Dragonflies

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Dragonfly – Orlando Wetlands Park – September 2015

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Dragonfly – Lake Appka Wildlife Drive – September 2015

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice

I’m not sure if the birds were hard to find this weekend or I am becoming more discriminating in what I photograph. In any case here are a couple of dragonflies.

Dragonfly Lore

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Skimmer – Lake Monroe – May 2015

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Skimmer – Lake Monroe Park – May 2015

“Reflected in the dragonflies eye — mountains” – Kobayashi Issa

Dragonflies live 2 different lives. In the east they are majestic signs of strength, in the west objects of superstition. Some translations of European names for dragonflies – devils needle (French and German), water witch, blind stinger. See this blurb for more info http://www.petzon.se/dragonfly/main/just_for_fun/folklore.html. I’ll be adding this to my wetlands tour talks.

To me the fact that hexagons appear again – in the light reflected from the dragonflies eyes is a tribute to that universal shape.

Thanks to http://justkeepbrains.com/ for leading me on this path of investigation.