I had never seen a golden dragonfly before this day when I just happened to be in the right place at the right time, camera in hand.

There he sat, on a bud of clematis durandii, that somehow is growing in this new spot, and not where I planted it, with its open bell-shaped flower in the background. Oh, that purple, this gold, that light, this picture.

A moment when the colors of autumn came together on a hot august day.
A golden moment, filled with magic and sunshine.

It was a gift, that moment.

A jewel.


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  • knickknacks August 13, 2010 at 6:51 am

    How precious! That is an amazing shot! 🙂

  • Kathryn August 13, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Wow that photo is so beautiful . . . it’s always amazing when everything seems to come together and magic happens.

  • Nana August 13, 2010 at 8:25 am

    That is absolutely beautiful, I’ve never seen one up that close

  • elk August 13, 2010 at 8:33 am

    what a poem in the photo .and the words.a gift indeed

  • Skye August 13, 2010 at 9:08 am

    what an unusual & glorious sight! Thanks to the photography gods for guiding you to that spot!!

  • Debi August 13, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I am stunned! And happy! What a beauty. And what a fabulous image – this is just amazing. That clematis knew what it was doing! And dragonflies come back, you know – perhaps this is the start of something good. xoxo

  • Frida August 13, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Golden and somewhat magical. Beautiful capture Kelly. Have a nice weekend!

  • Katja August 13, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Thank you for your words! I have felt those perfect golden moments too but can never put it into words as beautiful as yours!!

  • Amy August 13, 2010 at 11:55 am

    stunning! beyond words, honestly. wow.

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  • Steph August 13, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the depth of those colours.

  • Marcie August 13, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Yes – a definite golden gift..a shiny gem and jewel!!

  • Carola August 13, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    This is very beautiful. Great to catch a dragonfly on camera – usually they’re not very cooperative. Love your photography.

  • gilding lilies August 14, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Wow, this is an amazing shot! A shining gem for sure!

  • A Box of Chocolates August 15, 2010 at 1:03 am

    wowwee what an incredible picture, I just wait for the days when somehow it all comes together just like that it is an amazing shot.

  • Jean August 15, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Most beautiful photograph! I collect dragonflies and was particularly attracted to this one. I’ve never seen a gold one before either!

  • Leah C August 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    An amazing, beautiful photo!

  • prairiegirl August 24, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    be still be still my heart …
    the beauty you create with your artistry …
    the beauty you capture …
    it all comes from the beauty within you …




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