In this scene is a reflection of a willow tree on the right, and floating leaves on the left at Albuquerque Bio Park's Dragonfly Pond Garden.
In most cultures dragonflies have varying meanings, but often symbolize growing, changing and a sense of self. Old English folklore tale: if a dragonfly lands on you it is a sign you will hear good news from someone dear, and conversely if you see a dead dragonfly, it symbolizes sad news. In Japanese paintings they are the symbol for new light and joy, happiness, courage and strength. In European culture the dragonfly was given the name of "Devil's Darning Needle", a superstition that it would sew shut the mouths of children while they slept. The Swedish name for dragonfly is trollslanda, which means "hobgoblin fly" in English. Swedish fantasy believed that hobgoblins, elves and brownies would live hidden in woods and dragonflies were considered to be their twisting tools. To the Chinese they are a symbol of summer, but also a symbol of instability and feebleness.
Some cultures call the dragonfly the witches' or devils' animals, while in others they are honored.
Some people believe the dragonfly symbolizes emotional and passionate early years of life, and balance and clarity with age. It represents a sense of self that comes with age, maturity, and clarity of the deeper meanings of life.
There are numerous dragonfly superstitions, myths and beliefs. Next time you encounter one in the garden, think not only of its natural benefits, but its mystical and magical meanings and fly into a world of imagination.
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mesutilgim (79988) 2013-12-05 14:27
Perfect observed and captured !
Very nice compo with nice brigth autumnal colors and perfect graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
bukitgolfb301 (34474) 2013-12-05 22:13
Hi dear Ray
Wow this is reflction?!? So amazing and unbelievable,
perfect frameworkk and well coordinated / considered color balance at all. Nice yelloe colro unity!
All the best and have a good day! Takero from Tokyo
Noel_Byrne (20720) 2013-12-06 3:15
This is a great optical illusion, as I first looked at this, I had no idea what way I was viewing it, but your note sorts that out nicely in my mind! A brilliant way to present this scene, almost like a Monet picture!
All the best
serp2000 (37893) 2013-12-07 2:47
It needs time for understanding of this picturesque composition. A dragonfly means Strekoza in the Russian language. I like this small amazing helicopter.
ikeharel (52251) 2013-12-08 1:01
Most fabulous reflection, ray, the stunning colors collected superbly under the bright sky.
Looks almost as an impressionist painting.
Miguel82 (20150) 2013-12-09 13:30
Howdy Ray, thanks for not forgetting me it's nice, I always reply don't worry
your picture looks like a movie scene almost unreal, so beautiful hues and excellent resolution, a brillant picture of nature, thanks, all the best, good evening