Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Delicate Dragonfly

Delicate digital photography
Dragonfly photograph seemed to be the perfect one to post again after my last two paintings. I read that they symbolize 'renewal, positive force and power of life in general.' They are also thought to represent fleetingness and change, even though they are one of the oldest inhabitants of earth dating back over 250 million years! The Japanese and also the Zuni Indians consider them to be messengers from another world representing courage and strength. To the Navaho Indians dragonfly symbolized pure water. Check here if you would like to see some exquisite close-up photographs of the dragonfly. I am happy that so far this summer I see their shimmering delicate lacy wings and iridescent eyes as they fly around the garden.

7 comments:

Carolum Art said...

Very nice foto and information!!
Saludos

meera said...

Thanks you!

Prabha N. said...

I love the blue tinted one. When i was a kid it was rarer compared to the green counterpart. All those long summer afternoons passed by swiftly if one were to chase these. Recently, in nainital i spotted a red one too. These flies are beautiful.

B said...

Very nice pic meera. love them especuially the ones flitting over water, such iridescent beauty

meera said...

Thank you Prabha and B! Yes --they are beautiful creatures and I watch them for hours mesmerized by their shimmering wings and colors :)

padmaja said...

Meera, it is a wonderful picture to look at, more than that, this post has a message for me today.. call it synchronicity or coincidence.. it means a lot to me, thank you!

meera said...

I am so glad that the beautiful dragonfly is indeed a messenger for you, Padmaja! I too find there is so much of synchronicity in life! I read somewhere its a 'wink from the cosmos' :) Thanks for your comment !

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