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The Dragon-fly
Today I saw the dragon-fly
Come from the wells where he did lie.
An inner impulse rent the veil
Of his old husk: from head to tail
Came out clear plates of sapphire mail.
He dried his wings: like gauze they grew;
Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew
A living flash of light he flew.

~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Digital oils; elements taken from an original photograph of an antique carousel at the Bronx (NY) Zoological Gardens; shot November 11, 2006.

Tech specs: Photoshop, Filter Forge, Filters Unlimited, Xero, ARKVIS


dahlia, dragonfly, flower, foliage, insect, nature, sky, still life, summer, vintage

Hello, and welcome!
I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • Conoro
    Conoroover 3 years ago

    “Between heaven and hell, where the dragonflies dwell,
    There’s a garden filled with colour and light.”
    (Paul McCann)

    I think you’ve excelled yourself Gina, this is beautiful!!! oxoxox

  • As I mentioned to someone on another site, I have been attempting this painting off and on for a couple of YEARS! I finally got to the place I wanted to be with it, and I am so happy you like it! XOXO

    – RC deWinter

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, great WORK and well earned.

  • Muchas gracias! :-)

    – RC deWinter

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 3 years ago

  • Honored, thank you, Meeli.

    – RC deWinter

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 3 years ago




  • Wooohooo….I am so pleased about this. Merci beaucoup!

    – RC deWinter

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

  • My pleasure. :-)

    – RC deWinter

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your February 3, 2011 feature in The Best of Red Bubble! You can see your work posted in our Feature Gallery.

  • Marvellous birthday gift, honored, Kathleen!

    – RC deWinter

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Nice work, great style!

  • Muchas gracias!

    – RC deWinter

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 3 years ago

    magical work .. congrats on the feature

  • Honored, thanks.

    – RC deWinter

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Really beautiful work, Gina

  • Thank you, Stephanie, it took years to get to this final rendering but it feels good to have finally created the essence of what I was attempting.

    – RC deWinter

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    February 4th, 2010
    Please enter/vote in the ongoing Challenges

  • An honor as always, Mary, thank you!

    – RC deWinter

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