Saturday, December 19, 2009

I took one but was gifted with three

I had spent two and a half hours to come back here, but you were here waiting for me. As usual, the only thing that would have attracted me in a distance is that you, the one in red.

Sorry, I had to move away fast in order not to get myself a really deep suntan. I had been looking, waiting and spending too much time on the Dusky Langur and the baby. I was just too excited to have learned a new experience.

I aimed at you, but got three in return. One red and another green dragonflies. Then what was the third?

This is how our life is supposed to be. Just let it be, and surprise will be there waiting for us. It may be a wonder, or a trivial encounter. And it can be a positive or simply a negative surprise.

So what was the third?

The green had left, the red was flying away. The third was statued at the same spot. It was not clear in picture due to the shallow depth of field.

The green had returned now, and you had landed. The third one remained undisturbed. But I really had to leave you all behind due to the intense heat.

(All the three, both dragonflies and the grasshopper continued to enjoy their day. They are born to be stronger than me, at least, when facing the burning hot sun).

22 comments:

George said...

How wonderful to be able to capture three when shooting at one. The dragonflies are beautiful. I'm glad you noticed the red one and got these pictures.

Kirigalpoththa said...

That is a nice bright color...a real dragon like dragon fly!

Icy BC said...

I cheated by enlarging the photo that you're allowed, but couldn't find the grasshopper!

Hot? I'll send you some snow! We have plenty today..

Stay hydrated!

Misalyn said...

Like Icy BC, I cheated too :)

I enlarge the photos before reading hehehhe. The post title is quite intrguing that's wahy I enlarged the phots first.

Happy weekend rainfield and thanks for the visit and for reading my prayer.

Diane AZ said...

Three very nice surprises and how great to have your camera with you. They sure did like that leaf!

Cheryl said...

Wow, great photos. Beautiful red dragonfly! You write such nice and intriguing thoughts!

rainfield61 said...

George: You have visited me while I was asleep. How wonderful to be able to see you in the morning after the hiking.

Kirigalpoththa: That is a bright and hot colour, those dragon loves but not me.

Icy BC: The grasshopper is at the far end of the leaf. It stay too quiet for you to see.

I purposely wrote the hot weather. Hehehe, I have not weather, I do not the snow.

Misalyn: No, there is no rule and regulation, and there is no police.

But don't tel me, like Icy, you can't find the grasshopper as well.

Have a great Sunday.

Diane: The Three Stooges did provide me fun and entertainment.

Cheryl: These three Stooges inspired me, and lead me all the way.

SJ said...

wow i haven seen red dragon fly b4

A smile from SJ =)

roentarre said...

This is a topic of complimentary colour. The concept is to evoke striking impression for a viewer to remember. You are right to capture a great image using this feature

SquirrelQueen said...

That is amazing to find three such creatures on a single leaf, how wonderful. I do see all three but almost missed the grasshopper.

wenn said...

lovely dragonfly..

Me said...

I love red...that´s make it perfect photos for my own opinion...

Thanks for sharing...

Bangchik said...

The red one was doing helicopter aerial show. Vertical take off!! Cheers ~bangchik

rainfield61 said...

SJ: The red and hot is spicy.

A smile from Rainfield.

roentarre: You make me reading more on complimentary colour.Thanks for the sharing.

SquirrelQueen: How wonderful to find everybody lives peacefully on a small territory.

wenn: They are lovely, they are hot.

Me:I see more red during Chinese New Year. Red lanterns, red shirts, red decoration...

Thanks for your visit.

Bangchik: You have taken off, and now you are back again. Welcome back, my friend.

Bengbeng said...

i was fooled they really looked like leaves :)

betchai said...

what a wonderful surprise Rainfield, I can feel your joy, sometimes, nature do shower us with a lot of joyful surprises such as this.

Ratty said...

Our bugs are long gone here until next spring. I'm glad to be able to see them through you.

The Retired One said...

Wow...I have never seen a red dragonfly...it is really beautiful!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield, that is awesome to capture all three at once. I love that red one - the color is so deep, nice.

Autumn Belle said...

Dragonflies that comes in pairs will bring you double good news especially if they fly near you or land on you. Are these 2 dragonflies a couple? The grasshopper is definitely the odd one here but he is well camourflaged.

maricar said...

you are lucky to have captured three dragonflies in one, i love the red one, but honestly i can't seem to find the other one :(

Ayie said...

I miss being close with nature like that, here rare that i see dragonflies (haven't seen one yet here) and butterflies. Crows surround us though =P