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Brian trembled at the sound that was building up around him, and dark shapes moved under the water and the lily pads…..but something made him look up and he saw a wondrous thing…..a tinkle of wings and flashes of colour like rainbows made real leapt and sparkled in the air above! “We will help you reach the shore Brian,” sang the dragonflies, and as one they swooped and pulled the lily pad towards the waters edge…….

Multiple photos ..waterlily picture taken at my local garden centre, dragonflies by my pond…textures by me and Ninianlif
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Camera Nikon D300
Lens various – Nikon 300mm, 18-200, 60mm macro
Edited in Aperture 3 and Photoshop 4




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dragonflies, lily pad, snail, waterlily

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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 3 years ago

    Stunning beauty dear Polly – Magic!

  • Oh…big sigh of relief Kira…this one has taken forever! I knew what I wanted, but it took AGEs to photograph the dragonflies, and trying to put it together so that it was a stand alone image as well as tell part of the story..well…days really!
    Huge hugs,
    P
    xxx

    – polly470

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 3 years ago

    Stunning work Polly, very magical image.

  • Mark..thank you….I know pictures of young goats have the ‘ah’ factore, but these ones have the blood and sweat inside!
    Hugs,
    P
    xx

    – polly470

  • Margot Ardourel
    Margot Ardourelabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful picture Polly! Very clever escape and then………??? :))

  • LOL!! Give me a break..the last two will have to do for a while….Brian is safe temporarily!!!
    Hugs,
    p
    xx

    – polly470

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful! Love the story and art. A fave.

  • Thanks Judy..thank goodness he is safe for now!!
    Hugs,
    p
    xx

    – polly470

  • Kratos
    Kratosabout 3 years ago

    Hooray for the dragonflies! Glad Brian is back on dry ground. Make him stay out of trouble for a few days, would you? :)

  • LOL!! Going to have to..I am exhausted!!!
    Hugs,
    P
    xx

    – polly470

  • Michael  Gunterman
    Michael Gunte...about 3 years ago

    WOW! Your macro, treatment and story are just wonderful Polly and clever solution to Brian’s problems, yes everybody wants more… ;-))

  • LOL!!! I am working as hard as I can…it took AGES to photograph the dragonflies…fast little sos and so’s!!!
    Hugs,
    P
    Glad you are enjoying it!!
    Hugs,
    P
    xx

    – polly470

  • Patricia Strand
    Patricia Strandabout 3 years ago

    I can only imagine the work that went into this! One of your best, ever. Bravo!

  • Thanks Patricia! You know..the best thing is is that I can do it now..before I came on here I didn’t even know how to use the simple editing suite….now I bravely venture into storytelling which I have ALWAYS wanted to do..it’s a wondrous thing in itself!
    Hugs,
    P
    xx

    – polly470

  • Carmen Holly
    Carmen Hollyabout 3 years ago

    Another goodie…. always enjoy the read too.

  • Thanks Carmen!! I am enjoying the freedom to write …I am truly enjoying myself!
    Hugs,
    P
    xx

    – polly470

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    Brilliant work of art. Gorgeous creation and story. :o)

  • Thanks Bunny! The images are getting more and more complex!!!!
    Hugs,
    P
    xx

    – polly470

  • MoniqueGeurts
    MoniqueGeurtsabout 3 years ago

    This is very very beautiful Polly!

  • Thanks Monique!! I loved doing this one!
    Hugs,
    P
    xx

    – polly470

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