of my free time making ‘machinima’ animation movies. These can be seen on Vimeo

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  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture! Very cheerful image :)

  • Thanks Tatum. It was a good day for photos.

    – kibishipaul

  • LeilaniMelayna
    LeilaniMelaynaalmost 5 years ago

    Really Neat Artwork Design, dear Kibishipaul! Cheers to you!

    Smiles Leilani :o)

  • Thanks Leilani.

    – kibishipaul

  • shadowlee
    shadowleealmost 5 years ago

    beautiful capture, love the colours

  • Many thanks. Glad you like it.

    – kibishipaul

  • webbie
    webbiealmost 5 years ago

  • Many thanks to Artists of Redbubble for this honor.

    – kibishipaul

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks Scott.

    – kibishipaul

  • Untamedart
    Untamedartalmost 5 years ago

    Such clarity and I really like all the bright colours in the background.

  • Thank you. I took half a dozen of these, but this was the only one I really liked. The flowers were just in the right position.

    – kibishipaul

  • Kasia Nowak
    Kasia Nowakalmost 5 years ago

    I just love the background colours!

  • Thanks Kasia. I was happy with this because of the background. Most of the others had a background that was too much red mixed with green. Headache inducing!

    – kibishipaul

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 5 years ago

    I have to stop and say “I love this shot” even though I have to be somewhere else now- get well soon!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    1 Day 2011/07/03

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