Sunday, August 23, 2015

Drawing Challenge: Tiny




A tiny and delicate dragonfly...


...all red, black, and shimmeringly transparent...


...is delightfully beautiful from a distance,...


... but when enlarged, can seem....


... a bit creepy.



While something we might normally think of as creepy, such as spiderwebs, look like tiny strands of the finest silk...


...covered with minuscule pearl-like droplets.


For more interpretations of our "tiny" theme, go to Tammie's blog, Beauty Flows.



Also linking to: I Heart Macro

21 comments:

  1. I have never seen a red dragonfly. Those photos are gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Coming from you (a photographer I really admire), that means a lot.

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  2. such beautiful tiny glimpses of life.
    your dragonfly looks different from those around here, in coloring.
    and the spiderweb photos are such a beautiful delight to see.

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    1. Thanks so much Tammie! I didn't know that there weren't red dragonflies everywhere, so I have learned something today.

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  3. I like your photos but also a bit creepy:) - eric

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    1. Thanks, Eric; I think the ones of the dragonfly close up are really creepy, myself!

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  4. The delicacy of the web and all its' strands flying off in different directions it looks like, and the parts of the dragonfly that are also delicate and have parts flying off in different directions are a really good yin/yang experience for me. What great photos and what a great post Sharmon! *smiles* Norma

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    1. Thanks so much for all the kind words, Norma! :~)

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  5. everything, but especially the dragonfly...

    xoxo

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  6. amazing photography - those dragonfly wings - so intricate.

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  7. I love to take macro shots myself,
    I love to find out about every little
    detail on flowers or anything I'm
    interested in. Great shots!

    Have a beautiful day
    Möwe

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    1. Laura, thanks so much for stopping by! hope you are doing well! xox

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  9. ... or, in other words, how one thing can suggest another... great food for thought.

    i've uncovered secrets for you in my blogpost, i'm happy to have been able to do that. and i've been musing upon your suggestion tiny things are 'easy' to manipulate. i think you are so right! i believe the fascination starts there... n♥

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  10. Thanks, Nadine; glad you enjoyed the 'thought food"! :)

    I think manipulating tiny things is like playing when we were children - maybe that's why it fascinates us so much...

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  11. stunning closeups... that dragonfly... sigh

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